ICET QuickGuide: Grades Overview (Student)

Version 10.0 or Higher

When instructors use Desire2Learn to manage grade data, students can have up-to-date information on how they are doing on class assessments. These instructions guide you to view available information.


  • Access to a Desire2Learn course
  • NetID and password

Steps to follow:

  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select the course desired to view grades.
  3. Select the Grades tab.

Navigation Bar
Navigation bar

  1. Grade item information will differ depending on what the instructor has chosen to display.

Grades page

  1. Points, weight achieved, grade, and comments or assessments may be included.
  2. If there is a rubric or learning objective associated with the grade item, click the Assessment details link to view, click Close when finished.

Assessment details screen
Assessment details

  1. If the Bar graph, class comparison icon icon is available, this will show grade performance as compared to the rest of the class. Click on this icon to open a new window. 

Statistics window
Statistics window, Grade distribution

  1. Click Close when finished.
  2. Final or current grade may be listed at the top of the page. Click the Calculator icon leading to current graded items contributing to grade icon to view which graded items contribute to the current grade listed; click Close when finished.

If you need further assistance, contact or phone 608.342.1792

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