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Learn@Illinois Moodle - Creating a Category (Folder) to Organize your Gradebook

Learn how to create a category (folder icon) to organize your gradebook. For example, you can sort by activity type (e.g., quizzes, assignments), modules (e.g., Module 1, Module 2), to drop the lowest grades of a set of activities, and/or to create categories with different weights (e.g., make quizzes 15% of the grade).

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    1. At the top of your course homepage, click the Grades tab.
      Grades tab
    2. Expand the drop-down menu (most likely named Grader report, but this will depend on what gradebook page you last navigated to) and select Gradebook setup.
      Expand Grader report and select Gradebook setup
    3. At the top of the page, and click the Add category button.
      Add category button
    4. Enter the name of your category.
    5. In the "Aggregation" drop-down menu, select the desired aggregation type.
      • For points gradebooks, select "Natural (Sum of Grades)".
      • For percentage gradebooks, select either "Simple weighted mean of grades," "Mean of Grades," or "Weighted mean of grades," depending on your needs.
        (Note: If varying point values correspond to desired weights, select "Simple weighted mean of grades.")

Aggregation types drop-down menu

    1. For percentage gradebooks, expand the "Category total" section and enter a "Maximum grade" equal to the percentage the category is worth in the course (e.g., enter 20 if your category is worth 20% of the final grade).
      Enter category toal in maximum grade field
    2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save changes button.
      Save changes button
    3. Move the appropriate activities (in this example, all quizzes) into the category.

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    Keywordsgrades, lowest, score, natural, mean of grades, weighted mean, gradebook, points, percentages, aggregation   Doc ID78454
    OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
    Created2017-11-29 16:11:05Updated2023-03-21 10:50:00
    SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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