Karen Van Horn

Weighted Grades- Am I Confused?

Discussion created by Karen Van Horn on Jun 22, 2019

Weighted Grades --- Am I confused?

 

I understood that all grades within a category [say quizzes] carried equal weight within the category regardless of points if I am giving a percentage grade.  For example, if I give two quizzes - one has 25 questions  and another has 10, if I give them a percentage grade, they will have equal weight within the category of quizzes.  However, a canvas rep told me that is only the case if all quizzes have the same number of points. Help, because now I am very confused [and very concerned] that trusting this online gradebook is undermining how I assess my students.  

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