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.
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:
- Choose the appropriate gradebook from your list of existing gradebooks
- Click on the link "Categories"
- Click on the "Add New Category " button
- 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).
- 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 Description||Name of the category (e.g., Homework).|
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.)
|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|