Using Spreadsheets for Grades
Use the PostEm tool to upload a spreadsheets that contain any type of feedback for site participants to see (grades, comments, attendance, etc.). You can maintain spreadsheets outside of WISE and update the file online whenever you wish. Members of the site will be able to see only the feedback associated with their Willamette user ID. You can create and upload as many spreadsheets as you want to a site.
Use Post'Em when you want to use non-numerical feedback (such as text comments, etc.) or when you don't want to calculate grades within WISE. If you are comfortable maintaining your own gradebook and grade calculations on your computer in a spreadsheet, Post'Em can easily make those grades available to your students online.
Use the Gradebook to calculate grades within WISE. The gradebook can link to other WISE tools (Assignments, Forums, Test & Quizzes), automatically pulling grades from those tools into the Gradebook. Members of the site will be able to see only the feedback associated with their Willamette user ID.
The Gradebook allows you to create new gradebook items and also to upload grades for existing gradebook items.