Grading Schemas

A Grading Schema is based on percentage ranges that match scores to specific grade displays.

For example, a student’s raw numeric score on a quiz that has 100 possible points is an 88. In a Grading Schema in which a percentage of 87.5 to 89.5 equals a B+, this score results in a B+.
If the grade display Letter option is chosen, the B+ will display to the Student. Grading Schemas may be edited or added to a Course and grades will be updated to reflect the changes.

A copy of the default schema is included in all Courses. You can modify this grading schema and save changes but you also have the ability to create new Grading Schemas

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Frequently asked questions

How do I add a Grading Schema? (Original Course)


When a Grading Schema is added the Grade Centre will translate the entry according to the Grading Schema and display the corresponding value.
For example, if a column is configured to display Pass for all percentages above 70%, then, when you enter 89%, the Grade Centre will display Pass.

To add a Grading Schema to the Grade Centre, follow these steps:
Click Manage and select Grading Schemas Select create a Grading Schema and provide a name.The name will appear in the drop-down menu for Primary Display and Secondary Display when adding an item to the Grade Centre as well as on the Manage Grading Schema page. Enter the Schema Mapping information. By default, any new grading schema will have two ranges of percentiles from 50 to 100 and from 0 to less than 50. Click the arrow to insert a new row into the schema to enter additional display values to the schema. Each Display Symbol must be unique in the Grading Schema. The percentage range given for each grade value must begin with the lesser value listed first. The values must also overlap. For example A = 90-100, B =80-90, C = 70-80 and so on. Ranges must be set up in this way to avoid gaps that could occur when a score falls in between numbers in the range. The range of 80-90 includes all grades up to but not including 90. The top range does include 100. Click Remove Row to remove a value range (row) from the schema. Click Submit to save the Grading Schema.




How do I modify a Grading Schema? (Original Course)


Once created, Grading Schemas can be modified. To modify a Grading Schema, follow these steps:
Click Manage and select Grading Schema Find the Grading Schema to modify and click Modify. Make any changes to Name, Description or Display Symbols and their corresponding percentages. Click Submit. Once submitted, all columns using the Grading Schema are updated to reflect the changes.




How do I copy a Grading Schema? (Original Course)


Once created, Grading Schemas can be copied and used again. Upon Copy, the new Grading Schema name is prefixed with “Copy of” followed by the name of the original schema. To copy a Grading Schema, follow these steps:
Click Manage and select Grading Schema Find the Grading Schema to copy and click Copy.
Copied Grading Schemas may be modified by using the steps in the sub-section above, Modify a Grading Schema.




How do I delete a Grading Schema? (Original Course)


Instructors may remove the default Grading Schema only if they have made modifications to it. Instructors may remove any Grading Schemas they created as long as the schemas are not in use. Grading Schemas currently in use do not have a Remove button. Removing a Grading Schema cannot be undone.

To remove a Grading Schema, follow these steps:
Click Manage and select Grading Schemas Find the Grading Schema to delete and click Remove. Click OK.





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