By adding a grade Item you can award points for participation or activities other than assignments set up within the platform. For example, create a grade item to award points for attending a specific function.
Add a Grade Item
- Go to the Gradebook and click on the Setup tab.
- You should be on the Gradebook setup by default; click if needed.
Click Add Grade Item.
- Enter the Item Name (this will become the column-header in the gradebook).
- Enter the Maximum Grade a student can earn.
- Save Changes.
To manually enter grades in the gradebook, see Override Grades (Override Grade - Assignment as a Whole).