When weighting is enabled, teachers may use same methods for giving extra credit from Extra Credit without Weighting, but since all assignments have to be assigned to a weighted category, the extra credit will only apply to the category in which it is assigned.
Example: Teachers assign an extra credit assignment and put it in the Quiz category. The extra credit points awarded will raise the student's average for the Quiz category, which in turn raises their overall average in the class.
SchoolLoop's Gradebooks have an optional extra credit feature for use with weighting. When used, this feature gives students a maximum percent boost to their overall average in the class.
Example: Let's say a teacher sets Extra Credit as an extra credit category, and the max extra credit is set to 5%. Over the course of the term, the teacher gives their students a number of extra credit assignments, some worth more than others, and the total points possible for all those assignments comes to 50 points.
A student who earns all 50 points of extra credit will receive the maximum boost of 5% on top of their overall average. Another student only accumulated 10 points or 20% of the total extra credit. That student will receive a 1% boost to their grade (20% of the 5% max or 1 point.).