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## Grade Book and Weighted Grades Calculation Dilemma!

Hello!

I have weighted my grade book to specific percentages assigned in the syllabus. When a student completes an assignment and it is graded, 18/21 points-how do I insert this into Speed Grader? Currently, this is not turning the points into percentages in the weighted total column.

Example: 18/21 points gets posted as 18% in Speed Grader. If the students gets 21 points, I hand calculate this 100% into the grade book. I am doing this for every grade, is this right?

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mfitzke@nebrwesleyan.edu, I just did some testing and I'm pretty sure the issue is that you have the assignment set to display as "percentage." If that's correct, then you have to enter in the grade in Speedgrader as a percentage, not as a number. Example - instead of putting in 18 (for 18/21), you'd put 85.71 (which is 18 divided 21, times 100 - to make it a percent, and then rounded to the nearest hundredth).

Once enter the grade as a percentage it will then show the correct number of points (in parentheses) in Speedgrader. If you don't want to enter the grade as a percentage, then you'd need to flip it back to points for the assignment settings.

I hope this helps!

Kona

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Hi Kona,

I am having the same issues. I seem to have 2 grade books; a white one with just points on assignments and a gray colored one with percentages in graded assignments. However, the quizzes are not transferring into %.

Thank you,

Sue

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Thanks! Kona

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Hi,

Thanks for your response. The points on the quizzes are showing up in 'white' gradebook, not in gray one. Yesterday, I was looking at things in the grade book and there was a flash and the quiz showed on my screen and then when I checked the grade book (gray) they were there in %. As of yet the Quiz #3 only shows in points in (white) Grade book. Does this have something to do with not everyone has taken the quiz as of today?

Thank you,

Sue

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lgabriel@nebrwesleyan.edu, it shouldn't have to do with which students have and haven't taken the quiz, it should automatically populate the gray area as soon as grades are entered to the gradebook (manually or automatically). When you look at the gradebook and the white column for the quiz, do any of the spaces have rocket ships in them instead of grades? The only way I could figure out how to recreate this issue - of assignment group percents not showing up - was to have a quiz where I needed to manually grade some of the questions. When this happened there was a rocket ship in Grades for the quiz column and nothing was showing up for the overall assignment group percentage. I'm guessing this is because I needed to finish grading the quizzes.

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I think I have found the source of the problem. I went into the quiz and hit 'Save' which updates it. Then quiz points appeared as did the % in the grade book. Problem solved.

Sue

Dr. Sue Gabriel EdD, MSN, MFS, RN, SANE-A,CFC,

Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Adolescents & Adults (SANE-A)

Board Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC)

Associate Professor

RN-BSN Program Coordinator

Nursing

5000 St Paul Avenue

Lincoln NE 68504

lgabriel@nebrwesleyan.edu

402 465 2460 (Office)

402 430 2104 (cell)

"Unlock your potential and be as great as you dare to be"

Paul Krasnow

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Nice problem solving! Thank you for coming back and letting us know what you did to fix the issue!

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Hello there, mfitzke@nebrwesleyan.edu...