MyLO - My Learning Online

Create a Grade Item (& Category)

Before you create Grade Items and Categories for your unit, make sure you have set up your Gradebook appropriately.

Create a Grade Item (& Category)

  1. Select the Grades link on the navbar
  2. Select the Manage Grades tab
  3. Select the New button and select Category from the drop down menu
  4. Enter a meaningful title for the category in the Name field (e.g. Weekly Knowledge Quizzes)
  5. In the Grading section - enter the number that represents the overall weighting for the quizzes in the Weight field (e.g. if each of the 12 quizzes is worth 1.5%, but the worst two quizzes are removed from the overall total, then you would enter 15%)
  6. Select the  radio button that best represents how you wish the calculation and distribution of weightings to contribute to the overall weighting for the category (e.g. if using the situation noted above, you would select Distribute weight evenly across all items and then enter 2 in the Number of lowest non-bonus items to drop for each user field.
  7. Select the Save and Close button
  8. Repeat steps 3-7 for all sets of tasks in your unit
  9. Select the New button and select Item from the drop down menu
  10. Select the Numeric link
  11. Enter a meaningful title for the assessment task in the Name field (e.g. Clinical Governance Business Case) - this is what the student sees
  12. Enter a short and simple name for the assessment task in the Short Name field (e.g. AT2) - this is what you and other teaching staff see in the spreadsheet view
  13. If the task is part of a larger task or is one of a set of tasks, select the appropriate Category from the drop down menu (follow steps 3-7 to create Categories)
  14. Enter the number that represents full marks for the task (100 is usually the easiest number to work with for most non-Quiz tasks) in the Maximum Points field
  15. Enter the weighting the task carries towards the overall mark for the unit in the Weight field (if the task is part of a Category, then enter the weighting the task carries towards the overall mark for the Category - depending on how you set up the Category, the weight may be automatically set, so you may not be able to change it)
  16. If the task will be assessed outside of the Quizzes or Assignments tools (e.g. Oral Presentation, in class or MyLO Discussion, Performance): Select the Add Rubric button and then in the pop-up window, select the checkbox next to the relevant rubric and select the Add Selected button. (see How to set up a Rubric)
  17. Select the Restrictions tab
  18. Select the Grade item is visible for a specific date range radio button
  19. Select the Has Start Date checkbox and set the date and time to the date on which you wish the grade to be released to each student - e.g.,:
    1. 1 or 2 days after the final presentation/demonstration for an in-class marked assessment
    2. 1 week after an in-class written test/lab report
    3. 2 (or 3) weeks after the submission date (for a largish assignment)
  20. Select the Display in Calendar checkbox
  21. Select the Save and Close button

The video below provides a demonstration of these steps.