Faculty and Staff Midterm Grading FAQs

This page outlines the frequently asked questions we receive from faculty and staff during the midterm grading period. If you do not find the question and answer you are looking for, please email us at records@bgsu.edu.

A:  Midterm Grading provides a means by which students, advisors, and student support staff can be notified of students’ academic standings in a course at the mid-point of the semester.

A: Midterm grades are entered by logging in to MyBGSU and selecting Faculty Center. A grade roster icon will appear to the left of the class name once the option of entering mid-term grades has been activated by Registration & Records.

A: The date the roster will be available fluctuates based on the academic term. However, midterm rosters will be created no later than the end o fthe eighth week of the term.

A:  Midterm grades may be entered and submitted by the designated faculty member with posting capability – who is connected to the graded component of the course. If there is a question about grading access, please contact the course department.

A:  Midterm grade entry must take place via Faculty Center. The option of entering midterm grades via an interface from Canvas is not available.

A: Students will be able to view their midterm grades as soon as they have been entered and saved. Unlike the process for entering final semester grades, students will be able to view this information as soon as it has been saved, regardless of the approval status field being set to “Not Reviewed” or “Approved”.

A:  Yes, it is possible to enter some midterm grades, selecting "Save" and then returning later to complete the data entry. Any midterm grades that have been entered will be visible to students, advisors and student support staff.

A:  If you have entered grades for all students on the roster you may change the status to "Approved" and save your data. If you are only entering grades for some students, simply save the data and do not change the status.  

A: Yes, advisors can access midterm grades via Faculty Center by selecting the "Advisement Tab" near the top.

A: From the drop down menu displaying **Student Details** select "Grades" and then select the appropriate semester. From the "View My Advisee’s Grades" page, select the "Midterm Grades" tab. The advisor will now be able to view the midterm grades reported for this student.

Last Updated: 10/14/21