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Finalizing students and courses

When you finalize your course or individual students:

  • You submit your students' grades as part of their permanent academic records.
  • You lock the course to any further changes—both to course content and to student coursework.
  • If you finalize a student (and not the course), you lock that student's coursework to any further changes.

Both you and the registrar can finalize the course. In case you need to make changes after that happens, the registrar will need to first unfinalize the course.

How to finalize

    1. Go to either your course Info view, the Gradebook, or the Final Grade page.
    2. Click Finalize course; if any students have been finalized already, the link will say Manage finalization.
  1. You can finalize the entire course, or individual students:
    • Finalizing individual students: The student's grades are submitted to his permanent academic record, updating his transcript, grade report, and statistics like earned credits and GPA. It also closes him out of the course, so he can no longer submit assignments, take tests, and so on.
    • Finalizing the course: The course is closed down to all activity and updates. You can no longer add assignments, change settings, and so forth.
    • Finalizing all students, but not the course: You can continue to update the course content, settings, and details.
  2. Check the boxes next to individual students you wish to finalize, OR...
  3. ...Check at the bottom to finalize both the course and any unfinalized students
  4. Check all students lets you finalize all students without finalizing the course.
  5. If you need to unfinalize a student, un-check his name.
  6. When finished, click Submit.

Now that you've finalized the course or students...

  • Finalized student grades are now part of their grade reports, transcripts, and other academic records.
  • If you’ve only finalized students, you can come back to this screen at any time to finalize other students or the entire course.
  • If you've finalized an incomplete student, read this article to learn how to enter grades for her or mark her complete.
  • If you finalize the course, you'll need to have the registrar unfinalize it should you need to make further changes.
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