Numeric Marking Scenarios

Numeric Marking Scenarios are used to group marking criteria together so you can apply multiple criteria to subjects by choosing a Marking Scenario. This helps in cases were subjects follow the same Marking methods. You can create one Numeric Scenario which can be applied to multiple Subjects (If Subjects are intended to use the same Marking Method). You can create multiple Scenarios for each individual subject according to your Academic requirements.

Configuration Academic Settings Marking Settings Marking Scenarios

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  1. From the ‘View’ drop down button you can change to a grid or card view.
  2. From the ‘Status’ dropdown button you can choose to view only Numeric Marking Scenarios, Descriptive Marking Scenarios or All.
  3. By clicking on a Scenario, you can edit it.
  4. Click on Create New Numeric Marking Scenario.
  5. Click on Create New Descriptive Marking Scenario.
  6. Note: This manual covers only parts involving Numeric Marking Scenarios.

Create New Numeric Marking Scenario

Once you have clicked on the +Create New Numeric Marking Scenario you will be redirected to the +Create New page.

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‘Description’ adds a Description for this Scenario e.g., Universal Scenario.

‘Decimal’ adds the number of decimals this marking scenario will use.

‘Default’ button switches this to the default scenario for Numeric Marking.

You can choose to add specific marking criteria using the ‘Add Specific Marking Criteria’ button or to return all marking criteria using the ‘Return All Marking Criteria’ button.

Turn the switch on to Enable use of the Criterion e.g., Exam, Quizzes, Homework.

In the Numeric Marking column, you can choose the following:

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  • Auto calculated: Has the system calculate the mark and brings you the result.
  • User Editable: The teacher needs to fill in the mark for each subject
  • Auto calculated but editable: Has the system calculate the mark and brings you the result but the teacher can also manually add a mark.

In the Weight (%) column you can enter how much this criterion’s mark weighs on the final mark e.g., 50. Note: All weights should equal 100 e.g., if there are three criteria then 30, 20, 50.

In the Calculation type column, you have the following options:

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  • Average based on weights: Calculates Average total marks based on weights (You must have added weights).
  • Simple sum: Calculates total mark based on the marks received.
  • Sum based on weights: Calculates marks total based on weights (You must have added weights).
  • Sum based on mark limit: If we have criteria graded in various scales e.g., 1-20 and 200-800, but we want our final marks to be out of 100 then we choose Sum based on mark limit. You would have to add mark limits to each criterion.
  • Info Button: This button helps you understand each function while on the page, it appears like this:

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In any case, you need to make sure all Criteria have the same Calculation Type selected.

Assessment Type column, clicking on the button here redirects you to a new window.

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You should use Assessment Type if previously in the ‘Numeric Marking’ column you chose Auto calculated or Auto calculated but Editable. Assessment Types tell the system where it will find the marks to Auto calculate.

  • Click on the switch next to the Assessment/s you want to connect with the ‘exams’ criterion.
  • If you want, you can enter weights for each Assessment type. The weights must equal 100.

On the top of the page, there is a dropdown list where you can choose Method of Exam Average Marks Calculation. You have the following options:

  1. No conversion: Allows the process to continue based on the weights you have entered.
  2. First Literal Conversion: Collects averages of the first literal mark (Marks you entered in the Mark Range/ Full Description Column).
  3. Second Literal Conversion: Collects averages of the Second literal mark (Marks you entered in the Mark Range/Alternative Description Column).
  4. Summary of all assignments/assessment marks: Sums up all the marks from the assessments chosen.

Once you have completed the process, click on the ‘Save’ button.

Edit Numeric Marking Scenario

In the main page of Marking Scenarios, you will have to click on the Scenario you want to edit and then the edit page will appear.

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  • ‘Description’ adds a Description for this Scenario e.g., Universal Scenario.
  • Decimal adds the number of decimals this marking scenario will use.
  • ‘Default’ switches the button on to make this the default scenario for Numeric Marking.
  • You can choose to add specific marking criteria using the ‘Add Specific Marking Criteria’ button or to return all marking criteria using the ‘Return All Marking Criteria’ button.
  • Turn the switch on to Enable use of the Criterion e.g., Exam, Quizzes, Homework.
  • Fill in the other fields as mentioned above.