Calculate Final Grades Based on Points

Final scores are based on the weighted point values of each assignment — for example, Homework1=10 points, Homework2=15 points, Quiz1=30 points, Test=50 points.

You must use this method to use extra credit assignments in your GradeBook. You can choose whether or not to show the calculated grades to your students.

The point value of each assignment is set in the assignment itself. If needed, you can adjust the weights of scheduled assignments in the GradeBook settings after setting up your GradeBook.

  1. From the menu, click Grades > GradeBook.

    If needed, select a class section.

  2. Click Wizard.
  3. Select Use WebAssign's GradeBook — Specify my GradeBook settings now and click Next.
  4. For Assignments to Use in Calculations, select which assignments GradeBook uses to calculate averages.
    • Past Due Assignments Only: Students can't see how progress on assignments that are not yet due impacts their grade.
    • All Assignments: Assignments are included as soon as they are available to students. Students might see unexpected low grades because of assignments they have not started.
  5. Select whether to update GradeBook calculations automatically.

    To enable automatic GradeBook updates, set Use GradeBook Automatic Updates to Yes and specify a time and days for updates.

    The GradeBook will be recalculated on the scheduled days shortly after the specified time on the selected days.

  6. For Categories to Include in GradeBook, select the assignment categories to use in your GradeBook.

    Categories set to No are excluded from GradeBook calculations.

  7. For Final Grade Calculation Method, select I want WebAssign to calculate a final grade based on the category averages.
  8. Click Next.
  9. For Weighting Method, select Skip Weighting. Each category is worth the total number of points of all the assignments..

    Setting category weights has no effect when you calculate final grades based on points.

  10. Click Next.