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KirstenThomson
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Why, oh why, can't you use points for a grading scheme?

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I do not understand why Canvas won't allow you to use points, instead of only percentages, for a grading scheme? This seems like the easiest addition in the world to make? I hate using percentages. When you're using extra credit to really messes things up. Will this ever get added to Canvas's capabilities? I can't believe the dreaded Blackboard that I cursed regularly for its user-unfriendliness does this better than Canvas. The grade book in Blackboard was altogether more adaptable than Canvas's I must say.

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greydon
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Hello @KirstenThomson 

Thank you for contacting the Canvas Community. We're sorry to hear you've been experiencing issues with using points for a custom grading scheme. Thank you for your explanation and we certainly  understand the need and desire to use points over percentages for the schemes. Currently, it is only set to be customized and created using the percentages to keep things consistent especially when it comes to us converting assignments, weighted groups,  assignment rules  to drop/add points, etc. I understand the need for wanting to use points only as is an option for displaying the assignment grades in the  gradebook  itself. Currently, it  doesn't look like something in the coming Canvas planned releases:  https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Releases/tkb-p/canvas-release but it looks like there are others who would also want something like this enabled.

Feel free to check out our Ideas Conversation forum as we implement great ideas such as this that we find within the community. 

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/idb-p/ideas 

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greydon
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Hello @KirstenThomson 

Thank you for contacting the Canvas Community. We're sorry to hear you've been experiencing issues with using points for a custom grading scheme. Thank you for your explanation and we certainly  understand the need and desire to use points over percentages for the schemes. Currently, it is only set to be customized and created using the percentages to keep things consistent especially when it comes to us converting assignments, weighted groups,  assignment rules  to drop/add points, etc. I understand the need for wanting to use points only as is an option for displaying the assignment grades in the  gradebook  itself. Currently, it  doesn't look like something in the coming Canvas planned releases:  https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Releases/tkb-p/canvas-release but it looks like there are others who would also want something like this enabled.

Feel free to check out our Ideas Conversation forum as we implement great ideas such as this that we find within the community. 

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/idb-p/ideas 

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