Grading Scales

Configuring Grading Scales allows you to apply a grading scale to course Gradebooks and the weighted collections and assessments used within Gradebooks.

When managing assessments, you can optionally allow learners to view their results using a marking scheme (e.g., percent, numeric) and/or a grading scale (e.g., Honors, Pass, Fail). Both marking scheme and grading scale are also displayed to users when entering grades in Admin > Manage Course > Gradebook.

Currently, all grading scales require a corresponding percentage to be stored in the database and no two letter grades can share the same percentage value.

Permission to Admin > System Settings > Grading Scales
You must have one of the following permission levels to access this feature:

  • Medtech > Admin
  • Staff > Admin

 Add a New Grading Scale

  • Navigate to Admin System Settings.
  • Click the name of the organisation for which you want to manage the grading scale.
  • Click Grading Scales from the left-hand sidebar.
  • A default grading scale is provided; it may be fastest to modify the existing scale to suit your organisation's needs. If so, click on the default scale to edit it.
  • To add an entirely new scale, click Add New Grading Scale.
  • Complete the required information, noting the following: 
    • Title: Provide a title for the grading scale. If the grading scale applies only to one cohort of learners or is in effect for a specific period of time, it might be useful to include it the title. Users working in course Gradebooks will see the grading scale title when they are specifying a grading scale to use in a collection or assessment.
    • Ranges:This is where you enter the grading scale information.
      • The system requires that there be a 0 start percentage to be valid, so be sure to include one.

      • The information you provide in the Letter Grade column is what will display to learners if you choose to display their results in the Gradebook using a grading scale.

      • GPA is not required and currently doesn't integrate with Elentra unless you have a customization.

      • Notes is optional and is not seen outside the Grading Scale page. 

      • Click Add Range to add additional rows.

      • The rows will reorder as you add them so that they display in order. You can click the arrow in the Start % column header to show the percentages ascending or descending.

      • Note that you do not enter a number to denote the top of the range.

  • To delete a range, click the red X icon in the remove column of the appropriate row.
  • Description for the grading scale can be provided. This is optional and is not seen outside the Grading Scale page.
  • When you've added all the required information, click Save. You will get a green success message and be redirected to the list of existing grading scales.
  • To edit an existing grading scale, click on its title. Make the necessary changes. Click Save.
  • To delete an existing grading scale, click the checkbox beside its title. Click Delete Selected.
Sample grading scale.