BYU Learning Suite allows instructors to create new calculations (or grading scenarios) in order to help you determine the final grades for your course participants. After creating the calculations/scenarios, you still have the option to choose whether or not to use the calculation as students’ final grade (see How to Submit Final Grades).
Log in to your Learning Suite course and click BYU Grades.
Click Final Grades in the Grades navigation menu.
Click the + New Calculation button.
The New Calculation dialog window will appear.
The following table and image explain the different options available in the New Calculation dialog window.
|||Enter a title for your calculation. This can be used for future reference. For example, if you are dropping two quiz scores, you may want to name the calculation "Two Lowest Quizzes Dropped".|
|||Select whether the calculation will Set Unscored Assignments to Zero or Excuse Unscored Assignments.|
|||Change the weight each category or assignment has on the final grade. (This is if you used weighted categories. Click here for information on using weighted categories.)|
|||For each category, you can choose to drop the lowest scores from students' final grade. In the Drop Scores column to the right of each category, enter the number of scores to drop for that category.|
Click the Grade Scale tab .
Adjust the scale type  and specifications as desired.
Click Save .
The new calculation will appear as a column in the Final Grades table.
Should multiple calculations be available, you will need to select which calculation you want to use.
Click the student’s grade under the correct calculation. It will be highlighted yellow.
Click the X in the Final Grades For Submission column to automatically select the calculation with the highest grade for the student.
Questions? Contact the OIT Service Desk (801.422.4000, firstname.lastname@example.org).