You are a teacher and would like to add an optional assignment that will bring extra credit to students who complete it. In this way, for students who will receive a low score (e.g., 40%), the final grade will still improve; for students, who will not complete the assignment, the final grade will remain the same.
You have enabled Grade Weighting for the corresponding Gradebook.
- Log in to your Teacher account.
- Click Settings.
- Select the required Gradebook.
- Click Go under Weighting.
- Select the Extra Credit Category. You can use the Extra Credit option, which is available by default.
Make sure that the category has 0 percentage weight.
- Enter the Max Extra Credit percentage.
In this example, it is 5% - if a student completes the extra credit assignment with a perfect score (100%), their final grade will improve by 5%.
- Click Submit.
- Publish an assignment using the same category you selected in step 6.
To test how the extra credit impacts the final grades, you can follow the steps below:
- Open the corresponding gradebook.
- Check the existing final grades for students.
- Add grades for the newly created assignment and click Save.
- The final grades are refreshed and should be improved accordingly.
In this example, the max credit amount was selected as 5% and max points for the assignment are 5; hence, each point increases the final student's grade by 1 percent. Please notice that even grade 1 (out of 5) for the extra credit assignment improves the final grade.
Note: After testing, make sure to remove the grades and click Save to avoid having incorrect grades for students.
- Increase the overall grades of students beyond 100%.
- Adding extra credit assignment is lowering grades.