I need to set up my gradebook, but I don’t know if I use weighted categories or points.
Grading with weighted categories is when there are multiple categories, and each of the categories carries a specific percentage of the total grade (exams = 25%, project = 30%, homework = 20%, participation = 25%).
View the step-by-step Sakai 11 Gradebook "Weighted Categories" PDF guide.
Grading with points is when all coursework is worth a set number of points (1000), and each assignment is worth a portion (case study one = 25 points, midterm = 150 points, etc.).
View the step-by-step Sakai 11 Gradebook "Points-based" PDF guide.
As of Spring 2018, Gradebook is now the default grading tool in Sakai. Gradebook2 will be retired from the Sakai system Fall 2018.
For the Spring 2018 semester, faculty do have the option to use Gradebook2, but it will need to be added to course sites manually
(Site Info > Manage Tools). ITDP is encouraging the use of Gradebook.
Rolling over course content and archiving grade content:
How do I copy from Gradebook2 to Gradebook in Sakai?
How do I copy Gradebook from One Course to Another in Sakai?
How do I export from Gradebook2 (or Gradebook) to Excel for backup and addional functionality?
Cyberfriar is the official system to record grades and Sakai Gradebook doesn’t not communicate with CyberFriar. See Faculty Online Grading Procedures.