New Category Name Click in the Category name field and type of the name of your Category Click in the ID number field and type a number that is unique for your Category Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the screen
New Grade Item Click in the Item name field and type the name of your test Change Maximum Grade—If your total points are less than 100 you will need to change this field Click the drop down arrow and change the Grade category to the category you want your grade item under Click on Save changes at the bottom of the screen
Continue to add more categories and items Repeat slides 4 – 7 to Add more categories and items Be sure to give each category an ID number. This will be important when using the calculation for weighting grades.
Move Grade Items Click on the move arrows to move your grade items under the correct categories. (circled in red) The sample Grade Book has three categories (in blue) and four different grade Items.
Add the Calculation Click on the calculator in Course total (circled in red)
Insert Percentages and Save Changes ITS will provide you the formula needed for weighted grades. You can copy and paste it into this section or have us do it for you. Let us know the percentage you want in each category. This formula shows Category #1 for Tests is worth 50% of the grade. Category #2 for Participation is worth 25% of the grade. Category #3 for Presentations are worth 25% of the grade. Save Changes after entering the formula
Enter Grades Your Grade Book is now calculated for weighted grades. Advanced grade book can be done many ways. This PowerPoint shows creating your grade book manually.