How do I use Natural aggregation?

You will learn how to use the "Natural" aggregation method 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.

1. View the grade breakdown in your syllabus.

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

2. Enter your course.

course main page

3. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected

4. Select Gradebook setup.

Gradebook setup is selected.

5. The Gradebook Setup page displays.

The Gradebook setup page is where you will create grade items and determine how the grades are aggregated.

Gradebook setup page

6. Here is this same Gradebook setup page with grade items added.

Natural aggregation (sum) is the default aggregation method.

Gradebook setup page with grade items.

Read this guide to learn how to add Grade items to your gradebook.

How do I change the Course total aggregation?

1. Click on Edit.

Edit link is selected

2. Click on Edit settings.

Edit settings is selected

3. Use the dropdown menu to select an aggregation type.

The most commonly used aggregation methods are "Natural", "Weighted mean of grades" and "Mean of grades (with extra credits)".

Aggregation dropdown menu is selected

4. Click on Save changes.

Save changes button is selected.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to use the Natural (default) aggregation method for your gradebook.