Weighted Grades in Moodle Gradebook

How weights for graded activities can be changed, and examples

Last Updated: July 24th, 2023

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Changing the weightings of categories and items can be done in Categories and Items in the Setup section of the gradebook.

When using natural aggregation, weightings for categories and items can be easily changed by checking the checkbox in the Weights column and entering a number in the associated field for each category or item.

When using other aggregation methods, weightings for categories can be changed by doing the following:

  1. Click Edit in the Action column for the category/item (not the category total)
  2. Click Edit settings in the drop-down menuGrade book setup shown with assignments category highlighted
  3. Expand the Category total section if unexpanded
  4. Change the Maximum grade field to change the weighting
    In the Category total section when editing any category or item, change the maximum grade to be the weight you want the category or single item to have.
  5. Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.

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