How do I create a category in the Grade Center?


Categories are a way to organize your Grade Center. To run reports on specific assessments or create a weighted column based on percentages, grade columns can be assigned to categories.  For example, all weekly quizzes could be categorized as “Quiz;” whereas, the mid-term and final exams might be categorized as “Test.”  Alternatively, short writing assignments could be categorized as “Assignment.”  The Default categories include Assignment, Discussion, Survey, and Test. You can also create your own categories depending on the course content, but you need to create the categories before creating Grade Center columns.

To create a Category:

  1. Go to the Grade Center under the Course Management area.
  2. Select Full Grade Center.

  3. Select Full Grade Center

  4. Once in the Grade Center, choose the Manage action link.

  5. Select Manage

  6. Select Categories. The Default categories are listed here.

  7. Select categories

  8. To create a new category, select Create Category.

  9. Select Create Category

  10. Type in a Name for the category.

  11. Type is a name for category

  12. Provide an optional description to help clearly define the purpose of the category.

  13. Type in an optional description to describe category.

  14. Click Submit.

  15. Submit

Last updated: Jan 10, 2014