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Create a Weighted Total Column

A weighted total column will automatically calculate grades based on designated columns and categories.

QUICK STEPS: Creating a Manual Entry Column in the Full Grade Center

1. Scroll down to the Control Panel and select Grade Center.

select Grade Center

2. Click the Full Grade Center option from the drop-down list.

select Full Grade Center

3. Click the Create Calculated Column drop-down list and select Weighted Column.

Click Create Calculated Colum, then select Weighted Column.

4. Enter a name in the Column Name field.

NOTE: If you enter a name in the Grade Center Display field, it will only appear within the Grade Center and not within the student grade view (this field is optional and does not need to be completed).

Enter a name in the Column Name field.

5. In the Select Columns section, click the Columns and/or Categories that you wish to calculate for grading. To select multiple items, hold down the Control Key and click. Click the right-pointing arrow to move columns into the Selected Columns box.

NOTE: Use Columns for weights with one item (e.g. Final Exam is worth 30%). Use Categories for weights with multiple items (e.g. all quizzes are worth 20%).

Click the Columns and/or Categories that you wish to calculate for grading.

6. In the Selected Columns box, type the weight percentage for each item or category in the text boxes.

NOTE: If you select a Category, you are able to drop highest or lowest grades.

In the Selected Columns box, type the weight percentage for each item or category in the text boxes.

7. Select display settings and click the Submit button.

Select display settings and click the Submit button.