How can I make a graded quiz not count towards final grade? You can do this for "assignments" but not for online quizzes?

I have 14 total quizzes, each worth about 10 pts each (some are worth bit more than 10), for a total of 146.85 pts. These "quizzes" are called "homework assignments" in my course.

For the final grade, I calculate a "homework final" where their total quiz grade is converted to a grade out of 100 (rather than 146.85).

I add a column to the gradebook called "homework final" showing their grade out of 100. However, I need to make each each of the 14 individual quizzes not count towards their final grade in order for students to have an accurate final grade in their gradebook. Currently, their average is being figured based on the both the "homework final" column (146.85 pts) and the grade for each individual quiz (which together add up to 146.85 pts). So their final point total is now 146.85 too many because the grade is being counted twice.

Students still need to be able to see their grade for each of the 14 quizzes. We cannot delete graded assignments! A work around could be to change each of the 14 quizzes to a "practice quiz" or "ungraded survey". However, when I do so, the column disappears from their gradebook which is not acceptable. Is there way to keep the "practice quiz" or "ungraded survey" in their gradebook?

I do not use weighted grades. I used points.

Lynn Roginsky

The simplest approach I can think of is to go ahead and convert to a weighted gradebook.

Create a Homework assignment group called Homework. Make the original Assignments group worth 100% of the grade. Make the new Homework group worth 0% of the grade

Move the original 14 homework assignments into the homework group and leave everything else in the Assignments group that is worth 100%

Depending on how you converted the 146.5 points to 100 points, you might be able to just use a weighed gradebook and bypass the creation of a separate assignment to hold the homework.

There's nothing that says you can't use a weighted gradebook in the same proportion as your points. If you have homework = 100 points, exams = 500 points, labs = 200 points, projects = 200 points, then there are 1000 points possible and you set the weights to 10%, 50%, 20%, and 20% respectively.

Extra credit needs handled with care and considered if you're using it. This is true whether you have a weighted gradebook or not.