If weighted grades in the grade book does not equal 100%, what happens? What would the final percentages be for each student?

If weighted grades in the grade book does not equal 100%, what happens? What would the final percentages be for each student?

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This has been covered in great detail here: Extra credit using weighted assignment groups.

Note that even if there isn't any extra credit involved, that page is a good resource.

The short version is that the grade is calculated as follows:

- Find the proportion of points achieved by a student in each category in which the student has a graded submission (a 0 entered for a student counts).
- For each category where there is a graded submission, multiply the proportion by the weight assigned the category and add these together.
- Divide the total from step 2 by the smaller of 100 or the sum of the weights for the categories where the student has a submission.

That step 3 is the crucial part to understanding the process.

- If the weights are less than 100%, then the total is divided by that total to scale it to 100%. If your weights add to 85%, it divides the total from step 2 by 85.
- If the weights are at least 100%, then it is divided by 100 and anything above that is considered extra credit. If your weights add to 110%, then it divides the total from step 2 by 100 and there is 10% extra credit.

Note that I keep saying things like categories with submitted assignments. That is calculated on a student-by-student basis.

Finally, Canvas does not recognize phrases like "extra credit". If you have a category called "extra credit" but you don't yet have submitted assignments in categories so that the weight is at least 100%, then it's not extra credit. In the first bullet point example about the 85%, if a faculty had a gradebook where the weights added to 80% and then had a 5% extra credit category, there would be no extra credit at all, the 5% would be part of the regular grade. While you cannot have an extra credit assignment group with weights less than 100%, you can add extra credit to individual assignments.

More in-depth explanations and example calculations can be found in the link I provided at the top.

Victoria,

This has been covered in great detail here: Extra credit using weighted assignment groups.

Note that even if there isn't any extra credit involved, that page is a good resource.

The short version is that the grade is calculated as follows:

That step 3 is the crucial part to understanding the process.

Note that I keep saying things like categories with submitted assignments. That is calculated on a student-by-student basis.

Finally, Canvas does not recognize phrases like "extra credit". If you have a category called "extra credit" but you don't yet have submitted assignments in categories so that the weight is at least 100%, then it's not extra credit. In the first bullet point example about the 85%, if a faculty had a gradebook where the weights added to 80% and then had a 5% extra credit category, there would be no extra credit at all, the 5% would be part of the regular grade. While you cannot have an extra credit assignment group with weights less than 100%, you can add extra credit to individual assignments.

More in-depth explanations and example calculations can be found in the link I provided at the top.