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Grading Instructions

Now that you've managed to plan your course, let us help you with instructions, dates and other information to enter grades.

Grading Instructions

  1. Log on to Pathway.
  2. Select Self-Service.
  3. Select Faculty Center.
  4. Select Grade Roster.
    • All classes for all terms for which you are the official instructor of record will be displayed on this page.
    • The term displayed is indicated at the top of the page.
    • To see classes for a different term, select the Change Term button.
  5. Select the grade roster icon next to the class you want to grade. (Do not select the icon that is in the key above your teaching schedule).
  6. Input grades for ALL students on your grade roster.
  7. Select the yellow Save button.
  8. Change the Approval Status at the top of the page from Not Reviewed to Approved.
    • Note: You will not be able to select Approved unless there is a grade for every student and the grade roster has been saved.
  9. Select the yellow Save button again.

Grade rosters are static and must be regenerated daily until the end of the term to reflect any changes in enrollment (adds or drops) that occur during that time period. Any grade rosters not marked as "approved" and "saved" will be regenerated, and when that occurs, any saved grades will be removed and must be re-entered.

Additional training resources

Step-by-step grading directions (PDF)

Importing grades from Canvas (PDF)

Troubleshooting Instructor Pathway access and grading (PDF)

Online grade change (PDF)

 

Additional grading information

Grade Rosters will be made available no later than two weeks prior to the last scheduled final each term (one week in the Summer Session) and are due the Tuesday after finals week. This is in accordance with the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri System.

If you are the instructor of record for a course, you will receive an e-mail when grade rosters are available.

Grade rosters are static and thus must be regenerated daily until the end of the term to reflect any changes in enrollment (adds or drops) that occur during that time period. Any grade rosters not marked as "approved" will be regenerated overnight, and when that occurs any saved grades will be removed and must be re-entered.

Grades must be entered in Pathway, marked as "Approved" and "Saved" by 5 p.m. three (3) days after the last scheduled final (not including Sunday). This is generally the Tuesday after finals week.

Fall and Spring grades entered and marked as approved will be posted to student records after the last scheduled final for the term in the Fall and Spring.

If grades have not yet posted to student records (the "official grade" column is still blank) you may still make changes to the grades by following this procedure:

  1. Change your approval status back to "Not Reviewed"
  2. Select Save
  3. Make changes to the grades
  4. Change your approval status to "Approved"
  5. Select Save 
If the grades have posted to student records (the "official grade" column has grades in it), you must submit a grade change form. These forms are available in each dean’s office.

An official add form (with the student’s signature and a Dean or their representative’s approval) should be sent to the Registration and Records Office for any late student additions to a class.

Add/drop form (PDF)

The student’s grade will need to be submitted on an official grade change form that is available in each Dean's Office or wait until the student is officially registered and the grade roster will be re-generated over night.

Note: Grade rosters are static and thus must be regenerated daily until the end of the term to reflect any changes in enrollment (adds or drops) that occur during that time period. Any grade rosters not marked as "approved" and "saved" will be regenerated, and when that occurs any saved grades will be removed and must be re-entered. 

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is required by the Federal Government to track the last date of attendance for students who officially withdraw or unofficially withdraw from all classes. 

If a student appears on your grade roster, but never attended class or stopped attending class within the semester, we are requesting that a grade of NR be assigned to this student in lieu of an F. The NR stands for "Not Reported" and signifies to the Registration and Records’ office and Financial Aid Office that the student did not attend or stopped attending class. NR calculates in a student's GPA just like an F.

Students who withdrew by the deadline for students to withdraw without academic assessment will already have the grade of W assigned next to their name on the grade roster and you cannot change it.

Students who withdrew with assessment may be assigned either a WF for "withdraw failing" or a W for "withdraw." For students who have officially withdrawn, these will be the only two grade options available.

If the student has not officially withdrawn, you must assign the most appropriate grade from the drop-down menu. You cannot assign a "W" if the student has not officially withdrawn. 

Review drop and withdrawal deadlines to determine how a W was assigned to a student based on the official term/session dates.

The notify buttons provide a way for you to send a mass email to all your students or those that you select. All students will receive the exact same email.

Notify Selected Students

  1. Select Notify Selected Students.
  2. Make sure each student on your roster has a check box next to their student ID number.
  3. If you wish to send an email to one or more students but not the entire class, you can select the students by checking the box.
  4. Select the Notify Selected Students button.

Notify Listed Students

  1. If you want to send an email to ALL the students on the roster, select the Notify Listed Students button.
  2. Select the Notify Listed Students button.
  3. You will be taken to a screen where you can type the email you want to be sent to your students.