Grade schemes allow you to define levels of achievement for students based on their performance on an assignment.  For example, a quiz scored out of 100 points might label scores between 0 and 59 as "Needs Improvement", scores between 60 and 89 as "Acceptable", and scores between 90 and 100 as "Exceeds Expectations".  This page explains the different features of a grade scheme and how to set one up. 

The "Schemes" tab displays the grade schemes already created and available for use.  The default scheme is also displayed, which in our case is the "Percentage" scheme.  To create a new scheme, click the blue "New Scheme" button in the top-left corner of the page.  

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Fill out the relevant scheme information.

  1. Name - Enter the name of the new grade scheme.
  2. Symbol - Decide on the labels for each level of performance in the grade scheme.  In this example, we are using "Needs Improvement," "Acceptable," and "Exceeds Expectations."
  3. Start % - Set the minimum score required for each level of performance.  For example, in this example, 60% is the minimum value need to be in the "Acceptable" range.
  4. Color - Decide on the color associated with each level of performance in the grade scheme (Optional).
  5. Assigned Value % - If using a Select box grade item, this determines the numeric score that students receive for each level of the Grade Scheme (Optional). 
  6. Add Ranges - Add additional levels of performance to your grade scheme.

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The "Schemes" tab now displays the new scheme in the "Course Schemes" section highlighted below.  You can now assign this scheme to any grade item or, if desired, set it as your default grade scheme.

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