I would like to have Canvas keep track of total points for two types of assignments. My university just moved to Canvas from Blackboard. In Bb, it was easy to set up a gradebook column to do this. In Canvas, not so much. Any advice?
In Bb I believe you are talking about using a Computed Column. Canvas doesn't really have an equivalent, but you can use Assignment Groups in a similar manner. Create two Assignment Groups (Assignments Index page and then + Group) and then drag the Assignments into the correct ones. In your Gradebook you'll get columns on the far right for each Assignment Group and it will display the current percentage a student has for all of the assignments in that group.
It's not points like you were asking for, but to me I've always found percentages to be a better reflection of a students current status in the course than points since it's a real calculation of what they've earned so far divided by what was possible so far.
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