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(Last Updated On: March 6, 2020)

The Gradebook can accommodate extra credit.  It’s important to note that you can only mark items or categories as extra credit if the aggregation method being used for the course or the sub-category where the extra credit is being added is set to Natural or Simple Weighted Mean (the default for all courses and categories is Natural). Also, an item can only be designated as extra credit after it has been initially created.

1. Go to the Gradebook setup page.

2. Go to the Edit menu for the assignment or category you wish to designate as extra credit and select Edit settings.

Selecting edit settings for a grade item in the gradebook setup

3. In the Parent category section, tick the Extra credit box and click Save changes.

Extra credit tick box

4. You will be returned to the Gradebook setup page.  Now you will see that the course total will not include the value of the extra credit assignment.  A grade item or category that has been marked as extra credit will have a plus sign next to the max grade value in the Gradebook setup page.

Extra credit icon