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How do I create a gradebook category in Brightspace?

Grade categories enable you to group assignments, quizzes, and other activities together in the gradebook; drop the lowest grade in a specific category; and, if you are using a weighted grading system, apply weights to categories.

  1. Click Grades on the course navigation bar.

  2. From the gradebook navigation bar, click Manage Grades, click the New button, and select Category from the drop-down.
  3. On the New Category page, click within the Name textbox and enter a name for the category.
  4. Determine the appropriate settings for how you would like the Category to work. Options on this screen will vary depending on the Grading System chosen for the course.
  5. When finished, click Save and Close.

Last Updated: 1/8/2022