Q: I noticed the “Change Weights” tab in the MyEconLab Gradebook. What does this do?
A: The “Change Weights” page lets you manage how Gradebook categories and individual assignments are weighted to calculate student results. From this page, you can also omit student results on specific assignments.
To get to the “Change Weights” page, go to the Gradebook and click Change Weights from the tool bar, or select Omit/Include Results from the “More Gradebook Tools” dropdown menu.
You can select one of the following options:
1.) Category and Assignment Weighting – Categories are weighted relative to one another and assignments are weighted within each category. This option is selected by default. When you select Category and Assignment Weighting, you can choose:
- How much each Gradebook category contributes to the overall score.
– How much each assignment contributes to the Gradebook category
In the “Category or Assignment Weighting” section of the page, you can set weights, in points, for individual assignments. When a category weight is set to zero, the category is removed from the student’s Overall Score page and appears in gray type in the Overview by Student Gradebook view.
2.) Assignment Weighting Only – Assignments are weighted relative to other assignments only. Category weights are not used in the calculations.
To view a quick video tutorial on Managing your Gradebook, click here: Managing Gradebook.