Weighting grades and setting assignment values
Let's say I weight grades. I create categories when I'm building the gradebook and assign each a %, i.e. HW 20%, Exams 50%, quizzes 30%.
Then I go to create an assignment and have to assign point values.
"Number Correct Possible" can be used as the number of questions on an assignment (like a quiz or homework) while "Points Possible" should be the maximum possible value of that assignment. This is normally used to give certain types of assignments equal weight, even when they have different numbers of questions.
So I set the number correct possible to 20, and it defaults points possible to 20 - for a quiz. Let's say I want to put less importance on the grade of a single quiz. So number correct is 20....but would setting points possible to 10 "devalue" the quiz?
Or all all quizzes within a category equal and will count 30% of the grade. Or to put it another way: If I am weighting a category can I or how can I adjust the weighting of specific assignments within that single category?