Q. How does Canvas calculate total grades?
Standard Grading Approach
(Points Earned / Total Points Possible) = Total Score (as percentage)
Weighted Grading Approach
En = Points earned in assignment group n,
Pn = Total points possible in assignment group n,
Wn = Weighting for assignment group n, as decimal (e.g. wn = 25% = .25)
(( E1 / P1 ) * 100)W1 + ((E2 / P2 ) * 100)W2 + … + ((En / Pn) * 100)Wn = Total Percentage
**If you are using weighted grades and want an assignment to
impact a students grade more than other assignments
it needs to be in it’s own group rather
than making it worth more points.