End of semester tasks

As finals begin and faculty start entering final grades for spring 2020, please refer to the following checklist for end of semester tasks for your courses in D2L Brightspace. 

Release Final Grades to Your Students 

You have the option to either enter grades manually or pull grades from your course in D2L Brightspace directly into ISRS. 

Refer to the “End of Semester Tasks” tutorial (https://www.mnstate.edu/uploadedFiles/Level_2/Content/Instructional_Technology_Services/Desire2Learn/EndofSemesterTasks.pdf) for step-by-step instructions on this and other suggested tasks to complete for spring semester wrap up. 

Extend Course End Date for Students 

For most courses, student access will end automatically at 11:59 p.m. on May 31. If you release the final grade or post final remarks after that date, students will not have access to the information unless you change the End Date. Refer to the Course Start and/or End Date tutorial (https://www.mnstate.edu/uploadedFiles/Level_2/Content/Instructional_Technology_Services/Desire2Learn/CourseStartEndDate.pdf) for step-by-step instructions. 

Enter Final Grades into ISRS 

Final grades are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15, on eServices (https://www.mnstate.edu/eservices/). 

Refer to the MinnState Faculty Member Documentation page (https://mnscu.sharepoint.com/sites/isrsproducts/SitePages/Topics.aspx?Topic=Faculty%20Application) for information on how to complete Grade Entry & LDA (Last Day Attended). Log in using your StarID and password using the format StarID@minnstate.edu for the username.  

Request Your Courses for Fall 2020 

Use the D2L Brightspace shell request form (https://my.mnstate.edu/ITS/Forms/RequestD2LShell) to submit your request online.  


– Dropped Student from Classlist 

Was a student dropped from your D2L Brightspace Classlist after entering final grades and the Last Date Attended field on eServices? Please refer to our blog article (http://collaborate.mnstate.edu/public/blogs/itsblog/2014/05/15/d2l-tip-of-the-week-3/) titled “Dropped Students from the D2L Classlist” for instructions on how to view the dropped student’s grades on D2L Brightspace. 

– Incomplete Grade 

Was one of your students approved by the Registrar’s Office to receive an incomplete grade in your course? Refer to our blog article (http://collaborate.mnstate.edu/public/blogs/itsblog/2014/05/16/d2l-tip-of-the-week-incomplete-grades/) titled “Student assigned an Incomplete grade” for instructions on how to provide the student extended access to your D2L Brightspace course. 

Please contact the Office of Online Learning at support@mnstate.edu