A grade scheme is a way of organizing users’ performances on grade items into levels of achievement. A grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels. Each achievement level has its own range of acceptable grades and a symbol, such as a numeric value, letter, or text description, to represent it. You can create your own grade schemes or use the pre-set grades schemes.
*Note: The grading schemes that come standard in a CU-Boulder D2L course are Percentage and Letter Grades. In order to upload your course final grades into the Registrar's web grading system, a Letter Grades grading scheme is necessary. To learn more about exporting final grades for web grading please visit the Export Grades for Web Grading tutorial.
Creating a grading scheme is useful when you grade your class on a different system than standard grading. An example of this case would be, an instructor using a different range of percentages to correspond to a grade than is generally used (e.g. A = 90% - 100%, A- = 85% - 89%). Please use the following steps to create a custom grades scheme.
If you want to use a similar grades scheme to another, it is useful to copy that scheme and adjust the values/ranges as you need. Please refer to the instructions below to learn about this process.