How to Setup a Weighted Column in Gradebook

Part I: Create categories

First, you’ll need to place the columns you want to weight into categories. This example with use Discussions and Exams.

  1. Go to Full Grade Center.
  2.  Click Manage > Categories.
  3. Click Create Category.
  4. Name the category Discussions.
  5. Click Submit. Repeat steps 2-4 to create additional categories (e.g. Exams)
Part II: Add columns to categories

From Full Grade Center:

  1. Click Manage > Column Organization.
  2. Click the box next to your Discussion columns.
  3. Hover over Change Category to and select your newly created Discussion category.
  4. Click Submit. Repeat steps 1-4 to place columns in additional categories.
Part III: Add categories for weighting

From Full Grade Center:

  1. Click Create Calculated Column > Weighted Column.
  2. Name the column and determine any optional options.
  3. In the Select Column section, click Discussions and Exams from the Categories to Select.
  4. Click the > button to add them to the Selected Columns area.
  5. Determine how you would like each category to be weighted.
  6. Click Submit. You weighted column is created in gradebook.

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