How do I drop the lowest grade?

You will learn how to drop the lowest grade of a series of grade items within your course in TITANium.

1. Enter your course in TITANium.

course main page

2. Click on Gradebook setup in the Administration block.

Gradebook setup link is selected.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the Gradebook setup page and click on Add category.

The Gradebook setup 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.

In order to drop the lowest grade, you need to have a category of grade items which have the same maximum and minimum points possible.

Add category button is selected.

4. Type a name for the category.

Category name field is selected.

5. Click on Show more.

Show more link is selected.

6. Type the number of grade items you want to drop.

In this example, we only want to drop 1 lowest grade.

Drop the lowest field is set to 1.

7. Scroll down the page and click on Save changes.

Save changes button is selected.

8. Check the boxes to the right of all of the grade items you want to move to the new category.

Note that all of these grade items -  in this example they are all quiz activities - they all have the same grade point value. Dropping the lowest grade is based on points, not on percentage. Therefore, all of the grade items in this folder MUST have the same point value.

Checkboxes for each grade item are selected.

9. Scroll down the page and use the dropdown menu to select the new category.

Quizzes is selected.

10. Those grade items are now in the new category.

Quizzes category shows all items in it.

11. Note that the category is set to drop the 1 lowest value.

Quizzes category shows to drop 1 lowest value.

12. The Student User report will show which score was dropped.

In this example, all of the quizzes have been graded. Since two of the quizzes have only 8 points awarded, TITANium will randomly choose one of those two to drop.

Before the Quizzes are graded, TITANium will randomly choose one of them to drop. So, graded or not-graded, one quiz will always be dropped.

13. Note that the category total only includes 5 of the 6 quizzes listed.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to drop the lowest grade in a series of grade items.