Grading schemes

A grade scheme enables you to organize users’ performances on grade items into levels of achievement. A grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels. Each achievement level has its own range of acceptable grades and a symbol, such as a numeric value, letter, or text description, to represent it. You can create your own grade schemes or use schemes set up by your organization.

Grade scheme



F, D, C, B, A, A+


2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0


Below Expectations, Meets Expectations, Exceeds Expectations

Create a grade scheme

To create a grade scheme

  1. On the navbar, click Grades.
  2. On the Schemes page, click New Scheme.
  3. In the General area, enter the scheme Name.
  4. In the Ranges area, define the ranges in your grade scheme.
    • Symbols and start percentages are required for each range. Symbols can be individual letters such as A+ or B- or words and phrases such as Needs Improvement or Excellent.
    • In the Start % column, start with the lowest level and work your way up.
    • To associate a color with each range in the grade scheme, click the Color context menu and select the color. Associating colors with grade scheme ranges provide learners with a visual indicator of their achievement. These color associations display in your grade book.
    • In the Assigned Value % field, enter the numeric grade you want learners to achieve when you evaluate them using the grade scheme. If you do not assign a value in the Assigned Value % field, the Start % is used as the default.
  5. To add more ranges to your scheme, click Add Ranges and complete the fields for the additional ranges.
  6. To delete a range in your grade scheme, click the Delete icon alongside the range you want to delete.
  7. Click Save and Close.