A students grade could be 59.99 and it will show as a failing grade. Any reasonable person would round this to a 60.00
Hi Dani Pratt
Not a fan of absolutes, and I will happily tell you why. My primary school requires grades calculated to two decimal places, and the two schools I teach for do the same. I suspect, although I can't prove it, that many others schools have similar policies. So I have a hard time imagining that all those folks are "unreasonable".
Be that as it may, there is a quite easy solution you can employ..........................
Now, having never tried this, I am not sure if a grading scheme can be developed based on whole numbers, and I do not have the time to test that right now, but I guess that if not then final letter grades could be calculated manually.
An even easier route might be to simply dump a couple fudge point in there to force the grade up to the desired breaking points.
I hope this helps,
Hey, Dani Pratt! Would a grading scheme work for you? Check out How do I enable a grading scheme for a course?
Thanks, Dallas E Hulsey !
That was the link I for got to add! I have never experimented with a points-based grading scheme, but may have to since I doubt if this is the last time someone will have a related question.
The examples in the Canvas guides show all scores as integers, including grading schemes. However, if you want Canvas to simulate rounding for you, then you need to put in decimals.
If you want a 90, 80, 70, 60 scale, then enter 89.5, 79.5, 69.5, and 59.5 for the cutoffs.
Note that this won't actually round their score, it will still be 59.99, but the grade will display as a D instead of an F.
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