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• You did not select the Automatically keep final grades updated option when you set up your grade book.
• There are grade items that you still need to enter grades for.

Recalculate the final grade when “Automatically keep final grades updated” is not selected

Do one of the following:

• Click the user's name whose grade you want to recalculate. In the Final Grade section, click the Recalculate the Final Calculated Grade icon.

Do one of the following:

Once you have ensured that users’ grades are accurate, you can release them.

Calculate final grades for a single user

1. On the Enter Grades page, click a user’s name.
2. Click the Recalculate the Final Calculated Grade icon if necessary.
4. Select the Release Calculated Final Grade or Release Adjusted Final Grade check box depending on the Final Grade Released set up option you chose.
5. Click Save.

Scenario: Final calculated grade using Points system

You set up grade items with the following properties:

Project 1

Project 2 Project 3 Project 4 Project 5 Project 6 Bonus

Max. points

5

5

10

10

15

15

10

Can Exceed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Bonus

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

You assign the following grades for the user Frank Catcher:

Project 1

Project 2 Project 3 Project 4 Project 5 Project 6 Bonus

Max. points

6

8

9

8

15

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10

You release the calculated final grade to Frank. It is calculated as follows:

Project 1

= 6/5*100

= 120%

Project 2

= 8/5*100

= 160%

Project 3

= 9/10*100

= 90%

Project 4

= 8/10*100

= 80%

Project 5

= 15/15*100

= 100%

Project 6

= Dropped

Note Dropped grade items are not included in calculations; grades are calculated as if the item does not exist.

Bonus

= 10/10*100

= 100%

Note Bonus points are added on top of the final grade; they are not included in the Points Received/Max. Points calculation.

= (6+8+9+8+15)/(5+5+10+10+15)*100+10

= 46/45*100+10

= 112.22%

= 100%

Scenario: Final calculated grade using Weighted system

You are teaching an introductory science course in which users are graded on four labs, their participation in discussion topics, and a final examination. You allow users to drop their lowest grade on a lab. You also provide bonus grades to users who act as moderators for discussion topics. If a user does not submit a lab, you leave it ungraded and treat ungraded items as a grade of 0.

You set up grade items and a Labs category with the following properties:

Labs Lab 1 Lab 2 Lab 3 Lab 4 Discussions Moderator Exam
Category Labs Labs Labs Labs Labs None None None
Max. points n/a 10 10 10 10 10 5 100
Weight 50% 50% for the category
25% 25% 25% 25%
Bonus n/a No No No No No Yes No
Drop lowest 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

You assign the following grades for the user Frank Catcher:

Labs Lab 1 Lab 2 Lab 3 Lab 4 Discussions Moderator Exam
Frank Catcher n/a 0 8 0 7 8 3 71

You release the calculated final grade to Frank. It is calculated as follows:

Lab 1

= Dropped

Note Dropped grade items are not included in calculations; grades are calculated as if the item does not exist.

Lab 2

= 8/10*25/(25+25+25)*100

= 26.67% towards the category

= 26.67*.5

= 13.33% towards the final grade

Note Lab 1 is worth 33.33% of the Labs category even though it is assigned a weight of 25%. This is because the lowest lab grade is dropped and there are only three labs contributing to the category.

Lab 3

= 0/10*25/(25+25+25)*100

= 0% towards the category

= 0*.5

= 0% towards the final grade

See the note for Lab 1.

Lab 4

= 7/10*25/(25+25+25)*100

= 23.33% towards the category

= 23.33*.5

= 11.67% towards the final grade

See the note for Lab 1.

Discussions

= 8/10*10

= 8% towards the final grade

Moderator

= 3/5*5

= 3% on top of the final grade

Exam

= 70/100*40

= 28% towards the final grade