Adding a New Category in the Gradebook

  1. Select Grades under the course administration section on left side of page.

    Select the Categories and items tab on the left side of the page under settings and choose simple view or full view depending on how much material you wish to see.

  1. At bottom of the page, click on the add category button.

  1. Configure the settings for this particular category:

a) Give the category a name (e.g., Exams, quizzes, labs).

b) Determine that aggregation type, which determines how grades in a category will be combined. Usually set this to the same aggregation type as you have selected for the overall grade book.

c) You can select this category as a parent category and new child categories can be added within it.

NOTE: "Quizzes" is a parent category and it could contain two other categories (child categories) which can be labeled as "Pop quizzes before mid-term" and "Pop quizzes after mid-term."

d) Item weight: The weight of the category in relation to other categories.

e) Click on Save changes when finished.

To Edit Categories:

  1. Click on Categories and items tab and select Simple view or Full view.

  1. Click on the edit icon next to the category you wish to edit. The icon will look like this:

  1. Make and necessary changes.
  1. Click Save changes at the bottom when you are finished.

To Rearrange Categories:

  1. Click on Categories and items tab and select Simple view or Full view.

  1. To move a category up or down, select the move icon that looks like this:

  1. Select the empty box to move the category to a new location.
  1. Click the Save changes button when you are finished.