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Calculate Averages by Points or Percentages

Choose to calculate your students' overall grades by weighting activities by point value or averaging their percentage scores.

Points
Each assignment is weighted by its point value, so a 20 point activity counts twice as much as a 10 point activity. To calculate the overall average, the total points earned is divided by the total points possible. This is the default method.
Percentage
Each assignment is weighted equally, so a 20 point activity counts the same as a 10 point activity. To calculate the overall average, activity scores are normalized as percentages and then averaged.
Points Percentage
Activity 1 7/10 70%
Activity 2 45/50 90%
Activity 3 12/30 40%
Calculation (7 + 45 + 12) ÷ (10 + 50 + 30) (70% + 90% + 40%) ÷ 3
Average 71.1% 66.7%
  1. In the toolbar, click Progress.
  2. To open the gradebook, click Progress > Gradebook.
  3. Click Gradebook settings.
  4. Select Percentage or Points.
  5. Click Save.
  6. If prompted to confirm, click Continue.