A Grade Centre Category is used to give a classification to a column of a course. For example “Homework”, “Test” and “Quiz” are all built in categories in Grade Centre.

Categories can be used to create  a Smart View, fo r example a smart view of all test marks. Categories can also be used in a Weighted Column to apply a calculation to a particular set so columns, for example all tests may be combined to weigh 20% of the final mark.

You can also create new categories, for example there is no “Tutorial” category.

Create a Tutorial category

  1. Click on the Manage button.
  2. Select Categories from the drop down menu.

click on manage and categories

  1. Click on the Create Category button.

click on create category

  1. Enter a title for the category in the Name textbox.
  2. Optionally, enter information about the category in to Description textbox.

put in description and submit

Setting the category of a column

The when creating a column in Grade Centre any Category you have created will be options Category list. Refer to the Create a column guide.

Using categories

Refer to Create a Smart View based on a category, Create a weighted column and X and Y Total column marks guides for further information.