ra0043350

Is it possible to calculate Weighting based on the student's grade, in the Grade Center?

Discussion created by ra0043350 on Aug 7, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2019 by resource.production

Greetings!

 

I have been asked a question by one of our faculty, and am not sure if this is something that the Grade Center can be used to calculate. The question (and examples) are below: 

 

"I have 3 exams in my "Intro to music" class that are worth 50% of the total grade. However, the amount that these individual exams are worth within that 50% is contingent on how well the student actually did on the exams themselves, as the exam where the student received the lowest score will be worth 10% in proportion, with the two highest exam totals being worth 20% each. This is simple enough to figure out by hand for each student to determine which exam is worth what, but is it possible to be calculated by Blackboard?"

 

Example: 

 

STUDENT A gets 50 in Exam 1, 70 for Exam 2, and 90 for Exam 3.

Student A’s EXAM grade would be calculated as Exam 1 = 10% (5 points), Exam 2 = 20% (14 points), Exam 3 = 20% (18 points) = 37 points is 50% of their overall grade; so far they have a 74%.

STUDENT B gets 100 in Exam 1, 60 for Exam 2, and 84 for Exam 3.

Student B’s EXAM grade would be calculated as Exam 1 = 20% (20 points), Exam 2 = 10% (6 points), Exam 3 = 20% (16.8 points) = 42.8 points is 50% of their overall grade; so far they have an 85.6%.

 

STUDENT C  gets 90 in Exam 1, 90 for Exam 2, and 68 for Exam 3.

Student C’s EXAM grade would be calculated as Exam 1 = 20% (18 points), Exam 2 = 20% (18 points), Exam 3 = 10% (6.8 points) = 42.8 points is 50% of their overall grade; so far they also have an 85.6%.

 

Any idea how this could be automatically calculated within a weighted column would be greatly appreciated!

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