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How to: Set up weighted grades in grade book   

This is not set up in the individual assignments but within Grades, the Moodle grade book.

Accessing the grade book

  • In your module, click on the Turn editing on button (top right)
  • Find the Administration block (usually on the left-hand side) within your module
  • Click on Gradebook Setup to open the settings-editing page for the Moodle grade book for this module

If your grade items aren't already in a category you will need to add them in to one before you can apply the weighting, instructions on adding and managing categories can be found here Grades 5 - How to Add Categories & Organise the Gradebook

Changing to 'Weighted mean of grades'

  1. Inside the category setup click on the Edit button in the Actions column  
  2. Select Edit Settings



  3. You may need to click "Show more" under category name
  4. Against Aggregation click on the drop-down menu box and select 'Weighted mean of grades'



  5. and  Save changes and Continue
  6. A new column called Weights will appear.
    This is where you will determine the importance i.e. the weighting of each assignment compared to others within the module


Setting the weightings of assignments

  1. Next to each assignment, in the Weight column, enter any number to change its importance in the overall calculation of the module grade.  For example: for an assignment you wish to contribute 30% to the total module calculation enter 0.3 in the weight field alongside that item.
  2. Click on the Save changes button at the bottom of the page.

Note:  0 means the grade for this assignment will not be considered in the overall calculation for the module.  1 means 100% of the grade for this assignment will be considered in the overall calculation for the module; 1.0 is the default, meaning that every assignment has equal importance and will therefore contribute equally to the overall module grade e.g. 10 assignments will contribute equally 10% towards the final grade.



If you have formative assessments that you don't want to appear in the gradebook as part of the total, create a new category for Formative Assessments and set the weighting of that category to 0. Then move any formative assessments into that category.  See  Grades 5 - How to Add Categories & Organise the Gradebook

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