There is one major change to the grading interface this fall. When an instructor assigns an F grade to a student in a course using the online grade reporting interface, the instructor will now have the ability to give additional details as to why the F grade is assigned. There will be three options for the F details: Earned, Abandonment, and No Show.
An Earned F is assigned to a student who attended the class, including the final exam.
An Abandoned F is assigned to a student who unofficially dropped out (or abandoned) the course, including not sitting for the final exam.
A No Show F is assigned to a student who did not attend a single class (or who never participated in an online course).