- Test - 50%
- Homework - 30%
- Attendance - 10%
- Participation - 10%
- Extra Credit - 3%
The 3% Extra Credit would make the total 103%. Canvas allows you to create group weights that equal more than 100%. However, if we setup an Extra Credit Assignment within the "Extra Credit" Group it must be worth more than 0 points. If I give more than 0 points it will negatively impact students scores - if they only get a 2/5 or a 5/10 on the extra credit assignment they overall score will be docked.
A workaround is to create an Extra Credit assignment within a Group (an "out of zero" assignment). However this is a mathematical mess:
For example, solve this word problem:
- There are 150 points in the Assignments Group
- The Assignment Group is worth 40% of the total grade
- You would like to create an Extra Credit assignment that adds 3% to the total percentage score of the Assignments Group
- The student currently has 140/150 points, or a 93.33%
The solution to allow, when a Group is created, the opportunity to make that Group "bonus" or "extra credit." Alternatively, you could also all 0 points assignments to be created in an Extra Credit group although I assume there is a reason why this is not allowed now.