Changes [Nov 17, 2017]Adding Assignments ...
This process will ensure that your grade book is bullet proof.
Number one Grading Preferences Top Menu Tools >> Preferences
Grading Tab >> Rounded >> Zero Decimal Places.
This holds for all classes in your grade book.
Next Grade Setup Tab you must go here for each and every class.
If you have Semester classes you will see S1 or S2 instead of Y1 but the process is the same.
Double Click on the Y1 (or S1 or S2) At the bottom of the page you will see ...
Select Term Weights then verify that al the terms have the same weight. R1 can be set to 0
This causes the marking period (report Card) Grades to be Average for the Year or Semester Grade
Go Back to the top and double click on the first marking period of the course (M1 or M5)
This will bring up the bottom page...
Set all marking periods to Total Points. They should be total points by default but double check to make sure.
This whole process must be done for each and every class.
The end result is you give grades, anything between 0 and 100 for every assignment. The computer takes the total points accumulated and divides by the total possible point for a final percentage.
If quizzes have less points than tests (say 10pts vs 100pts) then they weight different in the marking period. if the points are all the same out of 100 say, then quizzes weigh the same as tests.
In the end this process will provide accurate and defendable grades in all situations Bullet Proof