I set up my grade center such that I have total columns for each category, and then a weighted total column that outputs a percentage. The weighted total column uses the total columns with the following weights:

Category 1 - 10%

Category 2 - 15%

Category 3 - 20%

Category 4 - 25%

Category 5 - 15%

Category 6 - 15%

I have it set to use running totals on the weighted total column only. I only have scores entered in Category 1. My weighted score shows 100% for most students because they received the full marks for Category 1. However, I can't figure out how BB calculates the weighted grade to get 100%. The way I understand it, BB calculates the percentages for each category and then adds that up to get the weighted total:

Category 1 - 10%

Category 2 - 0% (no scores)

Category 3 - 0% (no scores)

etc.

So, the weighted score should be 10%, not 100%. Can someone explain how BB arrives at the weighted score of 100% and give the formula used? I found this page (Calculate Grades | Blackboard Help ), but it doesn't really help.

Do you understand what running total means? OF WHAT YOU HAVE COMPLED SO FAR, HERE IS HOW YOU ARE DOING. So if students received the full marks possible for category 1, category 1 is the ONLY item in the calculations of the weighted total column.

Using running total in your final calculation column is a GREAT way for students to complete the course after doing only the first assessment!