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Exempting Grades

Instructors can Exempt students from any grade item in the Grade Center to take into consideration students that transfer to a school, add a course late, drop a course, or require other accommodations. Exempted items are not added into any statistical or total grade calculations.

Existing grades that have been Exempted are not deleted but are ignored in all total and statistical calculations. No secondary display value is shown for items that are Exempt.

Exemptions entered for system-generated column are saved as the Override grade. Exemptions entered for manually created columns are saved as the grade for the column when no Override grade exists.

How to Exempt a Grade from the Grade Center Page

Students are Exempted from a grade from the Grade Center page or the Grade Details page. When a grade has been Exempted, it will display an Exempted icon in the cell of the exempted grade. Comments are added to any exempted grade.

From the contextual menu for the item, select Exempt Grade.

How to Exempt a Grade from the Grade Detail Page

  1. From the contextual menu next to the item, select View Grade Details.
  2. Move to the Manually Override tab.
  3. Select Exempt user from this item. Enter any feedback or grading notes.
  4. Click Save.

How to Clear the Exemption

From the contextual menu next to the Exempted item, select Clear Exemption.

How to Add Comments to an Exemption

  1. From the contextual menu next to the Exempted item, select Quick Comment.
  2. Type in the comments in the Feedback to User and Grading Notes fields.
  3. Click Submit.