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Exempt a Student from Multiple Assignments or Units in Bulk

Intended Audience: Collaborative Instructors
This article pertains to courses taught by a local teacher as part of a collaborative partnership.  


Brightspace Gradebook provides instructors with the flexibility to exempt students from certain assignments, which will not be included in their final grade. In order to exempt a student from multiple assignments or units in the course, follow the steps outlined below.

Once assignments have been exempted in the Brightspace Gradebook, they will be displayed in the student's SLP grade book. However, the exempted assignments will not contribute towards the student's score. For more details on how students can view exempted grades, please refer to the View Exempt Grade page.


  1. First, from your Brightspace course, go to the Grades page.
  2. Next, locate the student you want to exempt assignments for and click the drop-down menu next to their name and then choose Bulk Edit Exemptions.
    The Grades page is shown with a list of Students in a table. Arrows point to the Grades tab at the top of the page, to the student name drop-down menu and to the Bulk Edit Exemptions option within.
  3. At this point select all assignments that you want to exempt the student from.
    Note: You can select assignments individually or in bulk using the Select/Unselect All button for each unit.
  4. Finally, click Save and Close to apply changes.
    The Edit Grade Exemptions for an Example Student page is shown with an arrow pointing to the Exempt column of the graded item list. Another arrow points to the Save and Close button at the bottom of the page.

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