To create special scores, such as Final Exams or a term paper, that you wish to be handled as a grade outside term marking periods, you should remove the number in the Term row. These scores will be counted toward the final or semester grade, but not toward the average of any term or marking period.
A special score starts as a test column. To change the column to a special score, remove the term number. To remove the term number:
- Click the term number.
- Press the Enter key.
- Press the Delete key or Spacebar.
- Press the Enter key again.
Once the term number is removed, you will see the special score column listed with the terms in the weighting dialog box. Give the special score the weight you want used to calculate the grade in the gradebook.
If the gradebook is set up to calculate semester subtotals, you will be asked to assign the special score to a semester or the year.