Online Posting of Final Term Grades

Can I assign grades using my computer at home?

Yes, however, online grade entry is a data intensive application. If you are connecting from home or other remote locations, it is important that you use a high speed connection such as DSL (Digital Subscribe Line) or Cable Modem. Using a Dial-up connection could negatively affect the performance of the application, and in some cases it could result in incomplete data.

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May I Submit grades in paper format?

The web is the only available mechanism used to input final grades in mass volume.

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I missed the deadline for submitting my final grades. How can I resolve this?

Students will receive a grade of "N" for all un-graded courses. If grades were not entered on time, the student's grade must be submitted using the 'Submit a Grade Change' option under the Faculty and Advisors folder in MyBama.

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I submitted my grades, but have since realized that I entered a grade incorrectly. Mybama will not let me make the change now. How can I make the needed changes?

To submit grade changes after the deadline for final grades, please select the 'Submit a Grade Change' option under the Faculty and Advisors folder in MyBama. The grade will be automatically updated in the student record once it has been approved by your chair and dean (or dean's designee).

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I'm teaching an interim course. Due to the condensed nature of interim classes, final grades won't be available until later this summer. Can I still post grades through mybama?

Yes, there are three open grading periods during summer. You can submit interim grades during any period. All summer sessions are not technically due until the last day of the final grading period in August.

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I do not know my mybama username and password.

You may obtain your mybama username and set up a password by following the "Need an Account" link in the center of the mybama.ua.edu homepage. Follow the steps outlined there to retrieve this information. The PIN or PASSKEY requested is typically your date of birth in the MMDDYY format.

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When I log into mybama to submit grades, I don't see one or all of my classes.

Contact your departmental secretary to make sure you were assigned as instructor of record for the course in the student information system. If this has not been done, then you will not be able to access the final grading menu for this section.

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I have a student on my class roll that has not been to any of my class meetings. What grade should this student receive?

If a student has never attended or participated in class, you may assign a grade of NA (Never Attended).

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I want to assign a grade to a student, but the grade is not listed in the grade fields

The only grades that may be assigned are those grades listed in the grade field. The grade field lists grades in accordance with the approved course inventory record submitted by your academic department.

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Do I have to complete the boxes in mybama for the "Last Day Attended" and "Hours Attended?"

If you assign a student a grade of DO (Dropped Out), you must provide a 'Last Day Attended', which must fall between the last day to drop a course without a W grade and the last day to drop with a grade of W. The DO grade is converted to a grade of W at the end of the term. The DO grade will not be displayed on the transcript.

The 'Hours Attended' box is not required for submission of final grades.

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I am teaching a class that is not semester-based. Students have longer to complete this course than the current term. Do I have to submit an "I" for each of these students as their class is still in progress?

No, classes that are not term-based (either 6 or 12 months in duration) have an open grading period. These classes will remain open for grading for the duration of the class. You may submit grades for these classes as students complete the requirements of your class. This applies only to classes facilitated by the College of Continuing Studies.

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If you experience technical issues with the operation of the mybama site, please contact the Help Desk at (205) 348-5555 or ITSD@ua.edu. If you have a question about grading, please contact The Office of The University Registrar at (205) 348-2020 or at registrar@ua.edu.