Configuring Assignment Types for Gradebook

Created by Boris Chekaev, Modified on Mon, 19 Sep 2022 at 03:13 PM by Boyko Cholakov


You must configure the Assignment Types to use in the course and be displayed in the Gradebook.

An Assignment Type is a freeform configurable type.

By default, any course has the following assignment types.

  • Homework
  • Lab
  • Midterm Exam
  • Final Exam


To configure an assignment type:

  1. Log in to SIT Alemira Studio.
  2. Navigate to your course.
  3. Click Settings > Grading.
  4. Click New Assignment Type.
  5. Configure the following fields:
    • Assignment Type Name — a name that will be displayed to the learner next to an assignment with this assignment type.
    • Abbreviation — the assignment abbreviation that will be displayed in the Gradebook.
    • Weight of Total Grade — the weight of all assignments of this type as a percentage of the total grade. Basically, the total values in this field in all your existing assignment types must add up to 100.
    • Total Number — the total number of assignments of this type that exist in the course.
    • Number of Droppable — the number of allowed drops. This is the number of assignments with the lowest grades that can be discarded in the final grade computation.

Additional information

See also Assigning an Assignment Type to an assignment.

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