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Grade Center Category

A Grade Center Category is a classification of Grade Center Columns. Categories are used to organize and view Grade Center data and can be used when creating Calculated Columns to perform operations on all Grade Columns in a Category. The Grade Center has nine default Categories: Assignment, Blog, Discussion, Journal, SafeAssignment, Self and Peer, Survey, and Test that cannot be removed or edited.



Create a Category

To create a category to the Grade Center, first make sure you have the edit mode set to ON, next in the Control Panel, select Grade Center.

Once you are in the Grade Center, mouse over Manage in the Action Bar of the Grade Center, select Categories from the Action Link (drop-down) menu and when the window pops up, select Create Category. Next, enter the Name and Description (input any information here that may help you distinguish this Category from any other) for the Category and select Submit.


Edit a Category

Once you are in the Grade Center, mouse over Manage in the Action Bar of the Grade Center, select Categories from the Action Link (drop-down) menu and when the window pops up, find the Category you would like to make changes to and click the drop-down menu next to its name and select Edit. Change the Category Name and/or Description and then select Submit.


Delete a Category

Once you are in the Grade Center, mouse over Manage in the Action Bar of the Grade Center, select Categories from the Action Link (drop-down) menu and when the window pops up, find the Category you would like to remove to, click the drop-down menu next to its name and select Delete. A window will pop up stating: Delete this category? This action is final and cannot be undone. Select OK to remove the Category.


Associate Columns to a Category

Select Edit Column for a Grade Column on the Grade Center to associate the Column with Categories.


Categories and Smart Views

Categories can be used to create Smart Views, a focused look at the Grade Center. Using a Category to create a Smart View will display selected Students' grades on all the columns associated with that Category. For example, to compare student grades on homework, create a Homework Category and then use that Category as the selection criteria for the Smart View. The Smart View "Homework" appears in the Current View drop-down menu and will display students and all associated "Homework" columns.


Categories and Grade Calculation

Categories are useful when creating Calculated Columns. For example, to calculate an average grade for all columns in the Homework Category, create an Average Grade Column. Columns associated with category "Homework" are automatically included in the average calculation.


Categories and Reports

Categories can be used to create a printable Report that displays the grade performance Statistics for all of the columns associated with a Category.

 

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Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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