Categories are used to organize your Grade Center columns and to calculate a Weighted Total column, such as a final grade column. By default, some items are automatically added to existing Categories. Tests and quizzes go into the Test category. Graded Discussion Forums go in the Discussion category. Assignments (Assignment drop boxes) go into the Assignment category.
You may need to create other categories to meet your own grading policy. For example, you may call required Discussion forum postings Participation. Below are directions for creating additional Categories.
- Go to the Full Grade Center.
- Click on Manage > Categories.
- Click on Create Category.
- Give the Category a name and click Submit.