How can I give an assignment a weight of zero in the Gradebook?


Q: How can I give an assignment a weight of zero percent in the Gradebook?

A: You can assign any gradable AssignmentAssessment or other item with a Gradebook Entry a weight of zero percent by adjusting the Weight listed under the Manage Assignment menu, within your traditional Gradebook. 

Creating a weight of zero percent is a great way to track student progress without a grade consequence.  Many teachers use a zero-percent weight for pretests, practice assignments, placement scores and more!

Assigning a Weight of Zero Percent

1. Create any Assignment, Assessment, WikiProject, etc. that includes a Gradebook Entry. 


2. Navigate to your Gradebook through the Grades tab within your class, and open the Manage Assignment menu by clicking on the down-arrow button at the top of your Gradebook Entry.  

3. Select Adjust Weight.


3. Enter a weight of 0 for the Assignment and hit Save to keep your changes.  This Assignment will no longer factor in the Subtotal or Published Subtotal score for any students in the class. 



 Just getting started with your Gradebook?  Find out more about setting up your Gradebook, viewing Student Grade Summaries and Grade Statistics