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Creating New Grade Symbols

If you wish to define your own symbols, (such as OK, Good, A, B, C, etc.), select Undefined. You may define up to 20 different symbols with which to assign non-numeric grades. If you have already entered 20 symbols, Undefined will not be an option, and you will have to replace one of your existing symbols in order to create others. Change the symbols name to whatever symbol you want to use. The symbol may contain only four characters. After entering the symbols name, assign its numeric cutoff value.

For example, if you wish to grade a set of lab reports only as satisfactory or unsatisfactory, you must create the symbols “SAT” and “UN” and give them values such as SAT = 100% and UN = 70%. Be sure to assign an appropriate number on the maximum possible point’s line in this lab assignment column.