Extra Credit on an Assignment

In Brightspace, there are a several ways you can award extra credit to students with an assignment.

This document will cover:

  • How to create an extra credit assignment (bonus item)
  • How to set your grade book to reflect the extra credit

How do I award extra credit for assignments?

1. From the course navigation bar, click Grades and then click Manage Grades.

Grades, manage grades

2. Locate and click the name of the grade item for which you are looking to award extra credit.

3. Scroll down to the Grading section and check the Bonus box.

4. Click Save and Close.

Save and close

Set Your Grade Book to Reflect the Extra Credit

1. If a grade item with Bonus checked is part of a grade book category, you will want to, from Manage Grades, click the name of the category, check the Can Exceed option (for a points-based grade book) or the Allow category grade to exceed category weight option (for a weighted grade book), and click Save and Close.

2. If you have grade items in your grade book with the Bonus option checked, you will want to, from Manage Grades, click the name of the Final Calculated Grade, check the Can Exceed, and click Save and Close.

Click "Can Exceed"


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