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How do I drop the lowest grade(s) from a category?

If you are using a Non-weighted Categories gradebook or a Weighted Category gradebook, you can arrange for a number of the lowest grades in any category to be dropped from Course grade consideration.

Go to Gradebook2.

Case: Non-weighted (or weighted) Categories gradebook:

The gradebook has 3 categories (Quizzes, Papers and Participation). The instructor would like to drop the lowest grade from the Quizzes Category.

Right-click the category name and select "Edit this Category".

This displays the Edit Category panel on the right.

Enter the number of lowest category grades to be dropped, then click Save/Close.

This will drop the lowest grade(s) from the Course Grade calculation.

Example 1:

Notice that to the left of the Quizzes category name is a "-1" indicating that the lowest grade for this category will be dropped from the Course Grade.

Example 2:

Notice that the lowest score in the category is displayed in red with a line drawn through it and that grade is not included in the Course Grade.