How Do I Create Rules for an Assignment Group?

Once you have added assignments to your Assignment Group, you can create rules for the entire Assignment Group. Assignment Group rules determine how Curve handles any exceptions you want to create for grade calculations. Assignment groups can be weighted or unweighted.

When using the lowest or highest score rule, Curve considers how the rule most negatively or positively affects the student's overall score. In some cases, point values may be considered more important than an overall percentage score. For example, an instructor may set a rule to drop the lowest score in the Assignment Group, where a student with a failing grade earns a 100% on a 10-point assignment and 75% on an 100-point assignment. Even though in the first assignment the student earned 100%, the 10-point value is not as significant (as compared to the 100-point assignment) and will be dropped because it has a much lower impact on the student's overall score.

Note: Curve drops the score with the lowest percentage regardless of its effect on the final grade if all of the following conditions are met: 

 

  • Your assignment groups are not Weighted.
  • Multiple assignment groups have a grading rule to drop the lowest assignment.
  • An assignment group contains assignments with varying point values.

 

 

Open Assignments

 

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link. 

 

Edit Assignment Group

Click the Assignment Group Settings drop-down menu. Click the Edit link.

 

Create Rules

For each Assignment Group, you can create one of three grading rules: 

1. Input the number of lowest x scores to drop (ignore) for each student.

2. Input the number of highest x scores to drop (ignore) for each student.

3. Add a specific Assignment that Curve will never drop.

 

Drop Lowest Score

To drop a certain number of lowest scores, enter the number in the Lowest Scores field [1]. You can use the arrows to adjust the number.

 

Drop Highest Score

To drop a certain number of highest scores, enter the number in the Highest Scores field [2]. You can use the arrows to adjust the number.

 

Never Drop Assignment

To tell Curve to never drop a certain assignment, select the name of the assignment in the Assignment drop-down menu [1].

To remove an Assignment from the Never Drop list, click the X [2] or simply select another Assignment in the drop-down menu [1].

To select another assignment, click the Add another assignment link [3].

 

Save Rules 

When you are finished adding rules, click the Save button.

 

 

View Assignment Group Rules

In the Assignment Group toolbar, Curve will show the number of rules assigned to the group. Hover over the link to view the rules.

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