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Customizing the Grade Book: Smart Views

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A Smart View is a focused look at predefined Grade Center categories. It shows only the data that matches a set of criteria specified. Smart Views are useful to quickly find data when the Grade Center includes a great number of students and columns.

Smart Views allow Instructors to create views based on performance criteria for gradable items such as assessments or assignments. There are five different types of Smart Views that specify the student information:

  • Course Group: Subsections of students. (Course Groups must be created before they can be used as selection criteria.)
  • Performance: Student performance on a single item such as a mid-term exam.
  • User: Individual students.
  • Category and Status: Create a Smart View based on category and status.
  • Custom: A query for selecting students using a combination of attributes.
  • Once built and saved, Smart Views become a selectable item on the Smart View page, enabling easy navigation from one view to another.

Changing to Smart Views

  • Go to the Full Grade Center> Filter> Change Current View
Smart View Filter

Smart View Filter


Create a SmartView

  • From the Full Grade Center> Manage> Smart Views
Create Smart View

Create Smart View


  • From the SmartView Screen> Create SmartView> Fill out the form> Click Submit
Smart View

Smart View Form


Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

June 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

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