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.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleExtraCredit
  1. In the Administration block, click Gradebook setup.
    Selecting gradebook setup
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Add grade item button.
    Image of Add grade item button
  3. 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.
    Image of Grade item screen
  4. At the bottom of the page, click the Save changes button.
  5. Find the grade item 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 the "Parent category" section, click the "Extra credit" checkbox.
    Note: This option was unavailable before. 
  7. Click Save changes to save. 
    Extra credit checkbox
  8. 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 item with a plus sign
  9. 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 item   Doc ID:77761
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-10-31 10:24 CDTUpdated:2018-08-03 13:36 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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