“Things have been great this grading period. Entering grades, closing things out for progress reports…loving life. But wait! I just went in to add more grades after progress reports and the gradebook won’t let me?! It says [CLOSED] next to each student?!! What do I DO?!”

Ever find yourself in this situation? Well, if you are reading this, you probably are in EXACTLY that situation! The good news is that there is an easy fix for this problem. Let’s walk through the symptom, cause, and solution for this problem.

Symptom: You can’t add assignments, edit assignments, enter grades; basically anything in your gradebook. AND it’s after the progress report time for this grading period.

Cause: 99.9% of the time, this is caused by the students being finalized on the Finalize Grade screen of the gradebook. Check out the image below to see what I’m talking about.

Finalized Grade Screen

Those “Finalized” boxes only need to be checked at the end of the grading period, not at progress report time. Essentially, those boxes lock your grade book from any additional edits.

Solution: To open your gradebook for editing again is very easy! All you need to do is go to your finalize grade screen for any class showing that symptom and uncheck each of those boxes for the students. Once every one is unchecked, scroll to the top of the page and click “Save”. The screen will refresh…check that all the boxes are unchecked still…and then you can close that tab and open your gradebook for editing again!

If that doesn’t solve your problem, give the Help Desk a call at ext. 0220 and we can figure out what’s going on! Happy grading!