Grading Period Weights
This lesson will guide you through the process of setting up grading period weights, this allows a teacher to setup grade weighting preference on individual GradeBooks. This available for points-based gradebooks only.
Why you would use grading period weights?
This is typically used in scenarios where the final exam is weighted against the Q1 and Q2 grades to produce a final semester grade (e.g., Q1=40%, Q2=40%, Exam=20%).
Some teachers use this type of functionality to approximate something like a decaying average, with the idea that more recent assessments should weigh more than earlier assessments. For example, a teacher may weight Q2 60% and Q1 40%.