Q. How does Canvas calculate total grades?

Answer

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.

  • Last Updated Aug 02, 2018
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  • Answered By David Vess

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