Overview

This tutorial will show you how to drop scores for assignments that meet certain criteria. Assignments with dropped scores are not included in your students' grades.

The criteria from which you can choose are

1) ignore the lowest score(s)

2) ignore the highest score(s)

Step 1

Select Assignments in the pane on the left.

Screenshot of the Assignments tool.

When you create an assignment, it is automatically placed in an assignment group. Use these groups to make sure the right score is dropped. For example, if I want to drop my students' lowest test score, I need to put all of my tests into one assignment group. If I do not move my tests into a separate assignment group, an assignment other than a test will likely be dropped.

To create a new assignment group, select +Group in the top right corner.

To move assignments to a different group, select and drag the circles on the left side of the assignment title and drop it in the correct group.

Screenshot of the +Group button.

Step 2

Once you have the right assignments in the correct assignment group, select the gear icon on the right side of the group and then select Edit.

Screenshot of the Edit option.

Step 3

In the window that appears, set how many and what kind of scores to drop.

If you have an assignment in the group that you don't want to be dropped for any student regardless of his/her score, select Add an assignment next to Never Drop.

Screenshot of setting the number of assignments to be dropped.

Step 4

Use the dropdown menu to select the assignment that will not be dropped. Select Add another assignment if you want to restrict multiple assignments from being dropped.

Select Save to save your settings and close the window.

Screenshot of adding another assignment to never be dropped.

In the gradebook, dropped assignments will appear gray with a lined pattern.

Screenshot of gray cells in the gradebook.

Note: For a more detailed explanation, follow this link https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2626

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