On the nav bar, click the Assessment menu, then select Grades.
Then click Manage Grades.
Click the New button and select Category.
Enter the category Name.
(Optional) Enter a Short Name for the Category if you’d like. The Short Name is only visible to users with access to the grade book.
(Optional) Enter a Description if you’d like to share additional information about the category. By default, the Description field is collapsed, so you may need to click Show Description to expand it. Select to Allow users to view description if desired.
Check the box under Can Exceed if students will have opportunities to earn extra credit or bonus points that you would like to extend beyond the category and count towards their overall final grade.
Check the box under Exclude from Final Grade Calculation if you do not want the category and its grade items to be included in the Final Grade.
If all grade items in the category will be worth the same number of points, check the box to the left of Distribute points across all items. Then enter the number of Points per item. If you select this option, you have the ability to drop high or low scores from the category calculation:
Number of highest non-bonus items to drop for each user: Enter the number of high scores you’d like dropped from the Category’s calculation.
Number of lowest non-bonus items to drop for each user: Enter the number of low scores you’d like dropped from the Category’s calculation.
(Optional) Override the system’s Display Options by checking the box next to the display option(s) you’d like the category to have. By default, Display Options is collapsed, so you may need to click Show Display Options to expand it.
Click one of the Save options at the bottom of the screen to save your changes:
Save and Close: Returns you to the Manage Grades screen.
Save and New: Allows you to begin creating a new Category.
Save: Saves any changes and stays on the same screen.
Cancel: Deletes the grade category, and takes you back to the Manage Grades page.