Samford University

Midterm Grading through Banner Self-Service


Samford faculty must enter and report their grades via the Web using access through the Samford University Portal (via the Banner pages) OR via Moodle (Learning Management System) site. Moodle interfaces with Banner. These links open in a new window.

Instructions for using Banner Self-Service via the Samford University Portal follow below the "Grades" table.


Enter a Grade of S...
If student is currently earning an A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, or C- 
Enter a Grade of U...
If student is currently earning a D+, D, D-, F, or FA 


Step-by-Step Instructions for Midterm Online Grading with Banner Self-Service


  • After you read these instructions, go to in your Web browser and logon with your Samford userID and password.


  • Click on Banner (the second tab from the left)
  • Click on Faculty & Advisors on the Banner page.
  • Select Mid-term Grades from the list of links
  • Select the current term and click on Submit
  • Select the course you wish to grade from the drop down box, click on Submit.


  • Enter an appropriate grade for each student in the box under the Grade column. You may type in the grade, or select it from the drop down box. Please remember to submit some type of grade for each student, and not leave any student "ungraded". You may grade one, several, or all of the students by clicking the submit button. NOTE: You should click the submit button at least once every 29 minutes in order to help preserve your login.
  • Press the tab key to move from student to student, or use your mouse to click on the grade box for the student.
  • If a student already has a grade of W, WP, WF or AU posted, please do not enter anything for the student. If you believe that the student should not be withdrawn or graded as an audit student, please contact the Office of Student Records at 726-2906 or
  • When you have completed entering your grades for that course (or before 30 minutes elapse), click Submit.


  • If a grade entry is not accepted, you may enter a new grade and click Submit again.
  • If you would like to delete a grade entry, select "None" from the drop down box and click Submit.
  • If you would like to change a grade entry, enter the new grade in the grade box and click Submit.
  • During the grading period, you may use Grade Courses to change or delete the grades you have entered.
  • Logout when you have finished grading.
  • Once the N in the Rolled column changes to Y, you may no longer submit or change grades via Banner Self-service.

System Requirements
For optimal functioning of Banner Self-Service, be sure that your Web browser is at least Netscape version 4.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0. In addition, cookies and JavaScript must be enabled.

Computer Access
Banner Self-Service may be accessed except when the computer system is down using any PC with the minimum system requirements mentioned above.

Missing Students?
If a student does not appear on your Grade Courses Web page, that student is not registered for your course. Your student listing is a live view of the data in the Student Information System, so it is always up-to-date. Inquiries about student enrollment should be directed to the Office of Student Records (726-2906 or

Tips for Successful Web Grading
Once you logon on to Banner Self-Service, try to move from page to page and submit your grades without delay. For security reasons, if you are logged in for even a brief period of time without performing any action, your login may expire.

Be advised that if your login expires while you are entering grades, your most recent entry of grades since you last clicked the Submit button has not been recorded.

A Note on Security
To protect your students' privacy, if you are using Banner Self-Service on a common access PC, be sure to log off and close the browser screen before leaving the terminal.

Samford University Portal (opens in a new window).