Kannu uses a "category" system for setting up Grading Policies and Coursework. Every course has a grading policy, which contains 1 or more categories for the types of coursework/assessment in your class (e.g. tests, attendance, projects). In addition to setting what the categories are, you can configure how much each category is worth overall. In the example below, there are 5 categories total, with quizzes amounting for 20% of the overall class grade, and so on.
You can set up your custom grading policy via the Gradebook (from the left navigation menu), and then selecting Grading Policies. See the Grading Policy article for more information.
When you create a new coursework, you will assign it to a grading policy category and indicate how much the coursework is worth in that category. For example, is the quiz you are creating the only quiz you will offer? In that case, it should be worth 100% of the quiz category. If you have 10 quizzes, you may choose to make each one worth 10% of the quiz category so they are evenly weighted.
Once you have your coursework created, you can view them under “Coursework > View All” as shown below:
It’s important to note that the percentage for how much each coursework is worth will appear differently between what you see in this table and what is shown to your students. This is because your students will always see how much each coursework is worth as it pertains to the overall grade (not their grade for each category).
Kannu will automatically make these calculations for you, but here’s how it works:
Multiply the weight of a coursework by the weight of its category to get its overall weight. For example, the first assignment above is 15% (of the assignment category) multiplied by 10% (from our grading policy above) = 1.5% overall (.15 * .10 = .015). This is the number the student will see: 1.5%
If you need to translate your own syllabus which doesn't directly use categories, first establish what each category on Kannu will be worth. Then, for each coursework, divide the old number by the category weight. For example, if you have an assignment that's worth 6% of the student's overall grade, and your assignments add up to 40% overall, then divide 6% by 40% (.06 / .40 = .15 or 15%).
Each coursework has criteria in it for which you can grade a student. The criteria is visible to the student prior to submitting the coursework, and must add up to a total of 100% for each coursework. You can learn more about criteria by heading to the criteria types page, or the form submissions page if you're using question-based coursework.