On September 26, 2017 we notified instructors that they would begin receiving a grade history report the day after they graded. If you would like to meet with an instructional developer to go over the gradebook and reports, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What does the report look like?
Here is an example of a typical report and what each column represents.
Top row: Course where grades were changed
Date column: Date grade was changed
Student: Username of student with the grade change
Grader: Instructor, grader, teaching assistant
Source: Assignment, quiz, forum, Turnitin
IP Address: Computer where the grade change occured
Item Name: Title of the assignment, forum, quiz in the gradebook
NOTE: If you didn't grade on the date of the report or if you see someone's username in the Grader column that is NOT you or your grader, contact email@example.com
Why are you getting the report?
These days there is an increasing demand to access online sites such as CougarCourses (CC) quickly. We are accommodating this demand by incorporating “pass through” authentication in many places. This means that you won’t need to enter your username and password every time you access CC. This is especially useful for those people who like to access CC via the mobile app on their phones.
To enhance our online teaching capabilities, we are incorporating more “external” resources into CC. This means that you may be able to use publisher or other resources for course activities. These external resources often require a separate username and password, since they aren’t capable of integrating with the campus. You may need to use your campus identity so make sure you use a separate password.
While these changes bring faster access and improve functionality, they can make us more vulnerable. Your password to one of the external sites could be compromised resulting in someone accessing your CC course container and making changes.
In order to address these risks, IITS will run a nightly report which is emailed to each instructor whose course grades were changed the day before. If you see an unexpected change to your course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org right away so we can evaluate the situation.