Dropping the Lowest Grade in a Moodle Gradebook Category

You can set a grade category to drop the lowest grade. For example, if you have a grade category “Homework” in your gradebook, you can elect to drop up to the lowest 20 items in the category.

NOTE: Drop the lowest only works when all items inside a category are the same point value.

Step 1: From within your course open your grade book by selecting Grades from the Course management pop-up menu. Select the Setup tab and make sure Gradebook setup is the secondary tab.

Step 2: For the category you would like to drop the lowest grades, click the Edit drop down menu located to the right of the category in the Actions column and select Edit settings.
Editing a Grade CategoryStep 3: Under the Grade category settings, click the Show more… link.
Select "More" from Grade CategoryStep 4: Under Drop the lowest, type in the number of lowest grades to drop. When finished, click the Save changes button at the bottom of the page.
Drop the Lowest

For Moodle help, contact the NMC Technology Helpdesk at 231-995-3020

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