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How to NOT use percentages at all in Grader????

There are just too many instructions and info and I can't follow ... but I already know Canvas grader and watched the great video... so have very good idea about the changes.
One question that I hope you have good answer for... (I know horrible grammar!):
I do NOT use percentages when I grade. NOT. Only points... and the points move all thru the semester because I add and change things ... like in life!
Can I get the percentage thingie to turn off??? In the old one, there was just one column of it and I was told it cannot be turned off (I am at College of the Desert, CA). What about now... can it? Because in the video, there were some 3-5 columns of percentages and my students will either panic and bother me over and over ... or just give up!!
Help?
Thanks.
Is this the only place I get an answer? Can you also cc my email so I can get the answer while away from computer but with phone? Email is user name: arlette@powerthinking.us
Thanks, again.
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Hi Kelly,

For individual assignments, when you create/edit the assignment, you should always have to option to use the "Display Grade As" setting to determine whether to display the grade as points, a percentage, letter grade, etc.

Under the New Gradebook, if you are using unweighted Assignment Groups, you can set the Total column to display as points.  SeeHow do I use the Total column in the New Gradebook? 

However, if you are doing grade weighting based on Assignment Groups (see https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10059-415267002 ) you're not going to have to the option to display the total as points, because grade weighting is fundamentally based on percentages rather than points (that is, 1 point in one assignment group is not worth the same amount as 1 point in another assignment group).

Mike