Add a Grade Category


Grade categories are useful for grouping assignments together, calculating subtotals, and making special calculations such as dropping the lowest grades.

Add a Grade Category

  1. On your course page, in the Administration block, click Gradebook Setup. The gradebook will open to the Gradebook setup page.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Add category. The New category page will open.
  3. Enter a Category name and select category options. (Click headings to open collapsed settings areas, and click Show more... to view and adjust additional settings under a heading.) Important options include:
    • Aggregation: The type of calculation for items in this category.
    • Exclude empty grades: (Selected by default) If checked, empty grades are not aggregated into grade calculations (i.e., Moodle assumes that the assignment has not yet been graded or assigned and therefore should not yet count against students). If unchecked, empty grades are calculated as "0."
    • Drop the lowest: Exclude a set number of grade items with the lowest value from being calculated in the category total.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save changes.  The Categories and items page will open, displaying the new category.


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