Learn@Illinois Moodle - Adding Extra Credit

Adding extra credit to your course as a percentage point or percentage points onto the final grade is the easiest and best way to incorporate extra credit. You can do this by adding a manual grade item.

  1. To add extra credit to your course, select Gradebook setup from the Administration block.
    Selecting gradebook setup
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and select Add grade item.
    Image of Add grade item button
  3. Enter the following:
    • An "Item name," such as Course-level Extra Credit
    • A "Maximum grade":
      • 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.
    Image of Grade item screen
  4. Click on the Save changes button at the bottom of the page.
  5. You are not done yet! The grade item has extra credit in the title, but we must go back in and check a box for it to become extra credit. For now we do not see a plus sign ("+") next to the 1.00, so it is not yet extra credit. You must find the grade item you created in the Gradebook setup table, click Edit, and select Edit settings.
    Image of extra credit item in gradebook before it the extra credit checkbox has been checked
  6. Under "Parent category", check the "Extra credit" box. (Note that this option was unavailable before.) Click Save changes to save. 
    Extra credit checkbox
  7. Check the "Gradebook setuptable and you should see a small "+" to the right of the extra credit points value.
    Extra credit item with a plus sign
  8. 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).




Keywords:gradebook, grades, grade item   Doc ID:77761
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-10-31 10:24 CDTUpdated:2018-05-21 14:37 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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