Setting up grading and assignment types for your Open edX course
There's a good chance you're going to want to grade the students who take your course. Here's a quick explanation on how grading works:
To see and edit your grading preferences, start by selecting Grading from the Settings drop-down menu in edX Studio.
From here, you can see the grading range, which you can easily change by clicking & dragging, or by clicking the + on the left to add grade levels.
Pro tip: Set the grading range one number lower than your actual pass/fail cutoff. For example, if you want 71 to be your passing grade, set the pass/fail threshold to 70, as seen in the screenshot above.
From this page, you can also change the grace periods on assignment deadlines. Note that this grace period is universal for all assignments for the entire class.
Say you want to add "Quiz" as an assignment type. Start by clicking New Assignment Type. Then, just fill out the fields accordingly.
You'll notice that if I haven't changed the weights of "Homework" or "Exam," I'm left with 125% grade weights, which I can't have. To make sure I'm at 100%, I"ll just change Homework from 75 to 50%.
Be sure to click Save, and you're good to go.
Remember when creating graded content that grading is configured at the subsection level.
This means that all units containing under a single given subsection are going to be weighted the same. Check out our article on creating quizzes and exams for more information.