BlackboardInstructorsBlackboard 9: Full Instructor Tutorials Grade CenterHow do I set category weights for the categories I created?

How do I set category weights for the categories I created?

This lesson covers adding weights to all categories an instructor uses for grading and creating a column that tallies that grade in the Grade Center.

From the Create Calculated Column Menu, choose Weighted Column

From the Create Calculated Column Menu, choose Weighted Column

Add a Column Name and Description (if desired)

Add a Column Name and Description (if desired)

Choose the primary display format and secondary display format (if desired)

Choose the primary display format and secondary display format (if desired)

Choose Yes to calculated as a Runnin Total, which exludes items that haven't been graded yet

Choose Yes to calculated as a Runnin Total, which exludes items that haven't been graded yet

A running total only includes items that have grades or attempts. Selecting No includes all items in the calculations, using a value of 0 for an item if there is no grade.

From the Select Columns menu, click a category and move it using the arrow key

From the Select Columns menu, click a category and move it using the arrow key

Continue moving Categories until ALL categories that make up the total grade are in the right column

Continue moving Categories until ALL categories that make up the total grade are in the right column

Assign percentage weights to each of your categories, equal or proportionate grading, and drop grades or values

Assign percentage weights to each of your categories, equal or proportionate grading, and drop grades or values

Choose equally to have each item (column) in that category weigh equally for that grade. For example, if Unit Papers consists of three seperately graded papers in the grade center (3 Columns: Paper 1, Paper  2, and Paper 3) and these all have the same weighting the Unit Papers category, then choose Equally.

Make sure column weight equal 100%

Make sure column weight equal 100%

Choose whether or not this column is available, shown to students, and whether statistics are shown

Choose whether or not this column is available, shown to students, and whether statistics are shown

Click submit

Click submit

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