Before doing any grading related work a teacher has to set their own configuration choices that are much used while evaluating the gradebook grades or final grades. This setup varies with different course section. To setup the configuration, select Grades >> Setup >> Configuration and choose the course section from the top panel of subject, course & course section. Make changes to the options as per the teacher requirements.
Up - When Up is selected, the grade will always round the decimals to the nearest greater integer. Example, 59.25 will become 60 or 53.67 will become 54.
Down – When Down is selected, the grade will always round the decimals to the nearest lower integer. Example, 59.65 will become 59 or 53.15 will become 53.
Normal – This is the regular rounding as we know, i.e. anything equal to or above .5 is rounded upwards and anything below .5 is rounded downwards to an integer without any decimals. Example, 53.67 will become 54 or 53.49 will become 53.
None – When none is selected, scores do not appear in any rounded integer. It keeps the grade accurate including the decimal points, i.e. no rounding of the integer takes place. Example, for 59.25 it shall remain as it is.
**Score Rounding impacts on the totals only and not on the individual grades to avoid any mistakes in the calculation of the grades input by the teacher.
Assignment Sorting: Select one radio button value so as to display the assignments in the respective order in the gradebook assignments.
Weight Grades: Check this option if you want the assignment grades to be evaluated based on a weightage. Once checked, you can add the weight percent in the assignment type.
The percent total of the weight grades can be less or more or equal to 100. The Grades will be evaluated based on the weighted percents.
Assigned Date Defaults to Today: Check this option if you want the assignment’s start date to reflect the present date by default. This option is mostly used when teacher usually creates assignment for the present date so as to skip choosing a date.
Due Date Defaults to Today: Check this option if you want the assignment’s end date to reflect the present date by default. This option is used when the teacher is hosting a surprise test in the class and it shall end the same day.
Calculate Eligibility Using Cumulative Semester Grades: Check this option if you want the eligibility status to be calculated based on the cumulative semester grades instead of the quarter grades.
Allowed Maximum Percent in Anomalous Grades: Enter the maximum value to mark the grades for being considered as anomalous,i.e. if it’s set to 100 then grades if given over 100 will be considered as anomalous.
Days until ungraded assignment grade appears in Parent/Student Gradebook views: Enter the maximum value to keep the ungraded assignment appear in Parent/Student gradebook view.
Default Comment code: You can choose a comment code to appear by default when marking comments for students.
Final Grading Percentages: The Final Grading Percentages helps to calculate the cumulative final scores for the respective marking periods. Here, as per marking period setup we have:
Q1 = Q1 Gradebook Grades + Q1 Exam,
Q2 = Q2 Gradebook Grades + Q2 Exam,
Q3 = Q3 Gradebook Grades + Q3 Exam,
Q4 = Q4 Gradebook Grades + Q4 Exam,
S1 = Q1 + Q2 + S1 Exam,
S2 = Q3 + Q4 + S2 Exam, and
FY = S1 + S2 + FY Exam
The grading percentages would fetch the cumulative scores from respective quarters for the semesters and from semesters to Full year. The final grading percentages should not exceed 100%.