###### Scenario 1: Final calculated grade using Points system

You offer a number of online training courses that use similar content, but adjust the course content depending on your users’ interests and skill levels. You set up specific courses by importing course content from a master course. You do not want to change the weight of each grade item to make every course grade book balance, so you use the points system and keep each grade item’s maximum points the same. You grade basic tasks out of 5, intermediate tasks out of 10, and advanced tasks out of 15. You give users who receive at least 70% on all grade items 10 bonus points. You allow users to exceed the maximum points for a grade item, but not the final grade. Because you often allow some users to skip advanced tasks, you drop ungraded items from the final grade calculation.

You set up grade items with the following properties:

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3

Project 4

Project 5

Project 6

Bonus

Maximum Points

5

5

10

10

15

15

10

Can Exceed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Bonus

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

You assign the following grades for the user Frank Catcher:

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3

Project 4

Project 5

Project 6

Bonus

Maximum Points

6

8

9

8

15

--

10

You release the calculated final grade to Frank. It is calculated as follows:

Calculation

Project 1

= 6/5*100

= 120%

Project 2

= 8/5*100

= 160%

Project 3

= 9/10*100

= 90%

Project 4

= 8/10*100

= 80%

Project 5

= 15/15*100

= 100%

Project 6

= Dropped

Note: Dropped grade items are not included in calculations; grades are calculated as if the item does not exist.

Bonus

= 10/10*100

= 100%

= (6+8+9+8+15)/(5+5+10+10+15)*100+10

= 46/45*100+10

= 112.22%

= 100%

###### Scenario 2: Final calculated grade using Weighted system

You are teaching an introductory science course in which users are graded on four labs, their participation in discussion topics, and a final examination. You allow users to drop their lowest grade on a lab. You also provide bonus grades to users who act as moderators for discussion topics. If a user does not submit a lab, you leave it ungraded and treat ungraded items as a grade of 0.

You set up grade items and a Labs category with the following properties:

Labs Lab 1 Lab 2 Lab 3 Lab 4 Discussions Moderator Exam

Category

Labs

Labs

Labs

Labs

Labs

None

None

None

Maximum points

n/a

10

10

10

10

10

5

100

Weight

50% (for entire Labs category)

25%

25%

25%

25%

Bonus

n/a

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Drop lowest

1

You assign the following grades for the user Frank Catcher:

Labs Lab 1 Lab 2 Lab 3 Lab 4 Discussions Moderator Exam

Frank Catcher

n/a

0

8

0

7

8

3

71

You release the calculated final grade to Frank. It is calculated as follows:

Lab 1

= Dropped

Note: Dropped grade items are not included in calculations; grades are calculated as if the item does not exist.

Lab 2

= 8/10*25/(25+25+25)*100

= 26.67% towards the category

= 26.67*.5

= 13.33% towards the final grade

Note: Lab 1 is worth 33.33% of the Labs category even though it is assigned a weight of 25%. This is because the lowest lab grade is dropped and there are only three labs contributing to the category.

Lab 3

= 0/10*25/(25+25+25)*100

= 0% towards the category

= 0*.5

= 0% towards the final grade

See the note for Lab 1.

Lab 4

= 7/10*25/(25+25+25)*100

= 23.33% towards the category

= 23.33*.5

= 11.67% towards the final grade

See the note for Lab 1.

Discussions

= 8/10*10

= 8% towards the final grade

Moderator

= 3/5*5

= 3% on top of the final grade