Support site - BrightspaceInstructors - English GradesScenario 3 - 2 Assessments, weighting and conditions

Scenario 3 - 2 Assessments, weighting and conditions

Assessments + Weighting

  • 1 midterm exam, 30%
  • 1 final exam, 70%

Minimum requirements / conditions

  • Both assessments has to be at least a 5.0, otherwise the student doesn't pass the course.

Retake

  • Will not be registered in Blackboard

Gradebook settings

This contains the seven steps of the Setup Wizard. Try to do the steps in Brightspace yourself, click on the items to see the answer specific for this scenario.


Choose Grading System

Weighted or formula?

Formula, because there are conditions.

Final Grade Release

Calculated Final Grade or Adjusted Final Grade?

In the scenario description isn't mentioned that the lecturer wants to adjust the grades himself.

So choose the default: Calculated Final Grade.

===

Automatically release final grade?

In the scenario description isn't mentioned that the lecturer automatically want to release the final grade.

So choose the default: not checked.

Grade Calculations

Drop ungraded items or Treat ungraded items as 0?

Treat as 0, because there are conditions and dependencies!

===

Auto update: Default = Automatically keep final grade updated

Choose Default Grade Scheme

Rounding to 0.1, 0.5 or integers?

Isn't mentioned in the scenario, so choose the default: 

Leiden Scheme_Partial Grade_Rounded off at 0.1_Pass 5.5

Managing View Display Options

This concerns the intructor view of the lecturer.

Default = Nr of Decimals to display: 2

Student View Display Options

Grade details

Only Grade Scheme Symbol checked.

Decimals Displayed

Default = Nr. of Decimals to display: 1.

Characters Displayed

Default = Nr of characters to display: 50

Final Grade Calculation

Default = not checked

Arrange Gradebook

2 Assessments, so 2 grade items:

  • 1 midterm exam, 30%
  • 1 final exam, 70%

Conditions: both assessments has to be at least 5.0, otherwise the student doesn't pass the grade

Step 1: Make Grade Item Midterm Exam
  • Type = Numeric
  • Name = Midterm Exam
  • Category = none
  • Max Points = 10
  • Can exceed = not checked.
  • Bonus = not checked.
  • Grade Scheme = Default Scheme = Partial Grade Rounded off at 0.1, pass at 5.5.
  • Rubric = do not use
  • Display options = do not change
Step 2: Make Grade Item Final Exam
  • Type = Numeric
  • Name = Final Exam
  • Categroy = none
  • Max Points = 10
  • Can exceed = not checked.
  • Bonus = not checked.
  • Grade Scheme = Default Scheme = Partial Grade Rounded off at 0.1, pass at 5.5.
  • Rubric = do not use
  • Display options = do not change
Step 3: Edit Final Calculated Final Grade

First set this and then go change the formula.

  • Maximum points = 10
  • Change Grade Scheme for Final Grade to: Final Grade Rounded off at 0.5_rule 5-6_Pass 6.0

Set up formula of Final Grade

Try to set up the formula with this information. Click on Tips and finally Answer for help/checking.

  • Both assessments has to be at least a 5.0, otherwise the student will not pass the course
  • Midterm exam and 30% and final exam 70%
Tips
  1. One or more conditions has to be matched, so we need an IF
    1. = IF { (CONDITION), TRUE, FALSE}
  2. CONDITION: Both the midterm and the final exam has to be at least a 5.0
    • Two options: Either we choose to use the MIN function, to find the smallest value, or we use two IF functions
    • MIN function is less work!
  3. TRUE: If the students matched all the conditions, the end grade is: midterm exam*0.3 + final exam*0.7
  4. FALSE: Final grade is a 0.
Answer

= IF { (MIN {Deeltentamen.Points Received, Tentamen.Points Received} ,>= 5, FinalExam.Points Received * 0.7 + MidtermExam.Points * 0.3, 0}

  • IF {the smallest value of the assessment is equal or greater than 5.0
  • then the final grade is calculated as: 70% exam and 30% midterm
  • if not, the student receives a 0 (portrayed by the scheme as a 1)
Step 4: Insert grades and check

Insert grades for one or two students and check the calculations