Creating scales to grade assignments

Scales are a list of words or characters that can be used to grade assignments. Each scale needs at least two choices, but you can have as many words in the scale as you want. You can also use lots of different scales within one course. Examples of scales include the following:

  • Refer or pass
  • Unsatisfactory, satisfactory, good, or outstanding
  • Reviewed or feedback given
  • Fail, pass, merit, or distinction

The scale is created prior to the graded activity being added to the course, and when an activity is added to the course, the required scale can be selected. When marking an assignment, the teacher is given the scale options in a drop-down list so that they can select the grade to be awarded. It should be noted that ...

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