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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Create calculated grade items

Need help with something in CougarVIEW? Good news! We have a number of guides to show you how to use the many tools and resources in CougarVIEW. These guides cover topics like using the grade book, setting up quizzes, creating groups, and many more.

Create calculated grade items

Overview: You can use a calculated grade item to display a user's cumulative achievement across multiple grade items. Unlike the calculated final grade, calculated grade items do not recognize grade category settings of the grade items they evaluate, such as exclusion or distribution options. They can belong to a category but they cannot contribute to the calculated final grade.

  1. Select the "Assessments" dropdown from the navigation bar, and then proceed to click on "Grades."

Grade selection


  1. On the Manage Grades page, from the New button, click Item.

New Item


  1. Click Calculated.



  1. In the General area, enter your grade item details.

General area


  1. In the Grading area, do any of the following:
  • If you want users' grades to be able to exceed the maximum points specified for the item, select the Can Exceed check box.
  • From the Grade Scheme drop-down list, select a grading scheme for your grade item.
  • In the Grade Item to Include list, select any grade items you want to include in the calculated grade item.
  • Select your calculation method (not available when using a Points grading system).
  • To attach a rubric to the grade item, click Add Rubric.

Grading area


  1. In the Display Options area, select how you want the Learner View and Managing View for the grade item to appear.

Display option


  1. To associate a learning objective with the grade item, click the Objectives tab, and then Associate Learning Objectives.

Associate learners objective


  1. Click Save and Close.