How to Create a Column in the Grade Center

You can add any columns in the grade center by using the Create Column function. To do so:

  1. In Control Panel, click Grade Center, and select Full Grade Center.
  2. Click on Create Column tab.
  3. Enter the Column Name.
  4. In “Grade Center Name” field, enter a shorter name if you want (optional.)
    Note:  In students’ grade book, they still see the column name.
  5. The “Primary Display” field shows the format in which grades will be displayed in both the Grade Center and students’ My Grades.  Score is the default format. If you need a different format you can select it from the drop-down menu.
  6. The “Secondary Display field shows the format in which the grades will appear in the Grade Center only. You can make a selection in the Secondary Display or leave it as the default.
  7. You can associate this column with a category by making a selection.
  8. In the “Points Possible” field, enter the points possible.
  9. If this column will be included in the final grade calculations leave the default to Yes.
  10. By default this column is visible to students.  Select No if you want the column hidden from students.
  11. If you need statistical data for this column select Yes.   Otherwise leave it at the default setting.
  12. Click Submit to add the new column.

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