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**If you are not sure if this column is the correct type for your needs Click Here to see a description of each of the Calculated Column and when you should use them.** 

In the course of your choice and under GradeCenter click on Full Grade Center.

Go in the Create Calculated Column drop down menu and click on weighted column.

Create Weighted Column

After the page opens, insert a column name and a description for the purpose of the column.

Then insert the Primary Display (usually percentage).

Score– points based

Letter – Alphabetic counterpart to the grade

Text – Displays as numbers but is stored as text

Percentage – percentage based

Complete/Incomplete– No points/percentage just a yes or no

Primary and secondary

You may enter a secondary display, it will only be view-able in the Grade Center in parentheses next to the primary displayed grade.


When that is done go below in Select Columns and under the Categories to select box choose a category or categories of your choice and add their weight based on your Course Outline. If you are making this column for your final grade then select all of your categories and give them their weights to equal 100%. If you are doing this for a specific column then choose only the categories you want and give them their weights.

To add a category to the column for calculation, click on the name you want and then click on the arrow pointing to the right to add them to the Selected Columns box.

Warning: Pressing Enter will submit the page so to continue to add more categories and percentages press the Tab button or use your mouse.



Make sure to  leave Weight Columns at its default setting. For ‘Drop Grade‘ you can enter a number of assignments to drop that are the lowest/highest in that category if desired. Only use ‘Use only the” if you are using this column for purposes other than a total grade and you need only the lowest/highest value for calculation. 

Selected Columns

Below that Calculate as Running Total is defaulted to YES do NOT change if this is a final total column. Only change this selection to NO if you do not want the total to be a running total– a total that is continually adjusted to take account of items as they are added. 

Running Total

Once that is done click the submit button.



The column will show in your GradeCenter as the last column and if you have grades in any of the selected columns/categories you will see the current average for each student. 


To organize your gradebook Click Here                            To Change/Check your Letter Grade Schema Click Here