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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Create numeric 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 numeric grade items

Overview: Grade users by assigning a value out of a specified total number of points. Numeric grade items are the only type of grade item that you can associate with course objects such as discussions, quizzes, and assignments.

  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 Numeric.

Numeric grade


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

General area


  1. In the Grading area, enter the maximum points and weight for the grade item.
  2. 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.
  • If you want the grade item to be a bonus, select the Bonus check box.
  • From the Grade Scheme drop-down list, select a grading scheme for your grade item.
  • 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. Click Save and Close.