Instructors who wish to use weighted grades should do the following:

  1. From the course you would like to setup a weighted gradebook, click on "Grades" in the navigation menu. 
  2. Click on "Setup Wizard".
  3. Click "Start".
  4. Choose "Weighted" for the grading system of choice and click "Continue".
  5. Select whether to release the Calculated Final Grade or the Adjusted Final Grade and click "Continue".
    • Calculated Final Grade - The grade that is achieved by users based on the grading formula set up in the grade book. It cannot be adjusted without editing grade item scores.
    • Adjusted Final Grade - Allows you to modify or adjust users' grades before releasing them.
    • Automatically release final grade - When enabled, the system automatically marks users' final grades as released once created. You may still alter the release status after being automatically released. 
  6. Select whether to drop ungraded items or treat ungraded items as 0 and click "Continue".
    • Drop ungraded items - Items that do not have a grade inputted are not counted in the final grade.
    • Treat ungraded items as 0 - Items that do not have a grade inputted are counted as 0 in the final grade.
    • Automatically keep final grade updated - Final grades are automatically adjusted when changes are made to grade items or calculation options.
  7. Select a default grading scheme from either Percentage or Letter Grading Scheme and click "Continue".
  8. Select the number of decimal places to display and click "Continue".
  9. Select options to affect the student's view of their gradebook items and click "Continue".
  10. Confirm the options you have selected and click the "Finish" button.