Weighted Grades with Assignment Groups
The way you set up weighted grading for your total grade in Canvas is to use "Assignment Groups" on the Assignments page.
Remember--- these groups are for weighted grading purposes only and are not related to the way you organize your course materials (like into weeks or thematic units, for example). The best way to work with Assignment Groups is to look at your course syllabus and make your Assignment Groups match the main course weights.
For example, if your weighted total is broken down like this:
Your Assignment Groups page should look something like this:
Notice how single assignments like the Final Exam and Midterm Exam are placed alone in their own Assignment Group. This lets you make each Exam count for 25% of the total grade. Discussions 1-5 each count for 1/5 of 10% of the total grade because they are grouped together.
Setting up Your Assignment Groups
Hands-On: Set up your Assignment Groups
- Go to the Assignments Page
- Create an Assignment Group
- Enter Your course assignments and drag/drop them into the correct group
- Set up your course weighted total like in the diagram above.
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