Mar 122013

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Calculates and displays a grade for a selected number of columns based on each column’s respective worth of the total grade. Does not display for columns set to display text.

  • From the Control Panel
  • Select Grade Center
  • Select Full Grade Center
  • Select Create Calculated Column
  • Select Weighted Column
  • Column Information
    • Enter a Name in the Column Name field – this is a formal name for the column and will display to students in their grade view. It will also display to instructors in the Grade Center unless a Grade Center Name is entered.
    • Optional: Enter a Name in the Grade Center Name field – appears in Grade Center (instructor view only) as the column header
    • Optional: Enter Information in the Description field
    • Primary Display: select one of the following options:
      • Score, Letter, Text, Percentage, Complete/Incomplete (check mark appears if completed)
    • Optional: Secondary Display:  select one of the following options:
      • None, Score, Letter, Text, Percentage, Complete/Incomplete
        Note: Instructor view only
  • Dates
    • Displays column creation date
  • Select Columns
    • Include in Weighted Grade:
      • From either Columns to Select: or Categories to Select:
        • Choose the column name or category name (highlights to gray)
          • To select multiple columns/categories: press the Ctrl (Command on Mac) key while selecting column/category names
        • Select the left arrow (>) to move items to the Selected Columns list
      • Selected Columns
        • Enter weight percentage for each column in either the % Column:… field or % Category… field
          Note: total should equal 100%
    • Calculate as Running Total: Select Yes to only include items with grades or attempts.Select No to include all items in calculations, using zero for ungraded items
  • Options
    • Include this Column in Grade Center Calculations: Select Yes to include in calculations. Select No to exclude in calculations
    • Show this Column to Students: Select Yes to display column to students. Select No to hide column from students
    • Show Statistics (average and median) for this column to Students in My Grades: Select Yes to display statistics to students. Select No to hide statistics from students
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: created column: …
  • Scroll to the far right of the Grade Center to view the new column
 March 12, 2013  Posted by at 9:45 am Grade Center