Teachers can create Narrative Grades with valid alpha narrative marks and can assign the Narrative Marks to their assignments.
When a Narrative Mark is defined, a Percentage of the Max Score is entered for each valid mark. A Narrative Mark can then be assigned to a particular assignment. The Score input fields for that assignment will have a dropdown with the available valid marks. When the Narrative Marks is selected the Percentage assigned to the mark will be factored into the Max Score for the assignment. The student will receive that Percentage of the Max Score for that Assignment.
On the Manage page click on the Narrative Grades tab. The following page will display.
NOTE: At this time, only alpha Narrative Marks are supported. Numeric marks will be supported in the future.
To add a new Narrative Grade Set click the mouse on the Add a New Set button and the following page will display.
Enter the name of the new Set Name. An example is Pass/Fail. A Description can also be entered. Click the mouse on the Save button.
If there are default values, remove any marks that will not be used for the new Narrative Grade, click the mouse on the Delete button to the right of the Mark % of Max Score field.
In the Pass/Fail example only the P and F mark will be used. Delete all other marks and leave P and F. Only the marks of F and P will display. Enter new marks by using the Add Mark button below.
Enter the Percentage assigned to the marks in the Mark % of Max Score field. For the Pass/Fail example 50% can be entered for an F and 100% for a P. Click the mouse Save Changes button when completed.
When adding a new assignment, the Narrative Grade Set will be available from the dropdown of the Narrative Grading field.
Once a Narrative Grade is attached to an assignment, the score input fields for that assignment will display a drop-down with the available Narrative Marks.
When one of those marks is chosen instead of entering a numeric score, the Percentage assigned to the mark will be factored into the Max Score for the assignment. The student will receive that percentage of the Max Score as their Score for that assignment.