Create an outcome Add a new category Categories are useful for ordering the Gradebook for a course containing numerous assessable items. You can display Gradebook details for a single category, and you can give each category a weighting, depending on its importance to the overall assessment. Placing grade items in categories: To add a new category: Click Turn editing on. At the bottom of the page, click Add category. On the Grade category page, click Show more to make all the page sections visible, then: Enter a Category name.
Complete the Aggregation specifications, using the Help button to help you make your choices. These fields determine how the category total will be calculated. Under Category total, click Show more at the bottom of the page section, then: Enter a Category total name e. Complete the Grade type and associated fields as appropriate, clicking the Help button for assistance if you need it. Select the Grade display type and Overall decimal points, if you are not using the defaults for those fields.
Select whether to hide or lock the grades, adding a release date if necessary. Hiding a grade keeps it invisible to students, and prevents it being counted in calculations.
If necessary, select a Parent category and weighting. Assign weightings to grade items and categories To calculate course totals: Under Aggregation, select which type you want to use. For an explanation of the available aggregation types, click the Help button next to the Aggregation field.
Weighted mean of grades, Simple weighted mean of grades and Sum of Grades are the most commonly used methods of aggregating marks for a course.
If you want to use: Weighted mean of grades, continue to the next step. Simple weighted mean of grades or Sum of Grades, go to step 4. Make sure the Course total is a figure you can work with. You can also use different aggregation types for each category. To do this, click the Edit dropdown and Edit settings for the category you want to change and follow the steps above. Add a new grade item Sometimes you need to manually add a grade item to the Gradebook. Create an Assignment activity and it will be automatically included in the Gradebook.
You can create an assignment that doesn't require student submissions, and that isn't visible to students. These can better prevent data loss, provide better mechanisms for notifying students and be generally easier to manage than manually inserted columns in the Gradebook. To add a new grade item: Navigate to the Gradebook setup page and click Add grade item at the bottom of the page.
On the Grade item page: Enter an Item name. Add Item info about the grade item. This information will not display anywhere else.
Set an ID number so that you can identify the activity when it is included with others in a custom mark calculation.
If you're not defining custom calculations methods, you can leave this field blank. Select the Grade type. Your choices are None, Value a numerical value with a maximum and minimum , Scale an item in a list or Text feedback only. Only Value and Scale may be aggregated. If you selected Value or Scale, complete the Scale, Maximum grade, Minimum grade and Grade to pass fields as appropriate.
If you selected Real or Percentage, select the Overall decimal points you want displayed. Select whether you want the marks Hidden from students. If necessary, at Hidden until, click Enable and add a release date. Select whether you want the marks Locked so that they cannot be updated by the related activity. If necessary, at Lock after click Enable and add an locking date.
Under Parent category, you can use the Weight adjusted category to set the acitivity's weighting in relation to the total final marks. To include this item in an existing Grade category, select the category from the drop-down list. You can change this later if you need to. This can save you a lot of time when marking, but it's important to remember to save regularly while you quick-mark. By default, quick grading is enabled and quick feedback is not.
On the Grader report preferences page, below General, in the Quick grading and Show quick feedback drop-down lists, select Yes.