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Faculty will enter mid-term estiames for students via the MyRedDragon portal. The following tutorial describes the process.
(1) Login to MyRedDragon
Enter http://myredragon.cortland.edu in your web browser toolbar. When the login page loads, enter your username and password in the provided form fields.
(2) Locate the Academics Tab
Once you are logged in, click on the ACADEMICS tab generally located to the right of the HOME tab.
(3) Locate the "Registrar Faculty Resources" Channel
Within the academics tab, you will find the REGISTRAR FACULTY RESOURCES channel.
(4) Click in the "Midterm Estimates" Link
Within the channel, you will find the GRADING category. Click on the MIDTERM ESTIMATES link to access your grading roster.
(5) Select the Current Term
Within the grading tool, you will be prompted to select the correct term for the courses you are grading. Select the term in the drop-down box, and press SUBMIT.
(6) Select A Course
If you teach multiple courses, you will need to be sure to select the correct CRN and section. Press SUBMIT when you have selected your course.
(7) Your Course Roster
You will be presented with your roster, which includes important policies and instructions at the top of the page. Please be sure to read the instructions, as there may be important notices for the current semester. Beneath the instructions, you will find a grid displaying your current students, with the midterm grading options.
(8) Estimate Criteria
Only if you are issuing a U or F for Mid-Semester Estimates in the GRADE column, you must identify why a student is receiving a U or F from the following reasons: Absences, Written Work, Tests, Study Habits, and Attitude. You may also indicate if the student with improvement has a chance to earn a grade of C.
If you are issuing an N for Mid Semester Estimates, you are indicating the student has NEVER ATTENDED the class. As per college policy, a student will receive an E (annotated NE) for the course in which the midterm grade of N has been recorded, unless the student officially withdraws. This will remain on the official college record. If you issue an "N" at the midsemester point, you will not be able to change the "NE" at final grade submission.
If you are issuing a satisfactory grade for a student, you do not need to enter any information in the Absences, Written Work, Tests, Study Habits, and Attitude columns.
(9) Save Your Work
When you have graded students in the list, press the Save/Submit button. You do not need to enter all grades at once, however all grades must be submitted before the mid term estimate period closes to be considered complete.
(10) Grading Progress
After your grades are submitted, you will see a red notice indicating how many grades have been entered. When all grades are submitted this area will turn green, and indicate that you are complete.
(11) Multiple Pages
The system displays 25 names at a time. If you have more than 25 students, be sure to complete each additional page.
(12) Additional Courses
If you have additional courses, you may select another course by clicking the CRN SELECTION link at the bottom of the page.