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Scales are a way to measure or evaluate students’ performance. Scales can be created with text (verbose scales) or numbers, which may or may not be symbolic of percentage ranges, to inform students, parents, administrators, or supervisors of student accomplishments.

Course administration > Grades > Scales

You can add and edit scales.

Standard scales that have not been used in a course, can only be edited by site administrators by default.

Create a scale

  1. Enter the name for the scale.
  2. If Standard scale is checked the scale will be available site-wide, for all courses. Standard scales can only be created by site administrators by default.
  3. Create the scale in list form, starting from negative moving to positive separated by commas. For example: Poor, Below Average, Average, Above Average, Good, Excellent. Adding one option allows you to create a “Like” scale similar to Facebook or a “Useful” scale similar to that on
  4. Create a description of the scale.
  5. Click Save changes.