BYU Learning Suite requires that all assignments and exams be located in a category. Categories can hold multiple assignments or exams. If you use the weighted categories calculation method, categories can be used to assign weights to groups of assignments or exams. If you use the total points method, categories are a way to organize your assignments or exams.
Step One:
Log in to your Learning Suite course and click Assignments in the Course Home navigation menu.
Step Two:
Click +New category.
The process of adding a new category differs depending on the calculation method in the Assignments tab:
Weighted Categories Calculation Method
Step Three:
The following table explains the customizable options of the category and the different functions available.
Tool  Options & Functions 
[1] Category Title  Enter the title of your assignment category. 
[2] Grading 
Select whether the category will be graded or ungraded.

[3] Category weight 
Enter the weight of the final grade that will be derived from the assignments in this category.

[4] Assignment weights 
Select whether the assignments in this category will be weighed variably or equally.

[5] Drop low scores  Check if you want to drop low scores. A text box will appear to specify the number of low scores that will be dropped in the category. 
[6] Student view scores in  Select whether students will view scores in Points, Percent, or Letter grade. One option must be selected and it is possible to check all three. If Points or Percent is selected, specify the number of decimals that will be displayed to students. 
Step Four:
Click Save.
Click here for more information on creating assignments.
Total Points Calculation Method
Step Three:
The following table explains the customizable options of the category and the different functions available.
Tool  Options & Functions 
[1] Category Title  Enter the title of your assignment category. 
[2] Grading 
Select whether the category will be graded or ungraded.

[3] Drop low scores  Check if you want to drop low scores. A text box will appear to specify the number of low scores that will be dropped in the category. 
[4] Students view scores in 
Select whether students will view scores in Points, Percent, or Letter grade. One option must be selected and it is possible to check all three. If Points or Percent is selected, specify the number of decimals that will be displayed to students. 
Step Four:
Click Save.
Click here for more information on creating assignments.
Questions? Contact the OIT Service Desk (801.422.4000, it@byu.edu)