How do you weight assignments differently for students in multiple sections of the same course? I am having some difficulty with this and not sure how to proceed.

I have two sections of a course, one for graduate level and another for undergraduate level. Most of the assignments are the same. However, I have a few that have been separated into individual assignments that are assigned to each section. So, for example, Assignment A has been created twice as AG and AU, one for each section. Each assignment has been assigned to the appropriate section.

I then setup assignment groups so that I can weight all my assignments. So, in the above example, AG is in Group 1 and AU is in Group 2. The problem I am incurring is that the assignment groups are showing up for all my students regardless of the course section. This causes my weights to exceed 100%. Again with the example, Group 1 should only appear for the graduate students because only graduate students are assigned to assignment AG and Group 2 should only appear for the undergraduate students because only undergraduate students are assigned to AU. But instead, Group 1 and Group 2 show in the gradebook for an individual student causing the weighting to exceed 100%.

This is a rather complex scenario and I am not sure how to resolve the issue. I hope I have explained it well.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Kristyn, I am so sorry! Somehow I missed your reply to this discussion and it was just brought to my attention last night.

Below is an example of how you could set your course up using to points, but still keep the percents the way you need them for each group.

For this example I have the total number of points for the course equal to 500. This is an arbitrary number and you could set the total points for the course to be any number (ex: 100, 1000, or any number in between!). The trick is just to multiple the total number of points for the course by the percent each category needs to be worth (I got the percents from the information you provided and put them in decimal format). Then, if you have multiple assignments within a category, say for example Lessons Demonstrations, just make sure the points for all of the assignments in that group add up to the total you have to work with (in this example 125 for Undergraduate and 100 for Graduate). Going along with this example for Undergraduates you could have: Lesson Demonstration 1 = 25 points, Lesson Demonstration 2 = 25 points, Lesson Demonstration 3 = 25 points, Lesson Demonstration 4 = 50 points. And for Graduates: Lesson Demonstration 1 = 25 points, Lesson Demonstration 2 = 25 points, Lesson Demonstration 3 = 25 points, Lesson Demonstration 4 = 25 points. It's really just a matter of moving around the points you have to work with in each group to fit with what you are trying to do.

I hope this helps and if you have any questions just let me know - I'll try and do a better job of watching for replies to this post!