You can configure how grades are calculated in the MindTap gradebook.
- 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.
- 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.
|Calculation||(7 + 45 + 12) ÷ (10 + 50 + 30)||(70% + 90% + 40%) ÷ 3|
When category weighting is used, the following are not included in the overall grade calculation:
- Activities not assigned to a category
- Categories with no activity scores
When category weighting is used, the icon is shown only for activities that are counted toward the student's grade. Uncategorized activities or activities belonging to a category with a weight of 0 do not display the icon.
When you use category weighting, category averages are calculated using the selected calculation method (by points or percentages).
|Homework||80%||20%||80% × 20% = 16%|
|Quizzes||76%||20%||76% × 20% = 15.2%|
|Midterm Exam||84%||30%||84% × 30% = 25.2%|
|Final Exam||88%||30%||88% × 30% = 26.4%|