Delphinium's Grade Table
Delphinium's grade table is a powerful tool for helping teachers quickly identify students who are struggling and other important course information. The grade table includes the following:
Data describing students' progress in the course
Glanceable status indicators
Assignment and grade details for each student
A display of the grading scale
Each of these are described below.
Student data is the heart of Delphinium and the key to understanding your students' progress in the course. The student grade table displays a column for each of the following data points for each student:
% of points earned out of points attempted
Bonus and penalty point balance
Note: Some of these columns are optional, depending on which components you have included in your course. Delphinium's configuration AI will detect when columns are required for a specific course and will add the correct columns as necessary. For example, if Delphinium's configuration AI detects bonus points for a student, it will add the bonus column. However, the column will not be visible until a student earns bonus.
Clicking a student name will open a new tab with the Canvas profile page for that student.
Glanceable Status Indicators
To the far right of each student's data row, in the last column, you can see green, yellow, and red "status indicators". These indicators allow the teacher to see, at a glance, how students are doing in the course. They have the following meaning:
Green - The student is doing above average in the class and are progressing well
Yellow - The student is in a range between average and a specific value, configured in the Gradebook component settings and set to 30% by default by Delphinium's configuration AI, below average. You should keep an eye on these students and offer encouragement and check with them to see if you can help remove any obstacles to their progress in the class.
Red - The student is below the yellow range, or below the value configured in the Gradebook component settings (set to 30% by default by Delphinium's configuration AI. These students are really struggling in the class and need your help. We suggest you reach out to them and try to understand why they are doing poorly in the class and how you can encourage and support them.
View Assignment and Grade Details for Each Student
While the Student Data Table displays summary for every student in the class, it is often useful to see a complete list of all assignments, the score a student receives on each, and analytics to show how each student's scores relate to the scores of other students for each assignment.
The last column to the far right of the Student Data Table is the "Details column". Open an "assignment and grade details" window by clicking the status icon for each student.
The "Details" tab window is identical to the student view of the Delphinium Gradebook. It includes the following sections:
There may be multiple tabs at the top of the "Details" window. The first tab will always be "Assignments".
Note: You may also see other tabs, depending on which Delphinium components have been included in your Delphinium layout. These tabs will be automatically added by the Delphinium Configuration AI when they are required. These tabs are described in the tutorials for those components. If there are no extra tabs, then the tabs bar will not be displayed and the "Assignments" tab content is all you will see in the "Details" window.
The top of the "Assignments" tab is a "stats dashboard" that displays information like the current grade and % of points earned out of points attempted.
Note: The "stats dashboard" is dynamic and may look different depending on which Delphinium components you are using in your course. The Delphinium Configuration AI will select the data that should be displayed there.
The "assignment table" includes 1) a list of all assignments in the class, organized by Canvas' assignment groups. For each assignment, 2) you can view the points earned by this student and the points possible. You can also 3) view a box and whisker plot that indicates how the student's score relates to the scores of the other students in the course, including the max, min, median, Q1, and Q3 scores.
View the Course Grading Scheme
When viewing the Student Grade Table, it is often useful to reference the grading scheme. For example, if a student wants to know how close they are to the next grade level. You can view the "grading scheme" by mousing over the blue circle with an i in it in the column header for the "Grade" column. A "tool tip" will appear that displays the grading scheme.