This article explains how to setup grade schemes in a course. A grade scheme is a way of organizing user performance on grade items into levels of achievement. Each grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels and each achievement level has its own range of acceptable grades and a symbol (numeric value, letter, text description) to represent it. KU uses the default percentage grade scheme, but you can also create your own to fit your course grading.


Grade Scheme Examples

Letter: A, B, C
Percentage: 100%, 90%, 70%
Numeric: 4.0, 3.0, 2.0
Text: Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, Below Expectations


Setting up Grade Schemes for your course

On the Grades page, select the “Schemes” tab at the top of the page. Click “New Scheme.”


Enter a name for the scheme. Then define your ranges. Once all ranges have been identified, click “Save and Close.”
Symbol: Enter the symbol to display in the “Symbol” column (A, B, C; 4.0, 3.0; etc.)

Start %: Type the lowest grade to include in the range. Note: The first range always starts a 0%.

Color: Set the color, if desired, that will be associated with the symbol.

Assigned Value %: Enter the numeric grade you want users to receive when they are evaluated using the grade scheme. If a value is not assigned, the start percentage is used as the default.

To add additional ranges, enter the number of ranges you need to add and click “Add Ranges.” To delete a range, click the respective trashcan icon.


Managing Grade Schemes

To edit a grade scheme, click on the name of the grade scheme.

Note: You cannot edit the properties of grade schemes currently in use.

To set a grade scheme as the course default, enable the check mark in the “Set As Default” column. The current default scheme will show a green check mark.


To copy a grade scheme, click “More Actions” and choose “Copy.”

To delete a grade scheme, click “More Actions” and choose “Delete.”

Note: You cannot delete a grade scheme that is currently in use. You cannot delete “Organization Schemes.”