Create and Edit Grade Schemes

A grade scheme is a way of organizing students’ performances on grade items into levels of achievement. A grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels. Each achievement level has its own range of acceptable grades and a symbol, such as a numeric value, letter, or text description, to represent it. You can create your own grade schemes or use the default grade scheme.

Create a Grade Scheme

  1. Click Grades in the navbar.
  2. Click on the Schemes tab.
    Identifies Schemes tab on Grades page
  3. On the Schemes page, click New Scheme.
    Indicates New Scheme button on Grade Schemes page
  4. Enter a Name for the scheme.
  5. Enter a Short Name if desired.
    Shows Name and Short Name fields on Edit Scheme page
  6. Click Add Ranges to add additional grade ranges if necessary.
    Shows Add Ranges option on Edit Scheme page
  7. Define your grade Ranges with the lowest grade in the range.
    • Enter the symbol you want to display for the grade range in the Symbol column. 
    • Select the color you want associated with the range in the Color column, if you would like to associate a color with the letter grade.
      Shows Range field grid on Edit Scheme page
  8. Click the  Delete icon beside a grade range to delete it.
  9. Click Save.

Set a default grade scheme

On the Grade Schemes page, click the Set As Default icon beside the grade scheme you want to make the default.
Identifies Set As Default option on Grade Schemes page

NOTE: If you set a scheme other than "Percentage" as default, you will no longer see percentages in your gradebook.

Edit a grade scheme

  1. Click on Grades in the navbar.
  2. Click on the Schemes tab.
  3. Click on the name of the scheme you'd like to edit.
  4. When you're done editing, click the Save and Close button.