Categories

 

Categories are the groups of assessments you have in your class. Examples include: Homework, Exams, Quizzes, Participation

IMPORTANT: In order to create assignments in eGradebook, you must have at least one category.

Create Categories

A category is a "container" or grouping of various assignments. For instance, you might have three tests: Test 1, Test 2, and Test 3 - which would all belong to the category "Tests". Before you can create each of these tests, you must first create their associated category: "Tests".

To create a category:

  1. Choose the appropriate gradebook from your list of existing gradebooks
  2. Click on the link "Categories"
  3. Click on the "Add New Category " button
  4. Enter the Category information (Please note, if you are using total points and not category weights, you still need to enter a weight value for the system to accept the category).
  5. Select Add

If you do not use categories to help organize scores and calculate grades, create only one category and use that for all assignments.

Category Request

Categories Edit Options
Option Description Default
Category Description Name of the category (e.g., Homework).  
Weight

Grade weight of the category (e.g., 15.00 = 15%) if applicable.

Until you have a graded assingment in a category leave that category's weight set to "0". As you add an assignment to a category that has a weight of "0", please remember to change the category weight to whatever it should be.

(If you are not using category weights in your calculations, the category is only a heading and a weight of "0" is enough to establish the category.)

0
Drop High Number Number of high score assignments in this category to drop. Up to 9 may be dropped. This is best left inactive until the end of the term. 0
Drop Low Number Number of low score assignments in this category to drop. Up to 9 may be dropped. This is best left inactive until the end of the term. 0