Introduction to Gradecraft Terminology
Terms in Gradecraft
Course, Role, Team, Group, Badges
- Top level grouping in Gradecraft is the Course level
- Users have different Roles: Student, GSI (Graduate Student Instructor), Instructor
- Roles are assigned on the course level, so for instance a Users can be a Student in one course, and a GSI for another course
- Students can be assigned to teams, which will last for the length of a semester
- Teams can have team leaders (usually the GSIs who are leading that team)
- Groups are small, ad hoc, can be created by students, approved by GSIs or instructors
- Badges can be manually awarded or attached to rubrics for automatic achievement
- Badges can have points assigned to them
- Badges, Teams, Groups, and Students, can be relabeled (ex. "achievements", "players")
- Courses cannot be re-labeled
- All grades and assignments have to be submitted to GradeCraft.
- Some professors use GradeCraft for all grading, but house assignment files etc. in other location (Sakai, Canvas, Moodle)
- Grades are imported into GradeCraft through a CSV import
- Student grades come from multiple directions
Rubrics for Grading
- Rubrics are a way of grading students by point value.
- A Rubric is created on a per-assignment level
- Rubrics break an assignment into grading categories, and a point spread is created for each category
see Rubrics for more information.
- Assignment types were created so that all assignments in that type will be graded similarly
see Assignments for more information.
Pass Fail grades have no point value. The pass/fail behavior is set on the assignment, and then reflected in the grades as they are assigned.
see Pass Fail Assignments for more information.
- We are interested in what behavior is a recipe for success
- The grade predictor is where the students can use analytics to maximize their potential in the class
- grade predictors occur in three types
- select list