How do I create a gradebook category?

Categories are used to organize assignments in the gradebook and to assign weights to graded work.     

To create categories in the gradebook:  

  1. Go to Instructor Main > Gradebook > Setup > Basic Setup > Categories
  2. Select Create Category
  3. Enter the category information:
    • Category:  Enter the name of the category (ie. Quiz, Homework, etc.)
    • Weight:  Enter a numeric value that represents the weight that the category will have in the gradebook average calculation (ie. 50)
    • # of Low Scores to Drop:  Enter the number of lowest scored assignments in a category to not be included in the grade calculation

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Most commonly, the total of all categories will equal 100.  When the total weight of all categories equals 100, each category represents a percentage of the total grade.  

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