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abbie_ferris
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Adding grades together before weighting?

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I'm trying to find a way to add grades together before they are weighted.

For example. I have an exam that is worth 12% of the overall grade. The students take the exam and participate in a review session, for which I give points. I add those points to the grade as part of their exam score.

So if  student receives and 85 on the exam, and 2 points on the review, their final score is a 87. When I try to do this in Canvas, by adding two assignments to the group. It weights both scores evenly (6% to the exam and 6% to the review). This can actually cause more harm to the student than help.

Is there a way to get Canvas to add them together for me rather than uploading from Excel each time?

Thanks!

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abbie_ferris
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I figured it out for my purposes. I simply make the review worth zero points. Anything I add there is added on to the Exam score. This could be helpful to those looking to add extra credit to an assignment!

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abbie_ferris
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I figured it out for my purposes. I simply make the review worth zero points. Anything I add there is added on to the Exam score. This could be helpful to those looking to add extra credit to an assignment!

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Stef_retired
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 @abbie_ferris  Thank You for taking the time to come back and post your solution, and welcome to the Canvas Community!