Documentation:Connect/Create Categories in the Grade Center (How To)

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Categories are a feature of the grade center that can help you organize the grade center or set specifications in calculated columns. Some items in Connect will have an automatic category, such as assignments and tests, but you may want to create new categories for other items. This document will show you how to:

  • Access Categories in the Grade Center
  • Create a Category
  • Edit a Category
  • Assign a Column to a Category

Video

Watch the video below on how to create categories in the Grade Center:

Access Categories in the Grade Center

  1. From the left-hand course menu, select the Grade Center.
  2. Click Full Grade Center.
  3. Click Manage > Categories.
    Manage tab then Categories

Create a Category

  1. Click Create Category.
  2. Enter a name for the Category.
  3. Enter a description.
  4. Click Submit.

Edit a Category

  1. From the Categories page, click the contextual menu of the Category you want to edit.
    Contextual menu is to the right of the Category title
  2. Edit the Category name or description.
  3. Click Submit.

Assign a Column to a Category

  1. From the Full Grade Center Page, select the contextual menu to the right of the column's title you want to categorize.
  2. Click Edit Column Information.
  3. In the Categories section, click the drop-down menu and select a category.
  4. Click Submit.

Related Resources

  • Getting Started with the Grade Center (pdf)