Configuring a Percentages-Based Gradebook in KATIE


Before you begin...

  • What categories (such as quizzes, exams, daily work) need to be included?
  • Will the categories be weighted, and if so, how?
  • Will items be completed through KATIE resources (assignments, quizzes, forums) or some other way?

To set up your gradebook:

  • On your main course page, go to the Gear icon and choose Gradebook setup.
  • If you have already added activities that have points associated with them, you will see those items here.
  • If there are items that you do not want to count toward the grade in your gradebook, click the tickbox in the Weights column and set the weight to 0.
  • To create your categories, like Papers or Quizzes, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Add category button.
  • Wait to set your percentages until you have added all of your categories and items.
  • To add graded items that will not be turned in using KATIE, click the Add grade item button, create a Name, set the total number of points that the item is worth, and, if it goes in a category, choose that category from the Grade category dropdown menu.
  • If your students will be turning in graded items using the Assignment module, create those assignments on the main course page. In the Grade section, select the Grade category if you have created categories in your setup.
  • You can duplicate items like Assignments, Forums, and Quizzes on the main course page.
    • Set up your first paper, quiz, or forum without assigning any due dates.
    • On the main course page, click the Edit button and choose Duplicate.
    • Click the pencil next to the name to rename the item.
    • Once you have created all of your duplicates, go in and enable due dates, open and close dates, and other item-specific information.
  • Once you have created your categories and items, check the tickboxes in the Weights column and add the correct weight. Once you have set the new weight for all of your items, scroll to the bottom and click the Save button.