Average and Percent Complete
average is the grade for the course. If the categories (such as Major
and Minor grades or Assignment and Exam grades) are weighted, this
grade reflects that weighted average. The percent complete chart tells
you the percentage of gradeable activities that have been completed.
Tools for Grade Estimation and Calculation
- The What-if
you to project a final percentage. Click this link to open a new
window with all recorded scores visible. These may
changed, but you can predict the final percentage by entering
hypothetical scores for remaining assignments in the empty spaces
and pressing the Recalculate button.
Weighting scale link opens a
window to show you how the grade
categories (such as Assignment and Exam grades or Major and Minor
grades) are weighted. In the example shown below, Assignments and
Quizzes are worth 20% of the total grade, while projects and exams are
each worth 40% of the total grade. There is also a potential for an
extra 10% in extra
View Learning Objective Mastery
grades show you one aspect of the student's progress, you may also want to see
which areas the student is mastering, and in which areas the student should seek
additional help. To ensure that the student is staying on track and mastering
the course content, click the Learning
link. This displays a screen which displays each of the course
objectives and a chart to show you which objectives have been mastered
to date, as well as additional links to view details on the course
materials related to each objective.
and Percentage by Category
points and percentages by category figure shows the student is doing
in each category. For example, for the example course shown below,
there are three categories:
- Assignments and Quizzes
average grade for activities in the Assignments and Quizzes category is
97%, while the average grade for activities in the Projects category is
To calculate the cumulative grade, each average is
multiplied by its grade weight percentage (see the example Weighting Scale
above) and these numbers will be added together.
Activities Listed by Category
activity is listed under its category, along with where it is located
in the course. Double-click the activity to view additional details.
For example, if the activity is a quiz, you may review the results (if
the quiz is configured to allow this).
The scores and status of each activity display in the
pending grading. This icon displays once an
assignment or an assessment has been submitted, but the grade has not been returned.
the activity. A grade displays once the instructor has returned a submitted assignment or assessment and assigned a score.
In some cases, this will display as soon as a quiz or test has been completed, but in other cases, instructors will return grades to all students at
If the instructor allows a retry attempt on an assessment (either quiz or
exam) or assignment, the student may retry the test or resubmit the assignment,
and the new grade will replace the grade that currently displays.
(Note: Retry is different than retaking
an assessment. Some assessments are configured to be retaken as many
times as the student needs to review the materials. A Retry is given
specifically by an instructor to a specific student for one additional
from activity. An instructor may choose to excuse the student from
an assignment or taking an assessment. In this case, the student do not have to
submit the assignment or assessment, and no grade will be averaged in
to your cumulative score.