Create a Grade Category

Create a Grade Category

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A grade category in the Moodle gradebook is a collection of grade items. Grade categories are a way to keep your gradebook organized and are especially useful if you wish to assign a weight to each category (ex. exams = 35%, discussion forums = 10%, research paper = 20%, and presentations = 35%). See the screenshot below:

Screenshot of Moodle Gradebook with grade categories highlighted



  1. Starting from the course page, select Grades from the left navigation menu
  2. Select Setup 
  3. Select Add category 
  4. Within the Grade Category section and next to Category name, enter a name for the grade category 
  5. Next to Aggregation, select the desired aggregation method from the dropdown menu 
  6. Select Save changes. You will then see your grade category displayed