Weighted Grade Categories and Items


Weighted Grade Categories

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 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 Menu with option 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.
      NOTES:
    • 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.

Weighted Grade Items

IMPORTANT NOTE: The weight of all items within a category must total 100%.

  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 Item. New menu with Item selected.
  4. Select the Grade Item Type you wish to use. NOTE: The most commonly used grade item type is Numeric. Numeric is the recommended Grade Item Type.
  5. Enter a Name for the grade item. BEST PRACTICE: Grade item names should match the assessment item it will be associated with to aid in locating and viewing specific grades in a course.
  6. Select a Category to associate the grade item with.
  7. Enter the number of Maximum Points for the grade item. NOTE: Depending on the options selected during category set up, associated with the item, this may or may not affect the items weight in the category.
  8. Enter the Weight (%) that the grade item will contribute to the category. (For example, if the grade item is worth 10% of the category weight, enter 10.) NOTE: If “Distribute points evenly across all items” or “Distribute weight by points across all items in the category” was selected during Category set up, this option will be grayed out. Item details entered.
  9. Select Save & Close.