Working with the Delphinium Gradebook
The Delphinium gradebook is design to allow and motivate teachers to closely follow students' progress. In it, student status in a course is viewable "at-a-glance". It's purpose is to provide information that enables and motivates teachers to take actions to support student performance. It also provides teachers with tools to allow them to quickly identify and communicate with specific sets of student.
Note: Scores generated by 3rd party systems like McGraw-Hill Connect and Cengage MindTap will be displayed in Delphinium as long as you have configured Grade Passback to record the 3rd party scores in the Canvas Gradebook.
Teachers using Delphinium have two options for viewing course grades:
The Canvas Gradebook
The Delphinium Gradebook
Each has it's pros and cons.
Familiar to students
Does not work with 0-based grading
Limited reporting tools
Limited communication tools
Cannot display or calculate grades that include Delphinium generated bonus or penalty points
Works with 0-based grading
Includes useful tools for reporting and identifying struggling students
Includes useful tools for communicating with specific groups of students
Displays grades with Delphinium generated bonus or penalty points
Students need to learn to look to it for grades
Regardless of which gradebook you use to track grades for you and your students, the Delphinium gradebook will be available to the teachers on the delphinium page, even if it is hidden for students, so that teachers can use Delphinium's reporting and communication tools.
Note: You should not use both gradebooks in the same course unless you are sure they display exactly the same grade. Otherwise you will create confusion for students.
The following tutorials will provide you with more information about the Delphinium gradebook's features: