Encrypting the data in a downloaded Gradebook helps protect the privacy of student grades. This tutorial shows how to do so using Excel from Office 2010 for Windows.
Next you must permanently delete the original file downloaded from Desire2Learn. To permanently delete a file, click the file, press SHIFT, and then press DELETE. Be certain that you are deleting the correct file. This step for deleting files is not sufficient for deleting old gradebooks which contain Social Security Numbers. Please contact the IT Security Office for help securely deleting files containing Social Security Numbers.