How do I create and manage grade scales?

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:

Open the Course Editor using the Edit pencil icon on a course card.

Click the Tools (wrench) icon.

From the dropdown, click on Course Settings.

Scroll down the page to the Grade Scales section. Click "Add Grade Scale."

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.

Click Done to save and your new or edited grade scale will be available in the Grade Scales section.

Click Save in the top righthand corner of Course Settings when done.

Select a course-wide grade scale

In Course Settings, the Gradebook options and Objective mastery sections include Grade Scale dropdown menus where you can choose the desired scale for each; all of the available grade scales appear as options.

Click Save in the top righthand corner of Course Settings when done.





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