Instructor: Create Your Gradebook

1. Create: Categories

Use categories to group similar grade items and streamline grade item creation.

Categories are not required. If you only have a few grade items in your course, creating individual grade items will work.

 

  1. Click Grades.image of grade settings with calculation options circled
  2. Verify that you are on the Manage Grades page (this is the default but can be changed).
  3. Click the New button and select CategoryNew button selected and category option circled

     

  4. Enter name of category in Name field. Edit Category screen with Name field shown.

     

  5. [Weighted Grade book only] In the Grades section enter the weight for this category in the Weight field (ie. 20 for 20%). Weight field with options.

     

  6. In the Distribution section, select how weights or points of individual items within the category will be handled. The option Distribute weight or points evenly across all items will allow you to be flexible with the amount of items and to drop a certain number of items from the final grade. Category distribution options shown, "Distribute weight evenly across all items" has a red arrow pointing to it.

     

  7. Click Save and Close.
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2. Create: Grade items

Grade Items are where you enter scores for students for graded activities.

  1. Click Grades.image of grade settings with calculation options circled
  2. Verify that you are on the Manage Grades page (this is the default but can be changed).
  3. Click the New button and select ItemNew button selected with Item circled in red.

     

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

     

  5. Enter name of grade item in Name field. Edit grade item with Name field.

     

  6. 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%

     

  7. Enter the maximum points a student can earn for this grade item in the Maximum Points box. If you are using a weighted grade book you may need to put a weight in the Weight box. (If the item is in a category and the category is set up to handle the weights, then a weight will be automatically entered and will not be editable.)image of grade item properties page with maximum points box circled

     

  8. Click Save and Close.
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