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Extra Credit / Bonus Grade Items

There are two ways to provide extra credit to students. First: you may set a grade item to allow more than 100% of the points. Additional points will be calculated into the grade item as extra credit. Second: you can create a bonus grade item within the grades area.

Exceeding 100%

  1. Create the grade item associated with a dropbox, discussion, quiz, or manual entry.
  2. Under the "Grading" section of the "Properties" tab provide a maximum number of points (the score a student must receive to get 100%).
  3. Check the box under "Can Exceed" -- Note that "Bonus" sets the entire item as extra credit while "Can Exceed" still scores the "Maximum Points" normally.

Bonus Grade Item

  1. Create the grade item associated with a dropbox, discussion, quiz, or manual entry.
  2. Under the "Grading" section of the "Properties" tab, check the box under "Bonus" -- Note that "Bonus" sets the entire item as extra credit while "Can Exceed" still scores the "Maximum Points" normally.
  3. Bonus grade items appear with a star next to them in the gradebook .

Notes

  • A category which contains only extra credit must be set to "can exceed" in order to count in the final grade.
  • A bonus grade item can only improve a student's grade, and cannot count against them. 
  • When creating a bonus item in your gradebook with a weighted grading system, you must have your gradebook separated into categories. 
  • Even if you have a points gradebook, it is still good practice to have a gradebook separated into categories.
  • A bonus grade item can be in it's own category, or count as part of the whole gradebook. If you would like to have the bonus item only apply in a single category, make sure the "allow category grade to exceed category weight" box is unchecked. This will allow a maximum grade of 100% for only this category. If you would like the bonus item to roll over into and count as part of the entire gradebook, make sure that when you are creating the category, this option is checked.


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Keywords:bonus, grade, item, extra, credit, grades, scores, score, points, point   Doc ID:54012
Owner:Kate F.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2015-07-16 13:28 CDTUpdated:2017-02-15 13:49 CDT
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