I decided that I will excuse the students from my Mid-Term, but now the final grades are showing over 100% because there wasn't a grade for the Mid-term. How can I fixed the skewed grade % so it excludes the Mid-term?
Hi Jordan Iotov Welcome to the Canvas Community. You said there wasn't a grade for the mid-term, but I assume that you input grades which are causing the grades, therefore, to be thrown off. There's a few things you can do to remedy this.
You can re-edit the assignment and enable the checkbox to not count the grade at all. This will keep the scores intact in the gradebook if you wanted them for whatever reason, but--as the wording of the checkbox indicates--will not count the assignment at all. This is covered here: How do I exclude an assignment from the course's final grades?
Secondly, you can simply type in a grade of EX for each student, which means "excused." This keeps the assignment intact should you want it for future courses, excuses the student from the assingment....counting neither for nor against. This will work in both the current/legacy gradebook and the New Gradebook, if you're using it. Here are the directions for the legacy gradebook: How do I excuse an assignment for a student in the Gradebook?
And finally, you can just plain old DELETE the assignment altogether. Obviously, this will...well, delete the assignment, so don't plan on using it again in a future version of this course, but it will indeed remove it from the gradebook since it will cease to exist.
I hope some of these suggestions are useful, Jordan.
Thank you very much for your feedback. I have "excused" the students from the grade, but the final grades still looks wacky and it's telling me that it does not include the mid-term and it's all in the 100+%.
Hi Jordan -
Hmmm; in that case, look really carefully at the points allowed on each assignment and what the grade given is. I get this question myself as a Canvas administrator multiple times a semester, and it's often just an easy oversight of giving (for example) 50 points on a 25 point assignment. It's a matter of checking the column headings of the gradebook with the points and then grades actually given. If it's that way for everyone, it could be the issue.
Secondly, are you using Roll Call Attendance? Did you try changing the points? That (changing the points) will not always work. By default, Roll Call Attendance wants to be 100 points, and if it is not changed immediately after taking attendance the first time, a change in points could be causing the issue. So take a look at that column, too, if it's there.
That's about all I can think of, though! (Oh, and making sure--if you are using weighted assignment groups--that they indeed add up to 100%!)
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