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Set the Total Mark of an Assessment Manually

Updated on April 22, 2022

There are 2 ways to manually change the Range of Marks for Assessments. 

Option 1: Different Type of assessment 

If the different scales are pre-defined e.g. 0-10, 0-20, 0-5, 0-3, 0-100, 0-50 etc, you can create a different assessment type with a similar name e.g. Test 0-10, Test 0-20, Test 0-5, Test 0-3, Test 0-100, Test 0-50. 

In order to do this, you need to go to the Assessment Types page. 

Follow the Path: Dashboard > Configuration > Academic Settings > Marking Settings > Assessment Types (Figure 1). 

Figure 1 

  • Click on the +Create New button (Figure 1). 
  • You will see a pop-up window Titled ‘Create’ (Figure 2). 

Figure 2 

  • You need to fill in the fields and use a description like the one you had (Figure 2). 
  • Enter A marking range you wish to set for this assessment e.g. Basic (0-10) (Figure 2). 
  • Click on the Type of Assessment e.g. Quiz (Figure 2). 
  • Choose Assessment Properties like the ones you had in the previous assessment type e.g. Final Mark from Outcome Can Change (Figure 2). 
  • What Calendar Category will this Assessment belong too e.g. In-Class test (Figure 2). 
  • Enable Status Workflow e.g. Exam Status (Figure 2). 
  • Select the year this assessment is assigned too e.g. Year 1 (Figure 2). 
  • Click on Save to save new Assessment Type (Figure 2). 

You can edit the existing Assessment Type and Change Marking Range (Figure 1). 

  • Once you click on the Edit button you will see the following pop-up window (Figure 3).
  • Click on Marking Range and choose a range (Figure 3). 
  • Click on Save to save changes (Figure 3). 

Figure 3

Option 2: Using Outcomes 

We have implemented the solution where an assessment consists of a set of questions or topics or outcomes or criteria.  

Each one of these can have a limit in marking. 

E.g. Assessment 1  

​             Topic 1: 5 points 

             Topic 2: 15 points 

             Topic 3: 10 points 

                    Total 25 points 


​In this case, the teacher enters mark for each topic with a limit of 5, 15, 10 in our example. The final mark is X out of 25 (where X = sum of marks of each topic). 

 You can do this by creating your own quiz and adding topics with a corresponding point value. 

Path: Dashboard > Configuration > Academic Settings > Quiz Management > Quizzes (Figure 4). 

 Figure 4 

  • Click on +Create New Quiz (Figure 4). 


Figure 5 


  • Fill in the topics and questions you want (Figure 5). 
  • Fill in the point value of each topic (Figure 5). 
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