Learn@Illinois Moodle - Adding Extra Credit

Learn how to add extra credit to your course. Do this by adding a manual grade item worth one or several percentage points of the final grade.

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  1. Click on the name of your course site to make sure that you are on your course homepage.
    Course homepage
  2. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Gradebook setup.
    Gradebook set up
  4. See Make the Course Level Aggregation Type "Natural Sum of Grades" to make sure that your Gradebook setup page is set to "Natural Sum of Grades" at the course level. 
    Note: This is the default, but it is a good idea to double check.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Add grade item.
    Add grade item boost
  6. Under "Grade item", enter the "Item name" and "Maximum grade".
    Note: For a gradebook using percentages, entering a 1 for the "Maximum grade" will add 1 percentage point to the student's final grade point average. For a gradebook using 1000 total points, entering a 10 for the "Maximum grade" will add 1 percentage point to the student's final grade point average.
    Grade items boost
  7. At the bottom of the page, click the blue Save changes button and then the Continue button.
  8. The new grade item should now be located in the last row. In that row, expand "Edit" (last column) and select Edit settings.
  9. Under "Parent category", click the Extra credit checkbox.
    Parent category extra credit
  10. Click Save changes.
    Save changes
  11. Check that the grade item to confirm that there is a small "+" to the right of the points value. This verifies that the grade item is now extra credit.
    Extra credit double check
  12. At this point, look over the gradebook and verify that the point totals have not changed by adding extra credit.
    • If you have set up your gradebook using percentages, make sure that the weight and the total for each category are the same and reflect the desired percentage in the course.
    • If you have set up your gradebook using points, make sure that the "Course total" is the desired amount (usually 1,000).

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Keywords:gradebook, grades, grade, ec, e.c., points, grade item, boost   Doc ID:77761
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-10-31 09:24 CSTUpdated:2022-09-26 08:12 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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