I have a professor who has created 30% of his grade as optional "menu" of assignments. We are struggling with the best way to calculate these in the grade-book. To this point, my role with the university has not been involved in this process, so I am not sure if I am on the right track - Id' really appreciate the help of anyone who has dealt with this before.
Students all fill out a contract ahead of time to indicate the projects that they want to complete and "choose" the grade they want to achieve. Essentially, if they do none of the projects, then they can receive a D (that is if they did all the required work), but to receive a higher grade, they must complete these projects.
Exempting students from these assignments in the Canvas grade-book isn't working as then it is taken out of the total equation of points. I've suggested to the professor a couple of things:
Help me think this through please! Thanks!
email@example.com , greetings! It’s hard to give exact help without knowing the specific numbers involved, but my recommendation is to have an assignment group for the bare minimum assignments. So the assignments people have to do to get a D and then assign that group to be worth a specific percentage that would count toward a D - ex: 60%. Then have another assignment group with the Projects and have that group be worth 40%.
Does this make sense?