Assigning User Roles in Pilot

When you add a person to your Pilot Classlist, you have to designate a user role for that person. The role determines what permissions the user has within your course. You can also change the permissions that individual users have in your course. » Read more..

Uploading Content Files to Pilot

One of the first things that you will want to do when you have your new Pilot course is to upload content files (like your syllabus) into your course. First, you will have to create a module in the content area (see Adding Modules and Sub-modules). Once you have created a module, you can upload files into it. » Read more..

Fall In Love With Teaching!!!

Have you heard about the Fall In Love With Teaching event at the Center for Teaching and Learning? It’s this Friday at the CTL, which is located in the basement of the Dunbar Library (D023). » Read more..

Adding People to your Pilot Classlist

Your class list is automatically populated with students who are registered for your class. You can add students, teaching assistants, co-faculty, or observers to the course. If you want someone removed from your class, send a request to or call the CTL. » Read more..

Activate Your Course!


Your students won’t be able to see your course until you activate it. The courses are set, by default, to be inactive. » Read more..

Submitting Final Grades in Pilot

STEP 1: Converting to a Letter Grade Scheme

In order to submit your Final Grades through Pilot, the final percentage scores in your Gradebook have to be converted to letter grades.

The default Grade Scheme (named “Organizational Letter Grade Scheme”) is set up as follows:

0% – 59% = F

60% – 69% = D

70% – 79% = C

80% – 89% = B

90% – 100% = A

If you use different values in your course, click on Schemes and select New Scheme to create your own.

To convert your percentage grades to letter grades, click on Grades, then Manage Grades. Click on the downward arrow beside Final Adjusted Grade and select Edit Grade Item from the dropdown menu.



Under the title, Grade Scheme click on the downward arrow and select Organizational Letter Grade from the list. Save the change at the bottom of the page.


STEP 2: Setting Final Adjusted Grades

Click on Grades on the Navigation bar and then on Settings, found in the upper, right corner of the screen.


On the Grade Settings page, click on the Calculation Options.


Under the Final Grade Released section, Select Adjusted Final Grade .


Click Save


STEP 3: Calculating Final Grades

Click on Grades (nav bar). Click on Enter Grades.


In the Final Adjusted Grade column, click on the down arrow and select Grade All.



Click on the down arrow beside Final Grades and select Recalculate All.


In the popup window, select grade items to include in the calculation. Click on Calculate at the bottom of the page and confirm in the popup window.





STEP 4: Releasing Final Adjusted Grades

Open your Gradebook. In the Manage Grades view, Click on the down arrow to the right of  “Final Adjusted Grade”.  Select Enter Grades from the menu.


On the Final Grades page, click on the down arrow beside the page’s title and choose Release All from the menu.


A Confirmation window will pop up. Click on Yes to release the grades.


Click on Grades on the top navigation bar. Click on the Enter Grades view. Check the Final Adjusted Grade column. An icon next to each grade indicates that the grade has been released.


STEP 5: Exporting Grades to Banner

The final step is to Export the grades to Banner. From the “Enter Grades” view, in your Gradebook, click on Export Gradesto Banner.


A list of your students with their Adjusted Final Grades will be displayed. Check over the grades. If you need to make any changes, click on the pencil icon under the Override Grade column and make the changes. Click on Apply.

Click on Export All Grades in the bottom, left corner of the page to submit the grades to Banner.

A progress bar will appear. When the grades are finished processing, you will see a message box that will tell you if the grades were submitted successfully. Do not worry if the message says that one of the students’ grades was not submitted successfully; that will be your Demo student.


If you have any problems with submitting grades, call the CTL at 775-3245 or 775-2885 and we will assist you.










Creating a Dropbox in Pilot

The Dropbox tool enables your students to submit assignments in Pilot, eliminating the need for them to email their work to you. When creating the Dropbox, you have the option of enabling the plagiarism-detection tool, TurnItIn. » Read more..

Using TurnItIn and GradeMark With Pilot

TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection service that is integrated within Pilot. GradeMark, an online tool for grading and annotating student assignments is also available for you to use. For more information on these services, see the following links:  Originality Report  and GradeMark. Both of these services are available simply by enabling OriginalityCheck when you create a Dropbox in Pilot. » Read more..

Impersonate the Demo Student

You are able to experience your Pilot course from the students’ perspective by using the demo student that can be found in your classlist (if you don’t have a demo student, contact the CTL and we will add one for you).

» Read more..

Managing Dates

The Manage Dates tool enables you to view a complete list of objects in your course and edit their availability dates.
When moving course content from one semester to another, the Manage Dates tool allows you to offset dates to adjust to the new semester’s schedule. » Read more..