Instructor: Add Extra Credit Options

1. Create: Bonus grade items

Use a bonus grade item to add extra points without changing the final calculated grade.

  1. Click Grades.image of grade settings with calculation options circled
  2. Click New and select ItemNew button selected, Item circled in red.

     

  3. Select Numeric from the list of options.image of list of grade item types, numeric circled

     

  4. Enter name of grade item in Name field. Edit Grade item screen with Name field visible.
  5. If the item belongs in a category and the category has been created, select the category to which the item belongs.  Grade items do not have to be in a category. 

    Note: If you create a category that only contains bonus grade items, the category setting MUST be set to "Can Exceed" or the items will not be added to the final calculated grade.

    image of grade item properties page with category dropdown menu visible that reads Quizzes 20%
  6. Click the Bonus checkboximage of grade item properties page Bonus checkbox checked and circled

     

  7. Click Save and Close.
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2. Create: Grade item with option for extra credit

The "Can Exceed" option allows a student to earn more than the maximum points on a grade item.

  1. Click Grades.image of grade settings with calculation options circled
  2. Click New and select Item.New button selected, Item circled in red.

     

  3. Select Numeric from the list of options.image of list of grade item types, numeric circled

     

  4. Enter name of grade item in Name field.Edit Grade item screen with Name field visible.
  5. If the item belongs in a category and the category has been created, select the category to which the item belongs.  Grade items do not have to be in a category.image of grade item properties page with category dropdown menu visible that reads Quizzes 20%

     

  6. Click the Can Exceed checkbox. This allows you to give more than the maximum points when grading (for example, 11/10) if you wish to award extra credit.image of grade item properties page Can Exceen checkbox checked and circled

     

  7. Click Save and Close.
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