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Example Gradebook: Weighted Grading System

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This article contains an example Gradebook of a Weighted Grading System, which may help you to get a better understanding of setting up a Gradebook.

The Assessment

A course consists of 3 main assessments:

  1. A practical assignment that students need to submit in Brightspace. It will be evaluated with a pass or fail. Counts as 10% of final grade.
  2. A midterm that students will take out of Brightspace. It will be evaluated on a 10 points scale. Counts as 40% of final grade.
  3. A final exam that students will take out of Brightspace. Counts as 50% of final grade. The final exam grade will be calculated based on:
    • A multiple choice part, with 30 questions. Students can score 30 points, which will be translated to a 10 points scale grade. Counts as 30% of the Final Exam.
    • An essay question which will be graded individually. It will be evaluated on a 10 points scale. Counts as 70% of the Final Exam.

The Settings

Grade item settings

Grades List - Sandbox SEA Arzu Sahin - Leiden University - Google Chrome
  1. Grade item: Practical Assignment 
    • Type: Selectbox
    • Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
    • Association: linked to an assignment. So the grades are transferred from the assignment tool.
    • Max points: 10
    • Weight: 10% of final grade
  2. Grade item: Midterm
    • Type: Numeric
    • Grade Scheme: Leiden Scheme_Partial Grade_Rounded off at 0.1_ Pass 5.5
    • Association: None. So grade input is manual or via import.
    • Max points: 10
    • Weight: 10% of final grade
  3. Grade Category: Final Exam
    • Grade Scheme: Leiden Scheme_Partial Grade_Rounded off at 0.1_ Pass 5.5
    • Weight: 50% of final grade
    • Distribution: Manually assign weight to items in the category
    • Consists of two grade items MC Questions and Essay Questions
  4. Grade item: MC Questions
    • Type: Numeric
    • Grade Scheme: Leiden Scheme_Partial Grade_Rounded off at 0.1_ Pass 5.5
    • Association: None. So grade input is manual or via import.
    • Max points: 30
    • Weight: 30% of Category Final Exam
  5. Grade item: Essay Questions
    • Type: Numeric
    • Grade Scheme: Leiden Scheme_Partial Grade_Rounded off at 0.1_ Pass 5.5
    • Association: None. So grade input is manual or via import.
    • Max points: 10
    • Weight: 70% of Category Final Exam

 

For more information about the different kind of Grade Items, please check this article.

Grades Setup Wizard settings

Instructor View

ScreenSteps - Google Chrome

As an instructor you will see your students and their grades on the Enter Grades tab. As you can see, each grade item is 1 column, where as the grade items MC Questions and Essay Questions are grouped together in the category Final Exam.

As shown above the instructor has opted to see grade points (5/10), grade scheme symbol (5.0) and grade scheme colour (red). 

Student View

Desktop

As shown above the students will see their grades and the total number of points they received on a particular assessment.

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