I would like to know how to create my grade book weighting the grades. Quizzes and exams are separate weight, one is 15% and the second one is 35%. Should i create the exams in the quizzes location. Thank you very much for answering my question.

I would like to know how to create my grade book weighting the grades. Quizzes and exams are separate weight, one is 15% and the second one is 35%. Should i create the exams in the quizzes location. Thank you very much for answering my question.

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Hi, Sara, and welcome to the Canvas Community! Every test, whether it's a test, a quiz, or an exam, is called a Quiz in Canvas. However, to create weights in your gradebook, you can create assignment groups and call them whatever you wish. Use the instructions in How do I weight the final course grade based on assignment groups? You will be creating assignment groups in the navigation page Assignments.

In your case, you'd create an assignment group called Quizzes and give it a weight of 15%, then put all of the quizzes into that group; create another assignment group called Exams, give it a weight of 35%, and put any exams into that group; and then put whatever assignments contribute the remaining 50% of the grade into another group or groups, and call it whatever corresponds to the makeup of your final grade.

Keep in mind that within each group, each individual quiz will contribute to that group according to its points. So if your quizzes are worth 5 points, 10 points, and 8 points respectively, and you put all three of them into the Quizzes group, the total group will contribute 15% to the final grade, but each quiz will be counted unequally within that group. The same thing will hold for your exams; if you have two exams, and you want them each to contribute equally to the final grade, you would either need to adjust the points so that the exams are both worth the same number of points, or put them into two separate assignment groups (e.g. Midterm and Final), each worth 17.5%.

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Hi Stefanie, so using your example of have three quizzes which are worth 5, 10 and 8 points, how will these three be weighed within the Quizzes assignment group? Is there a way to change the weights within an assignment group?

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Hi, Yuichi Kubota a belated Welcome to the Canvas Community! If you're using a weighted gradebook and have an assignment group containing three quizzes worth 5, 10, and 8 points, the quizzes will contribute 5/23, 10/23, and 8/23 of the assignment group's contribution to the total grade.

The only way to change weights of quizzes within an assignment group is to change the number of points the quiz is worth—and the only way to do that, currently, is to edit each question's point value individually, or drag all of the quiz questions into a question group and bulk-assign points to each question that add up to the number of points associated with the total points desired for the quiz.

Alternatively, you could put each quiz in its own assignment group and adjust the contribution of each quiz to the total in that manner.

I suspect this will get better with Priority: Quizzes.Next: General Availability, but for now, those are your options.

Hi, Sara, and welcome to the Canvas Community! Every test, whether it's a test, a quiz, or an exam, is called a Quiz in Canvas. However, to create weights in your gradebook, you can create assignment groups and call them whatever you wish. Use the instructions in How do I weight the final course grade based on assignment groups? You will be creating assignment groups in the navigation page Assignments.

In your case, you'd create an assignment group called Quizzes and give it a weight of 15%, then put all of the quizzes into that group; create another assignment group called Exams, give it a weight of 35%, and put any exams into that group; and then put whatever assignments contribute the remaining 50% of the grade into another group or groups, and call it whatever corresponds to the makeup of your final grade.

Keep in mind that within each group, each individual quiz will contribute to that group according to its points. So if your quizzes are worth 5 points, 10 points, and 8 points respectively, and you put all three of them into the Quizzes group, the total group will contribute 15% to the final grade, but each quiz will be counted unequally within that group. The same thing will hold for your exams; if you have two exams, and you want them each to contribute equally to the final grade, you would either need to adjust the points so that the exams are both worth the same number of points, or put them into two separate assignment groups (e.g. Midterm and Final), each worth 17.5%.