The first thing you need to do in a new course is to set up the grading categories. These categories will determine the gradebook columns and your views for learning analytics.
Step 1: Under the "Settings" dropdown, selecting "Grading." Then delete all the default grade categories that automatically show up.
Step 2: Click on the green button to "Add a New Assignment Type" (grade category).
Step 3: Fill in the following fields:
- Assignment Type Name (e.g. Exam or Content Quiz)
- Nickname (same as full name)
- Percent of total course grade (e.g. content quizzes are 30% and exams total 70%)
- Number of assignments
- Number of droppable assignments (default is 0)
Step 4: Save the grade assignments.