Assignments and Discussions Now a 2-Way Connection to Grades

Coming this month in D2L: a 2-way connection between Assignments and Grades, and between Discussions and Grades.

If you have linked an Assignment or a Discussion to a Grade item, you will now be able to enter marks in the Grades tool, and when saved, those grades will be sent to the Assignment or Discussion item. In other words, you can now grade your assignments in either the Grades tool or Assignments tool – whichever is your preference.

This function will be especially useful for assignments that are handed in in class (there are two new Submission Types in the Assignments tool to allow for “On-paper submission” and “Observed in Person”) or when you want to give students the option to either submit assignments to the Assignments tool or hand in paper assignments during class.

Want to know more? Contact eLearning Support ( to arrange for a consult with an instructional designer.

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