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wgargaro
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Mid Term and Final Exams

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Is there a way to enter mid-term and final exams outside of the nine weeks (term) average?

Our grade is usually averaged as follows:

1st nine weeks - 40%

2nd nine weeks - 40%

Mid Term Exam - 10%

Final Exam- 10%

Any thoughts on how to accomplish this in Canvas?

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Stefanie
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 @wgargaro , the Multiple Grading Periods feature should allow you to accomplish exactly this; however, it must be set up for you at the account level. Please refer to this lesson from the Canvas Guides for additional information: How do I create Multiple Grading Periods for my institution? Admins can create multiple templates, which would give you the ability to choose the one that best suits your course structure.

If this isn't available to you, a less desirable workaround that you could employ at the course level would be to structure your Gradebook by weighted assignment groups. To do this, you would create four assignment groups, whose contents correspond exactly to the four components you've outlined in your question. The reason I say it's less desirable is that you can only employ one assignment group scheme, so if you were planning to weight quizzes, assignments, and discussions according to specific assignment groups, you would no longer have that option available to you. Here's the guide for creating weighted assignment groups: How do I weight the final course grade based on Assignment Groups?

Please let us know if your school was able to deploy Multiple Grading Periods for you.

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Stefanie
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Community Team

 @wgargaro , the Multiple Grading Periods feature should allow you to accomplish exactly this; however, it must be set up for you at the account level. Please refer to this lesson from the Canvas Guides for additional information: How do I create Multiple Grading Periods for my institution? Admins can create multiple templates, which would give you the ability to choose the one that best suits your course structure.

If this isn't available to you, a less desirable workaround that you could employ at the course level would be to structure your Gradebook by weighted assignment groups. To do this, you would create four assignment groups, whose contents correspond exactly to the four components you've outlined in your question. The reason I say it's less desirable is that you can only employ one assignment group scheme, so if you were planning to weight quizzes, assignments, and discussions according to specific assignment groups, you would no longer have that option available to you. Here's the guide for creating weighted assignment groups: How do I weight the final course grade based on Assignment Groups?

Please let us know if your school was able to deploy Multiple Grading Periods for you.

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jdoyle2
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Hello,

I see that this post is from a couple of years ago so not sure if anyone will respond but we have a question about how to exempt students from a final exam when the final exam is set up as a separate grading period?

Thanks

nr2522
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Hi,  @jdoyle2 ‌.

Please let us know if you have any questions after reading How do I excuse an assignment for a student in the Gradebook?

jdoyle2
Community Member

Hi and Thanks,

Yes I have seen this but we were told by someone at Canvas that if the final exam is a separate grading period you cannot EX a whole grading period.