6.5.2 External Assignments
The External Assignment feature is ideal for including student scores
on assignments or exams completed outside of ALEKS. To access, click
on the Gradebook tab. Then, click on "Add External Assignment" to the
Creating the External Assigment. Enter the name of
the assignment, adjust the assignment date if necessary, assign a maximum
score, and click on the "Set Maximum Score" button.
Entering Student Scores. Either type in the scores
for each student in the table, or paste in the scores from a spreadsheet.
To paste the scores in from a spreadsheet, follow these steps:
Download the student roster by clicking on this link: Excel template
(this includes the entire student roster for this course).
Instead of clicking on "Open" in pop-up file window, click on "Save"
and save the file to your desktop.
Open the file. If you receive a warning message from Excel, click on
"Yes." Follow the instructions included in the Excel document to
enter your students' scores into the ALEKS Gradebook.
Unlimited Categories. If you have more than one
External Assignment category, you can supply additional categories and
rename them. This enhancement allows you to use the ALEKS
Gradebook to include grades of various non-ALEKS assignments more
accurately within the ALEKS Gradebook. Instead of recording all
non-ALEKS assignments in the catch-all "External Assignments"
category with a single weight towards the grade, you can create an
unlimited number of external assignment categories, each with its own
Select a course and, under the Gradebook tab, click on the "Gradebook
To change the name of an external assignment category, click on the
"Edit Name" link.
To add an assignment to a particular category, assign an overall weight
to the category and click on the "Add External Assignment" link.
If you wish to delete an external assignment category, click on the
"Edit Weight for Each Assignment" link, delete the assignments and
then click on the "Delete Category" link.