How do I use Natural aggregation with extra credit?

You will learn how to use the "Natural" aggregation method with an extra credit grade item within the gradebook in your course. The Natural aggregation method is the default for TITANium. This means that the grade items are summed up to reach the course total. If a student does not receive a score for the extra credit grade item, it will not count against him.

This guide has been updated for TITANium 2019-2020.

1. View the grade breakdown in your syllabus.

Note the extra credit assignment.

Assignment Points
Bio and Photo 25
Opinion Paper 100
Critical Analysis 100
Social Order 100
Research Proposal 200
Final Exam 125
Extra Credit Paper +25

2. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon selected

3. Select Gradebook setup.

Gradebook setup selected

4. Gradebook setup page displays.

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.

Read this guide to learn how to create grade items.

Gradebook setup is displayed

The Natural aggregation method is the default for TITANium. This means that the grade items are summed up to reach the course total.

5. To create the extra credit grade item, lick on Add grade item.

Add grade item button is selected

6. Type a name for the new grade item.

Item name field is selected

7. Type 25 for Maximum grade.

Maximum grade field is selected

8. Tick the Extra credit box.

Extra credit box is ticked
I can't tick that box!

Follow these step if you cannot tick the extra credit box.

1. Click on Save changes.

Save changes button is selected (4)

2. Click on Edit to the right of the Extra credit grade item.

Edit link is selected

3. Select Edit settings.

Edit settings is selected

4. Tick the Extra credit box.

Extra credit box is ticked (2)

5. Click on Save changes.

Save changes button (3)

6. The extra credit mark now displays.

Extra credit mark is displayed

9. Click on Save changes.

Save changes button is selected (5)

10. The Extra Credit Paper grade item is marked as extra credit.

The + symbol with the dots under it signifies that a grade item is marked as extra credit. Note that the Course total is still 650 points. The same as it was before we added the extra credit grade item.

The Extra Credit Paper grade item now is marked as extra credit.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to use the Natural (default) aggregation method with an extra credit grade item.