Creating a Points Gradebook from Scratch Creating a Points Gradebook from Scratch

Creating a Points Gradebook from Scratch

This guide reviews building your own points-based gradebook from scratch. For more information on this type of gradebook, consult the guide Understanding a Points Gradebook.

Create Grade Categories (optional but encouraged):

  1. Click on Grades on the Navbar
  2. Click on New
  3. Click on Category
  4. Enter a Title/Name for the category (For example; Homework, Quizzes, etc.)
  5. Click on Save and Close
  6. Repeat Steps 2-5, to create all needed Categories

Creating Grade Items:

  1. Click on New
  2. Click on Item
  3. Click on Numeric
  4. Enter a Title/Name for the Grade Item (For example; Homework #1, Test #1, it is good practice to name the grade item the same as the actual content item)
  5. Under Category, click on the drop-down arrow category none.png
  6. Click on the Category, where you would like the grade item to be located
  7. Under Maximum Points, enter the total the grade item is worth total maximum points.png
  8. Click on Save and Close
  9. Repeat steps 1-8, for each grade item

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