Can someone explain this please?

Note that the grade is will over the required 900 points and everything surrounding the B actually have their A.

Can someone explain this please?

Note that the grade is will over the required 900 points and everything surrounding the B actually have their A.

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Evelyn, for the grade that is circled, what is the full number - 92(?) - and what is the total number of points in the course? Also, could you take a screenshot

of your grading scheme for the course and post it as well? This information should assist us in helping to figure out the problem.

After brainstorming with James, I think I figured out why the letter grade is different. Is it possible that the total number of points this student's grade is out of is different from the rest of the class? To check this look through the student's grades and look for an assignment the student didn't do and doesn't have a zero for and/or an excused assignment of some type.

Why does this matter? I ask because I was able to go to my gradebook and tweak a couple of grades and have two students with the same number of points, but a different letter grade in the course (see included image). How is this possible? One student transferred over to my course later in the semester and her grades from the other course didn't align perfectly with my gradebook. Thus I ended up excusing (EX) a couple of assignments. This means the total number of points the student could have earned (total possible course points) is different from the other students. Because of this you can't just look at the total number of points the student has earned because when you divide it by the total possible course points it could be different. This shown by the actual percent total for the student (see included image).

You can check the percentage score for each of your students by mousing over their total point value. My guess is that the student with the B is showing a percent less than 90%. You can get the total number of points possible for each student by dividing the total number of points they've earned by their percent score (in decimal format). For my included example this would look like --> 717.15/0.7761 = 924.04 points possible in the course & 717.15/0.83 = 864.04 points possible in the course.

Hope this helps!

This student has a grade for everything in the course. That means his grade is based on 1000 points. 918/1000 is 0.918. It shouldn't matter what the percent is, my grading system is based on total points. Any student making 900 or above should have an A.

However, my Grading Scheme for an A is 100% to 90%. Again, this is 91.8% so should be an A.

Scrolling over the 918, Canvas says he has 87.43%. Why? I have no idea. I repeat that he has a score for every assignment in the course. His total points are 918 out of 100. He has NO excused assignments. Yet, Canvas gives him 87.43%. It's too bad that in that rollover Canvas doesn't show how they arrived at this percent.

Well, the 87.43 is coming from Canvas dividing by 1050 instead of 1000. There are 50 points of extra credit. This is not part of the 1000 possible course points. He has 100% of them. However, There are many other students who have all 50 of the extra credits and their points and percents are running accurately. I totally abhor this way of calculating grades. This means that if I have a student who has done only 5 assignments out of 50 and has made 10 out of 10 on each of them, that student makes 100%. Not acceptable.

Now I see that the problem is that Canvas is counting he 90 extra credit points in as total possible course points. I looked it up in the Canvas Faculty guide and apparently there is NO GOOD way to allow extra credit in and of its own without Canvas counting it as part of the total course points. Or having to set up some sort of jury-rigged addition to another assignment, or having to go insert grades IN THE GRADEBOOK.

What I want is a way to have an assignment group called Extra Credit in which I can put these assignments and then to be able to grade them with a rubric like all of the other assignments in my course. Apparently Canvas cannot do this. It's simple Canvas! Give me a category group where that works like all other assignment groups but does NOT include the possible points in the final grading scheme. WebCT did this 15 years ago.

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Extra credit gives lots of people lots of issues. You might want to look at some of these items and see if they help.

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Evelyn, in cases like this the best way to trouble-shoot it is to have access to your course and gradebook. Since this is a Community help forum, and we aren't from your Institution, we don't have that level access to your course. My recommendation is to contact Canvas Support (from your gradebook click on the Help link - top right - and report a problem). They will be able to dig further into the issue and provide the additional support your issue requires. When you do hear back from Canvas Support could you reply back and let us know what the issue was? Thanks!

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Thank you for the great question. We really appreciate the amount of detail that you put in your question so that we can try to help!

I would second Kona's referral to support. If there is a chance that the Extra Credit is causing an issue with the grade of the student you noticed, it could potentially be impacting ALL grades! Please do let us know what you find out.

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In addition, Evelyn, there have been some lively and robust discussions in the The specified item was not found. space about how to employ extra credit in Canvas courses. You might find some innovative ideas there, so if you're not already a member of that space, joining is just a few clicks away.

Evelyn, in cases like this the best way to trouble-shoot it is to have access to your course and gradebook. Since this is a Community help forum, and we aren't from your Institution, we don't have that level access to your course. My recommendation is to contact Canvas Support (from your gradebook click on the Help link - top right - and report a problem). They will be able to dig further into the issue and provide the additional support your issue requires. When you do hear back from Canvas Support could you reply back and let us know what the issue was? Thanks!