Echo allows teachers to define grading categories (i.e. test, homework, classwork) and drop the lowest scores in one or more of those categories. There are two steps required to enable this feature.
- Set the number of low scores to be dropped in the grading category.
- Associate the assignments to the desired grading period.
Configuring Grading Category
After define grading categories in a course, teachers can select how many activities in the category can be dropped. If the number of activities in the category does not exceed the dropped scores setting, no scores will be dropped.
Associating the Activity
To associate the activity to the desired grading category, open the activity's settings and locate the Gradebook and submission panel. Use the drop down menu to select the grading category.
An item that has been dropped using this feature is easily identified in the gradebook. The activity's name will be crossed out and will have a down arrow icon next to it.
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