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How do I create and manage grade scales?

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Ryan Richins
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Create pass/fail, plus/minus, straight letter grade, and other grade scales to use for course and objective scoring  

Create and edit grade scales

To create your own grade scale or edit existing scales:

  1. Open the Editor using the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar.
  3. In the Gradebook tab under Grade Scales, select the scale you want to edit and click the pencil (edit) icon, or click Add grade scale.
  4. With the grade scale editor, you are asked to:
    • Name the grade scale.
    • Choose the Type of scoring you want to use (Points, Percent (%), Percentile (class rank), or Distribution).
    • Name each possible grade (P and F in the example) and define the minimum score a student must earn to receive each (70 for P in example). Click the garbage can (delete) icon next to a row to remove it and click Add bracket to create additional rows.
  5. Click OK to save and your new or edited grade scale appears in the Course grade scale and Objective grade scale dropdown menus.
  6. Save.
Create and edit grade scales

Select a course-wide grade scale

  1. Open the Editor using the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar and select the Gradebook tab.
  3. Under Grade Scales, select the desired Course grade scale and Objective grade scale from each dropdown; all of the available grade scales appear as options.
  4. Save.
Select a course-wide grade scale

Select a grade scale for one activity

At times, you may want to change the grade scale for one specific activity without impacting the course-wide grade scale. To do so:  

  1. Navigate to the Editor using the Main Menu.
  2. Select the assignment and click the pencil (edit) icon.
Select a grade scale for one activity
  1. Under the Gradebook tab, choose Letter grade from the Score entry dropdown.
  2. Open the Grade scale dropdown that appears below Score entry and select the desired grade scale. The Grade scale dropdown only works when Letter grade is selected in the Score entry dropdown.
  3. Save.

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