Create and use multiple grading schemes in a course.
Grading schemes are criteria-based models for measuring performance.
When creating a grading scheme, you define things like which activities are graded and which aren't, how much they are worth, how much their worth is weighted compared to other activities and activity types, what constitues a passing grade, and in what way grades are communicated (e.g., letter grades, percentages, GPAs, etc.,). The way you define your grading scheme should reflect the importance placed on each included criteria.
To create grading schemes for final grades:
- Select the Gradebook tool from the desired course card on the Home page.
- Select Tools from the Header menu, then select Go to final grades.
- Select Grading Scheme in the toolbar.
- Select Add to create a new scheme; if you want to edit an existing scheme, select it.
- Edit the default grading scheme in the following ways:
- Provide a Scheme name.
- Indicate which assignment grades you want counted under Included Assignments.
- Adjust the Relative Category Weights in the course.
- Indicate if you want to exclude lowest-scored activities in each category and how many using Dropped Scores.
- Choose a Scale Type and edit that scale under Grade Scale. Use Calculate Statistics to get a quick overview of how your scale impacts the grade spread.
- Select Save. Note: Select Add if you'd like create another scheme and select the garbage can (delete) icon next to a scheme to remove it.
- From the Final Grades screen users can include multiple grading schemes in calculating final grades. The highest grade from all active grading schemes is taken for each student.
- The grading schemes created here apply only to final grades, and students do not have access to them.