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stuartt
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CURVING GRADES

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Where is the "curve tool" in Canvas when need to curve the grades?

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kona
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 @stuartt , just a word of caution about using the curve feature in Canvas. Make sure to read all the fine print from the guide - How do I curve grades in the Gradebook? - it doesn’t change the points the way most people think it should for a curve and it can’t be undone. 

Hope this helps! Kona

PS - if you are using the new gradebook (the above link is for the old one) here’s the guide for curving - https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13714-73553813643 

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kona
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 @stuartt , just a word of caution about using the curve feature in Canvas. Make sure to read all the fine print from the guide - How do I curve grades in the Gradebook? - it doesn’t change the points the way most people think it should for a curve and it can’t be undone. 

Hope this helps! Kona

PS - if you are using the new gradebook (the above link is for the old one) here’s the guide for curving - https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13714-73553813643 

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In the step, "Calculating Final Scores" in step 2 it says "Divide that total by the remaining break points". What does "the remaining break points" mean?

In the calculations you have 21 bins or 22 break points. In the sample calculation shown, the difference between the max and min scores is 22, but the division for step 2 is performed with 19, not 22. 

So a second (related) question is, how was the 19 (which I assume was the "remaining (number of, sic) break points") computed?