How do I add Extra Credit to my simple face-to-face gradebook?

You will learn how to add an extra credit Grade item to your simple Natural aggregation method (default aggregation method) gradebook. Read this article to learn how to create a basic gradebook.

1. View the grade breakdown in your syllabus.

Note the extra credit item at the bottom.

View the grade breakdown in your syllabus.

2. Click on Grades in the Administration block.

Click on Grades in the Administration block.

3. The Grader report page displays.

The Grader report page displays as the default entry point into the gradebook for instructors. The Grader report page is similar to a spreadsheet showing all of the student names and the Grade items for your course. Students will only see the User report page which shows only their own grades.

Read this article to learn how to create a basic gradebook.

Read this article to learn how to input student grades in the Grader report.

4. Click on Setup.

The Setup link is under Grade administration. Expand the Setup category by clicking on it.

Click on Setup.

5. Click on Categories and items.

Click on Categories and items.

6. The Categories and items page will display.

The Categories and items page is where you add and organize Grade items and Categories (folders of Grade items). You can also create custom calculations and choose various methods of aggregating Grade items.

7. Click on Add grade item.

8. Type the Item name.

Type the Item name.

9. Type a Maximum grade value.

Type a Maximum grade value.

10. Click on Save changes.

Click on Save changes.

11. The Grade item now displays on the Categories and items page.

Note that the Course total is now 1030 points, instead of 1000.

12. Click on Edit.

Click on Edit.

13. Click on Edit settings.

14. Tick the Extra credit check box.

Scroll down the page and tick the Extra credit check box.

Tick the Extra credit check box.

15. Click on Save changes.

Click on Save changes.

16. The Extra credit grade item now has a symbol indicating that it is marked as extra credit.

Note that the Course total is now back to 1000 points.

The Extra credit grade item now has a symbol indicating that it is marked as extra credit.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to add an extra credit grade item to a basic gradebook for your course.

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