Final Grades and Degree Progress

IVCC final semester grades, GPA and degree progress information is on WebAdvisor as well as information about any courses you’ve transfer here from other institutions. Many instructors use Blackboard throughout the semester to post, tally, and show student grade progress, but Blackboard is not available more than a few days after the semester ends.

When looking for current or past grades, here’s the process; and please note that it can take 24-48 hours for a grade to appear on WebAdvisor after an instructor has officially posted it.

Viewing final grades and GPA:

  • Go to and select WebAdvisor for Students.
  • Log in with your K-number and WebAdvisor password (it’s not your Blackboard password).
    • if you have never used WebAdvisor before, you’ll need to set up your account;
    • here’s the general FAQs page
    • go to the student help desk in the Learning Commons in D201 for one-on-one help.
  • Select the option “Grade Point Average by Term.”
    • sometimes it takes 24-28 hours after faculty post grades before they are available, so if you’re checking at the very end of the semester, you might have to check back a few times.
  • Enter the term for which you’d like to view grades.
  • This will provide the individual class grades, the semester GPA, the number of credits earned, and the number of grade points earned (used for GPA).
  • If a grade is not visible, it has not been entered or verified by the instructor. 

English Comp Writing Award

Did you know that IVCC’s English department offers the The Richard Publow Memorial Awards in Writing to the best English composition papers each year? Well, now you know. Please consider submitting your work. Not only do we love love love to publicly recognize exceptional student writing, but it’ll give you (the student) one more resume bullet while helping us honor the work of our colleagues.

The Richard Publow Memorial Awards in Writing offer awards for the best essays written during each school year. Therefore, three deadlines exist, one for each semester during which a student may submit an essay:

Spring 2017: May 11, 2017
Summer 2017: August 9, 2017
Fall 2017: December 12, 2017

Judges will evaluate all essays submitted and will recognize the award-winning 2017 student submissions during the Spring 2018 Recognition Ceremony.

2017 Creative Writing Final Exam

Next time we meet is our final exam period at 11:00-1:30 p.m. on Tues. May 9 in the Fireplace Lounge, B214. You’re welcome to bring food or drinks to share. Once again, here is the printable Final Portfolio and Showcase assignment sheet, and here’s a link to the assignment folder on Blackboard (it’ll prompt you to log in). And in case it helps, here’s a link to the Monster Group assessment and one to the workshop reflection folder. 

I’ve also included a checklist, of sorts, for what is due and expected for next week’s showcase:

  1. Post any reflections you have yet to finish (Monster group or workshop).

  2. Tues. May 9 in the Fireplace Lounge, B214 from 11:00-1:30 p.m.
  3. Have an introduction for the person that goes after you in the showcase order.
  4. Be prepared with a proofread portfolio that follows option 1 or option 2 (see the assignment sheet if you’re confused).
  5. Your portfolio will also include a 100-300 word third-person bio and a one-page response about writing, your writing process, or your experience in this class.
  6. Graded portfolios will be outside my office door the first few weeks of the fall 2017 semester; if you’re not going to be around, let me know and I’ll have it available outside my office between May 11 through May 20.

Showcase Order

Please don’t forget that you will write a brief introduction for the person that follows you in the showcase. Mention some of the pieces you remember and some of that person’s strengths as a writer/human being. Be nice. Make it at least 6-8 sentences so the person feels loved. Jacob W. you will write your introduction for Rebekah.

Jacob W.


Commonly Used Library Databases

Depending on the ENG 1002 learning module you’re working in, you’ll need to use one or more library database articles for your formal essay assignment. Here are the most commonly used library database resources:

Remember that you’ll need to log into the library site if you’re not using a campus computer. When you reach the log in screen, you’ll enter 24611 + your purple student number + 01, and then enter your last name.