How do I create a grading scheme for my course?

Note: This will only create your grading scheme, you still have to enable your grading scheme for it to take effect in your course.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Click the Settings link.

Edit Course Details

Click the Edit Course Details button.

Enable Grading Scheme

Enable Grading Scheme

Click the Enable course grading scheme checkbox [1].

View Grading Scheme

View Grading Scheme

Click the set grading scheme link. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Manage Grading Schemes

Manage Grading Schemes

Your institution may already have a default grading scheme. You can create your own grading scheme by clicking the Manage Grading Schemes link [1].

Add Grading Scheme

Add Grading Scheme

Click the Add Grading Scheme button to create your own grading scheme.

Edit Grading Scheme

Edit Grading Scheme
  1. Name your new grading scheme by typing in the Scheme Name field.
  2. You can name the individual ranges of the scheme.You can change the letter grades to words such as Excellent, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement, and/or Poor.
  3. Edit the grade ranges by typing in the appropriate field. Note: Decimals are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
  4. You can remove individual ranges by click the X icon.
  5. You can add ranges by clicking the Insert Here link that appears when you hover over a range name checkbox.
  6. Click the Save button to create your grading scheme.

View New Grading Scheme

View New Grading Scheme

Your new grading scheme will appear underneath any previously used grading schemes. You can always edit the grading scheme by clicking the Pencil icon or delete the grading scheme by clicking the Trash icon.

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