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%

## Category Weighting

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).

Category Average Weight Weighted Average
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%
Total - 100% 82.8%