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CourseWorks Gradebook

As of the Spring 2020 semester, the CourseWorks Gradebook has received a significant update, with a new look and modified functionality. This new Gradebook offers an enhanced way of entering grades and tracking students and their progress in CourseWorks.

Please watch the screencast below for a brief overview of the new Gradebook and the most important changes. This screencast will cover: entering grades, making grades visible to students, and submitting grades to Student Services Online (SSOL).



The following is a list of CTL-curated resources that can help further support you in using the Gradebook.


General CourseWorks Support

  • Contact the CTL by email at ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu
  • Contact the CTL by phone at 212-854-9058
  • Drop by in person at 212 Butler
  • Contact the Learning Designer assigned to your School or Department
  • For technical issues contact CUIT at courseworks@columbia.edu
  • Enroll in CTL’s self-paced Assessment and Grading Course.  This course provides an in-depth overview of Assessment and Grading tools in CourseWorks, and how instructors can use such tools to create a more efficient and learner-centered course environment.


Entering Grades

To learn more about entering grades, please visit the following support links at Instructure (CourseWorks’ parent company):


Displaying Grades to Students

To learn more about displaying grades to students, please visit the following support links at Instructure (CourseWorks’ parent company):


Submitting Grades to SSOL

To learn more about Submitting Grades to SSOL, please visit the following Office of the University Registrar’s link: 


Additional Gradebook Resources

To learn more about the Gradebook, the following are some additional resources from Instructure (CourseWorks’ parent company).

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