Creating formula grade items

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Formula grade items automatically grade users using a custom formula based on achievements in other grade items.

Please Note

  • Formula grade items cannot belong to a category.
  • You must create all of the grade items you want to include in the formula grade item before you create the formula item.
  • Formula grade items cannot contribute to the calculated final grade unless you are using the Formula grading system.

Create a formula grade item

  1. On the Manage Grades page, click Item from the New button.
  2. Select Formula.
  3. Enter a Name for the grade item.
  4. You can enter a Short Name to display in the grade book.
  5. Enter a Description of the grade item. If you want to make the description available to users, select Allow users to view grade item description.
  6. Enter the value you want the item graded out of in the Max. Points field.
  7. Click Edit Using the Formula Editor to define a calculation formula. See Creating a formula in the Grades Formula Editor for more information.
  8. If you want users to be able to receive a grade higher than the Max. Points specified, select Can Exceed.
  9. Select a Grade Scheme to associate with the item.
  10. You can click Add Rubric to add a rubric, or click the Create Rubric in New Window link to create a new rubric.
  11. Select Display Options.
  12. Click Save and Close.

See also

‹ Creating pass/fail grade items up Creating calculated grade items ›


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