You can weight assignment totals based on Assignment Groups. Assignment groups allow you to set a percentage to groups of assignments (not the assignments themselves) in that category.  The assignment group percentage is calculated by dividing the total points a student has earned by the total points possible for all assignments in that group.

From course navigation, select Assignments link

  1. Click on the 3 dots new to +Assignment
  2. Select Assignment Groups Weight
  3. Click “Weight final grade based on assignment groups

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Once the option is turned on you can begin creating assignment groups, if you have not done so already.

Adding the Weighting % to each

  • Select the 3 dots at the top of the Assignment page and select Assignment Group Weight to open

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  1. Place a check in “Weight final grade based on assignment groups” to expand the individual groups you created.
  2. Type in the percentage amount you want to assign. As you move to the next category Canvas will total the % (make sure this add to 100%).
  3. When done, click Save

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