1. The first step to adding Bonus Points in a Weighted Grade Book is to open the course Homepage and click Grades.

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2. Click Grades

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3. Click New

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4. Click Item

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5. Click Numeric

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6. Click the Text Box under Name and type in the name of the extra credit item. In this example, we will use Extra Credit.

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7. Scroll down and add a description of the extra credit assignment, then click Allow users to view grade item description. This step is optional.

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8. Scroll down, click and enter the Max Points a student can earn. Since this is in a weighted grade book, you can enter any number of points for the item. We will use 10 for this example.

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9. Click Weight and enter the most you’d want the student’s final percentage grade to increase if they earn all of the bonus points. For example, 3 - 5 is just enough to push a student over the border of a grade.
We will use 3.

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10. How to select the correct weight. Since, in this example, we are adding the extra credit to the overall grade (not a particular assignment or category), the weight will increase the final score by the percent (weight) indicated. 

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11. For example, a weight of 10 will increase the final grade by 10%, or a full letter grade. See the chart for further examples.
Click the screen when you are ready to continue. 

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12. Click the Bonus checkbox so that any points entered for this item will only help student grades.

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13. Click Save and Close

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14. “Bonus Items” will have a yellow star icon on the “Manage Grades” page.
That's it. You're done!

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