Turnitin Instructor Handbook: 122
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Chapter 5: GradeBook
Section: Dropping Grades
The scale pages shows all of the instructor’s assignments and entries along with the
assignment point values. The natural value column shows the value of the assignment
without scaling. For example, if the GradeBook shows four assignments each with a
100 point value, the natural value of each would be 25%.
To increase or decrease value of an assignment, enter a new value in the scaled value
ﬁeld. Make sure the values total to 100% by the end of the class. To view the new
scaled grades, click on submit to be returned to the main GradeBook view where the
scaled values are now displayed.
Warning: Scaling grades does not change the point values of assignments.
Scaling grades creates new values for assignments relative to each other
and the total value of all assignments in the class. These relative values are
reﬂected in the total percentage and ﬁnal grades only.
The GradeBook will now display grades based on the new scaled values entered by
the instructor. To view the grades based on their natural value, click the scaling:
hide link. Changes can be made to scaled values by returning to the scale tab and
adjusting the grading scale.
An instructor can automatically drop the lowest grade for all students in a class.
To drop the lowest grade, go to the scale page and from the drop down menu labeled
drop lowest grade for all students? select yes.