LEO: What are the Additional Grade Category Options? (Faculty)

The Additional Grade Category Options allow faculty to:

  • Allow student grades to exceed the maximum value for the category.
  • Exclude items in the category from final grade calculations.
  • Adjust distribution of weights and points for grade items in the category.
  • Drop the highest or lowest grade item in a category.
  • Change the standard display settings for students.
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Allow student grades to exceed the maximum value for the category
  1. Select the Can Exceed check box.
  • Weighted system example: You create an Assignments category that contains two grade items: A1 and A2. Both assignments are worth 50% of the category and can exceed the weight specified. Frank Catcher receives 100% on A1 and 110% on A2. Frank receives 105% in the Assignments category.
  • Points system example: You create an Assignments category that contains two grade items: A1 and A2. Both assignments are out of 10 points and can exceed the maximum points specified. Frank Catcher receives 12/10 and 9/10 on the grade items. 

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Exclude items in the category from final grade calculations
  1. Select either:
  • 0% in the Weight field in the weighted system.
  • Exclude from Final Grade Calculation in the points system.
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Adjust distribution of weights and points for grade items in the category

For the weighted system, select one of the following:
  • Manually assign weight to items in the category. Calculating and setting item weights enable you to control the weighting of individual items that belong to a weighted category.
  • Distribute weights by points across all items in the category. This option uses the points of individual, non-bonus grade items to determine the relative weighting of each item out of 100%.
  • Distribute weight evenly across all items. Give all grade items equal weighting in the weighted category, regardless of the number of points an individual item is out of.
For the points or formula system, select:
  • Distribute points across all items and then enter the Points per item.
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Drop the highest or lowest grade item in a category
  1. Enter the number of items to drop in either:
  • Number of highest non-bonus items to drop for each user
  • Number of lowest non-bonus items to drop for each user
NOTE: Grades must be distributed evenly to use this option and you cannot drop bonus items.
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Change what students see for this category from your standard display settings
  1. Select or clear:
  • Display class average to users
  • Display grade distribution to users
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