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How do I determine which columns get added into the Total column of the gradebook.

Question asked by James Chase on Jul 22, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 2, 2018 by Randy Orwin

I have several problems with the gradebook totals.  

1) The totals in the grade book do not include all the column grades.  How do I make sure the correct columns are included in the totals?

2) I grade on a total point system.  These points accumulate as the course progresses.  For example, if a student can earn 300 points by the end of the course, when they are a third of the way through, they can only have earned 100 of those points.  The problem is the totals column lists this as 100/300 and scores it as an F.  This is very upsetting to the students since, if they do have 100 points at that time, they are heading for an A. 

3) Is there a way to represent interim goals/targets?  

4) Is there a way to have the grade book NOT assign a letter grade in the totals column?

Thank you very much for your help.

James L. Chase, PhD, Professor of Economics

Valencia College