In Assignments, instructors have two options for creating an initial relationship between an assignment and a Gradebook item:
Add Assignment to Gradebook.
Associate with existing Gradebook entry.
In general, choosing
Add Assignment to Gradebook is the
simplest option because you can enter and edit assignment grades in
one place (in the Assignments tool), and they will display both there
and in the Gradebook.
These recommendations are based on the following issues regarding the relationship between the Assignments and Gradebook tools:
Release this item to Students,
Include this item in course grade calculations, and
Category(if you've created categories).
Release this item to Studentssetting.
Add Assignment to Gradebook, you have to use the default
Associate with existing Gradebook entrysetting upon further editing in the Assignments tool.
Note: The limitations of using this option are that you can't use the Gradebook to override an assignment grade, and you must make any changes to settings, as well as any grade changes, in the Assignments tool.
Release this item to Students.
Release Gradesin the Assignments tool, any grades you have changed in the Gradebook tool will be overridden by those in the Assignments tool.
Note: The biggest disadvantage of using this option is that if you want to edit settings, you must make the changes in both the Assignments and Gradebook tool. The advantage is that you can use the Gradebook to override an assignment grade.
Add Assignment to Gradebookoption won't appear in the Gradebook at first. However, they will be added the first time you edit and save each imported assignment.
Associate with existing Gradebook entryoption, you will have to use the Assignments tool to re-associate them with the appropriate Gradebook items. Imported assignments will have
Add Assignment to Gradebookselected by default; to associate the item with an existing Gradebook entry instead, select
Associate with existing Gradebook entryand choose the desired Gradebook entry before you post the assignment.