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Grading - Tips and help

Plan ahead: We highly recommend that you not wait until the last minute to issue grades. We are usually swamped with phone calls and emails on the last two days before the grading deadline. Plan ahead and issue grades at the beginning of the grading window. If you won’t have grades ready until the end of the grading window, login to your PSU Odin account on the first day of the grading window to make sure your username and password are correct. Most online grade submission issues are related to usernames/passwords.

Prevent data loss: After entering the grades, you should save the data by pressing the SUBMIT GRADES button. The grading session will close after 30 minutes of inactivity, and any unsaved data will be lost. Therefore, it is important to save data frequently. Online grades may be viewed and changed at any time during the grade submission time period. Double-check grade entries to ensure that each student has the correct mark/grade.

Secondary grader: Only faculty can issue grades! We can help faculty enter grades if they are unable to do so (e.g., ill, out of the country, etc.). If faculty members are unsure of how to enter grades online, we can provide guidance, but we cannot issue grades unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Banner maintenance: Faculty grade web input is generally available 24 hours a day, with the possible exception of Sunday nights when the Banner system may come down for maintenance between 8pm and 6am the next morning.

Contact us
If you have any questions concerning these instructions or other grading matters, contact us at 503-725-8279 or