Weighted Grade Categories


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NOTE: In order to create weighted grade categories, the course gradebook must be set up as a weighted gradebook. For instructions on setting up a weighted gradebook, see the instructions for the Grades Setup Wizard.

  1. From the Navigation Bar, select Grades.
    Course Nav Bar with Grades selected
  2. Select Manage Grades.
    Grades edit options with Manage Grades selected
  3. Select New, then select Category.
    New drop-down menu with Category selected
  4. Enter a Name for the category.
  5. Enter a Weight (%) for the category.

    NOTE: The default weight is 10%.

    Weight in percentage entered
  6. Select a Distribution Option.

    • eLearning recommends using Distribute weights by points across all items in the category.”
    • Weights must be distributed evenly to use the drop lowest or highest grade functions.
    • The total weight of all items within a category must be 100%.
      Distribution options
  7. Select Save & Close.

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