Many instructors use the Grades tool, so you can see your progress in the course. The instructor may also leave you comments, or feedback for your assignments. See the video at the bottom of this page with detailed instructions.
From within your course, click on the Grades link on the Navigation Bar.

The navigation bar with the Grades link selected.

Here, you will see a list of your assignments, quizzes, and grades you have been given for them. You may also print your grades if you wish as pictured below.

The grades link selected and the grades window showing with the print option highlighted.