Important Information About Final Grading for Fall 2018
Online final grading for Fall 2018 Full Term (POT 1), Third 5 Weeks (F3), Second Half Semester (H2), Second 7 Weeks (W2) begins Friday, Dec. 7, via FlashFAST. Grading is also now available for any fall 2018 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Any final grades for fall 2018 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These fall 2018 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, Dec. 20.
To access Final Grades via FlashFAST, log in to FlashLine and click on the Faculty & Advisors Category / Faculty Dashboard / Grading Resources Section.
Blackboard Grading Process Available
If you use Blackboard, there is a new tool to make reporting your final grades easier – with a push of the button! The process is called Grade Push and it will allow you to “push” the final grades recorded in Blackboard into our Kent State University Final Grade Roster, thus eliminating the time and effort spent manually entering them.
To access the Grade Push application, log in to FlashLine and click on the Faculty & Advisors Category / Faculty Dashboard / Grading Resources Section.
If you have questions or concerns, please go to support.kent.edu and search “Grade Push.”
Please Note: The Grade Push application has been developed as an option to assist in streamlining the university grading process. The use of this application is not mandatory, though it is encouraged.
Incomplete Mark Workflow and NF/SF Administrative Marks
The instructor must create and submit an Incomplete Mark contract via the new workflow. Instructors are no longer be able to select the incomplete mark (IB+, IC+, IC-, etc.) from the final grade roster in FlashFAST (Self-Service Banner). The primary instructor must initiate and submit the contract using this new workflow process, which mimics the old paper process. Once the contract has been accepted by the student and approved by the department chair/campus dean, the student’s grade will be updated automatically. The primary instructor will be able to initiate and submit the contract for a student after the deadline to withdraw (10th week of a regularly scheduled section in fall and spring, or prorated for flexibly scheduled sections) through the end of final grading.
To access the Incomplete Mark Form, log in to FlashLine and click on the Faculty & Advisors Category / Faculty Dashboard / Faculty Workflows section.
The administrative mark SF (Stopped Attending–Fail) denotes that the student stopped attending the course and did not formally withdraw. This mark must be accompanied by a date of last attendance in the course. If a student has stopped attending your course, the SF can be entered on the Final Grade Roster along with the student’s last date of attendance.
The administrative mark NF (Never Attended–Fail) denotes that the student neither attended one class session nor formally withdrew from the course. If a student has never attended your course, mark the student as “Not Started” on the Academic Presence Verification Roster, and the NF will automatically populate to your Final Grades roster.
For complete information on university grading policies including Incomplete Mark and NF/SF grading policies, procedures and timelines, please visit the Grading Policies and Procedures section in the University Catalog (catalog.kent.edu).
Grades Processing Tips and FAQs may be found on the Registrar's website.
Any faculty member needing personalized instruction on submitting their grades via FlashFAST should contact their campus Registrar's Office during normal business hours for assistance.
Troubleshooting TIP: FlashFAST is accessible from any Internet-capable computer that has the cookies function enabled. We recommend that you clean out your cookie and cache files regularly to help your computer run faster and to potentially restore and/or improve your access to FlashFAST and/or FlashLine by improving your connection to the server. Our Helpdesk is prepared to offer assistance with these issues. Please contact them at 330-672-HELP (4357) for one-on-one assistance and technical issues.