Recategorize graded discussions and journals - 3900.44

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Impact: Instructors

A best practice in course design is to use a variety of assessments. Recategorizing assessments is important to instructors who assign weight to categories in the overall grade calculation. An instructor may select a category that does not match the assessment tool used. For example, an instructor may wish to include an Assignment in the Test category. We support this option. In the past, recategorizing graded discussions and journals was not allowed.

There is now a 'Grade category' selector in the settings panel for graded discussions and journals. The category options include both default and custom categories.

In a future release, the icon for the assigned category will appear in the course content area, gradebook, and activity stream for both students and instructors.

Image 1. Discussion Settings panel

Discussion Settings panel

Image 2. Journal Settings panel

Journal Settings panel

For administrators: This feature is available for all Ultra courses. There are no configurations needed.

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