Is there a way to set up assignments so that if an assignment is entered using points (for example 8 out of 10 points), but the student actually sees 80% rather than 8 points?? A 20 point assignment is worth more than a 10 point assignment, but the students understand percents better. With our old system I could weight grades so that a small/short assignment was only worth .25 and longer assignments were worth 2, for example. So 80% with a .25 weight wouldn't affect the grade as much as an 80% with a 2 weight would affect the grade more.
The weighting of the assignment is dependent on the number of points. You should be able to set the assignment grade to a percentage rather than points. For example, rather than the teacher entering 10 points out of 20 points assignment, they can enter 50 percent. Instead of adding 20 points out of a 20 points assignment, they can add 100%. Just note that the assignments still have to have points assigned, and that will determine the weighting of the assignment within the category relative to other assignments.