Why are there calculator icons next to the students' Final Grades?

What that calculator icon means is that your students' final grades are out of date because you have added/removed grade items or added grades for assignments and need to update this information. There are two ways to fix this:

  • On the right side of your Grades area, select Grade All from the Final Calculated Grades drop-down menu or the Final Adjusted Grades drop-down menu. Select the Recalculate All from the Final Grades drop-down menu. This will temporarily update the final grades for each student. Next time you add/remove grade items or add grades for assignments, they will be out of date again.
  • On the left side of your Grades area, click on the Settings link and click on the Calculation Options tab. In the Grade Calculations section, check the "Auto Update: Automatically keep final grades updated" box. This will permanently keep your Final Grades up-to-date. One drawback is if you have a large class or a lot of grade items, it might take the system a few extra seconds to load your Grade area when you click on the Grades icon in the navigation bar.

For more information, please see our Changing Grade Settings video tutorial.

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