Points-Based Gradebook

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These steps will help you design your gradebook using the Points Layout. This is just one part of the gradebook setup that you will need to complete.

Scroll to the top of the main page of your course.

Select the Grades option from the secondary navigation

Select the Gradebook Setup option from the drop-down menu

Click the Edit menu to the right of the Course Title at the top of the gradebook.

Click the Edit settings option.

For Aggregation, select Natural from the drop-down menu if it isn’t already selected.

Click the Save changes button.

Click the Add category button.

For Category Name, enter the name of the category listed in your syllabus.

For Aggregation, select Natural from the drop-down menu.

NOTE: If you want to have course grades accurately represented throughout the term, ensure that Exclude empty grades is checked. Otherwise, students will only receive an accurate score at the very end of the term. If checked, you will need to manually enter zero (0) values for every missed assignment along the way or grades will appear falsely high.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Click the Save Changes button.

When finished, you should see an empty category worth 0.00 points.

Repeat steps 4-7 until you have created all the categories listed in your syllabus.

You will now need to move any existing grade items or add manual grade items to the appropriate gradebook category.

The total points won’t match your syllabus until you have created every grade item in the gradebook. Make sure to compare your syllabus with your gradebook when you think you have successfully added all the grade items.