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How do I set up a grade scheme?

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When a grade scheme is applied to a grade item, students scores are automatically converted from percentage grades to letter grades.

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Written Instructions

Altering an Existing Grade Scheme to fit your Class

    1. Click Grades from the navigation.
    2. Click Schemes from menu on the top of the page. schemes
      • You will see a list of generic schemes that are available for your use.  Click the title of the grade scheme to see the percentage scores assigned to each letter grade.  To make one of the generic schemes as a default, click the check mark to the right of the desired scheme. 
    3. Click More Actions, then click Copy.
      copy scheme
    4. Select the circle to the left of the desired existing grade scheme.
    5. At the bottom of the page, give the grade scheme a new name.scheme copy name
    6. Click Copy.
    7. Under "Course Schemes" at the bottom of the list, click on the grade scheme you just made a copy of and gave a new name.
    8. Under the Symbol field, add in the letter grades.
    9. Under the Start % field, add the lowest possible percentage grade a student can earn for each letter grade.  (For example, F=0, D-=60, D=63)
    10. If desired, use the dropdown menu to assign a color to each grade range.  
    11. Grade colors are displayed in the gradebook. They give a quick sense of whether a student (or the class) is doing well or poorly. Generally, people choose reds and yellows for lower grades, and blues and greens for higher grades. 
    12. Change Assigned Value % to match Start %.
    13. To delete any of the ranges (i.e. You want a grade scheme to have A, B, C, and D without any in between), click the trash icon to the far right of the grade.
    14. Click Save.
    15. To make this the default grade scheme, click on the check mark to the right of the title. A new window will appear asking if you are sure you want to change the grade scheme. Click Yes.
      confirm active scheme



    Creating a New Grade Scheme from Scratch

    1. Click Grades from the navigation.
    2. Click Schemes from menu on the top of the page.
      • You will see a list of generic schemes that are available for your use.  Click the title of the grade scheme to see the percentage scores assigned to each letter grade.  To make one of the generic schemes as a default, click the check mark to the right of the desired scheme. 
    3. To create a unique grade scheme, click the New Scheme button located near the top of the screen. new scheme
    4. Give the grade scheme a name.
    5. If you wish to have more than three (3) ranges for your grade scheme, adjust the number of ranges by putting in a number of additional ranges to add, then click Add Ranges. (i.e. I need three additional ranges to my grade scheme, so I type "3" and it will add three ranges to my scheme.  
      add ranges added ranges
    6. Under the Symbol field, add in the letter grades. grade symbols
    7. Under the Start % field, add the lowest possible percentage grade a student can earn for each letter grade. 
      • For example, F=0, D-=60, D=63
    8. If desired, use the dropdown menu to assign a color to each grade range. 
    9. Grade colors are displayed in the gradebook. They give a quick sense of whether a student (or the class) is doing well or poorly. Generally, people choose reds and yellows for lower grades, and blues and greens for higher grades.
      grade colors
    10. Change Assigned Value % to match Start %. assigned value %
    11. Click Save.
    12. A complete grade scheme might look like this.
    13. Demo Grade Scheme
    14. To make this the default grade scheme, click on the check mark to the right of the title. A new window will appear asking if you are sure you want to change the grade scheme. Click Yes.

     

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