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Excluding a Grade Category or Item from the Final Grade calculation

Excluding an item from the final grade calculation enables you to assess an activity with a grade, but without it affecting the Final Grade. The way you do this will differ, depending on whether you are using a Points or Weighted gradebook.


Updated Summer 2021
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Exclude a Grade Item

  1. On your navigation bar, click Course Admin -> then click Grades.
  2. In the Manage Grades tab, click on the dropdown menu for the item and select Edit Grade Item
  3. If you are using a Points System: In the Grading section, check the box to “Exclude from Final Grade”
  4. If you are using a Weighted System:In the Grading section, add a value of 0 in the Weight field.

Click Save and Close.