Weighted Grading

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Tech Tip

by Tommy Murphy

Would you like to add weighted grading to your Canvas course? If so, head on over to the Assignments tool to get started.

Weighted Assignment, Add Group button

First, add an assignment group for each of your weighted categories using the +Group button.

A complete view of the Assignments window.
A complete view of the Assignments window.
Weighted Assignments screen showing "more actions" menu highlighted

Next, activate the weighted grading option by clicking the Canvas “kabob” icon in the upper right of your Assignments tool and placing a check next to the Assignment Groups Weight menu item.

Assignment Groups Weight window with highlighted checkbox titled "Weight final grade based on assignment groups"

Next, place a check in the “Weight final grade based on assignment groups” checkbox, assign the weight values and click the Save button.

All that is left is creating the assignments for each group. See the Canvas Instructor Guide on Assignments at: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460-canvas-instructor-guide-table-of-contents#jive_content_id_Assignments

A complete view of the completed weighted assignments window.
A view of the completed weighted assignments window.

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