Grading and assignment are required to display certificate and learners’ progress. After setting up grading and assignment, here are other steps you need to do:

  1. Configuring graded content
  2. Setting up certificate

To see and edit your grading preferences, go to the Studio ( and choose the course you want to set up. And click on Grading from the Settings drop-down menu in the Studio.

From here, you can see the grading range, which you can easily change by clicking & dragging, or by clicking the + on the left to add grade levels.

Pro tip: Set the grading range one number lower than your actual pass/fail cutoff. For example, if you want 71 to be your passing grade, set the pass/fail threshold to 70, as seen in the screenshot above.

From this page, you can also change the grace periods on assignment deadlines. Note that this grace period is universal for all assignments for the entire class.

Say you want to add “Quiz” as an assignment type. Start by clicking New Assignment Type. Then, just fill out the fields accordingly.

You’ll notice that if I haven’t changed the weights of “Homework” or “Exam,” I’m left with 125% grade weights, which I can’t have. To make sure I’m at 100%, I”ll just change Homework from 75 to 50%. 

Be sure to click Save, and you’re good to go.

Remember when creating graded content that grading is configured at the subsection level.

This means that all units containing under a single given subsection are going to be weighted the same. Check out our article on  creating quizzes and exams for more information.

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