Collections
The collections tool allows you to group multiple assessments together in a course gradebook assessment list allowing for quick review of learner performance (e.g., all quizzes will show up beside each other).
  • Create the required assessments.
  • Tick the small boxes beside the assessments you want to add to a collection.
  • Click on “Add to Collection” at the bottom of the gradebook screen.
  • Provide a title and optional description for the collection.
  • Set the grading scale as necessary.
  • Set how to display grades for the collection to the learner.
  • Click '+Add to Collection'.
  • The collection will now display on the Assessments list.
  • To add additional assessments to an existing collection, tick the small box to the left of the assessments you want to add. Click on Add to Collection. Under Assessment Collection use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate collection title and click Add to Collection.
To deleted a collection, tick the small box beside the collection name and then click the red “Empty Collection” button at the bottom of the page.

Weighted Collections

Weighted Collections gives users the opportunity to create provide a total course weight for a selection of assessments (e.g. all quizzes will be worth a total of 20%) and then have Elentra automatically calculate the weight of individual assessments based on the total weight of the collection.
This development was initially designed to support schools using point totals (numeric grades) as the basis for multiple assessments.
  • Create the required assessments.
  • Tick the small boxes beside the assessments you want to add to a collection.
  • Click 'Add to Collection' at the bottom of the gradebook screen.
  • Provide a title and optional description for the collection.
  • Set the grading scale as necessary.
  • Set how to display grades for the collection to the learner.
  • Check the "This Collection is Weighted" option which will open additional options. Complete the information, noting the following:
    • Total Weight of the Collection in Course Gradebook: This should reflect how much you want this collection to be worth in the total gradebook (e.g. all quizzes will be worth a total 20% of the course gradebook)
    • Distribute Weight of Assessments Using: This allows you to specify how you'd like to calculate the weights on individual assessments added to the collection. The options are Numeric Points or Percentage.
      • If you select numeric points, you'll initially see the existing points total and weight for each assessment. When you enter a total weight for the collection, the weight of each individual assessment will automatically adjust.
      • If you select percentage, you'll initially see the original percentages assigned to each assessment. If you enter a total weight for the collection, you will need to change the weight of each assessment to total 100%. The Assessment Weight in the Course Gradebook will automatically be calculated.
  • Gradebook Assessments in Collection:
    • Numeric Points: You can adjust the points assigned to any assessment in the collection. This will override the previously entered points total.
    • Percentage: You can adjust the percentages which will override the percentage weights entered when creating the original assessment.
  • Click '+Add to Collection'.
  • The collection will now display on the Assessments list. The weight column will show the total collection weight beside the collection name and the weight within a collection for each individual assessment.
Sample Gradebook without Collections
Sample Gradebook with Weighted Collections
Note that Elentra allows a gradebook to have a total weight of more than 100%. Especially when using weighted collections, ensure your gradebook total weight is what you want it to be.

Editing an Existing Collection

  • To edit an existing collection, click the pencil icon in the edit column to the right of the collection name.
  • It is only by editing assessments through the collection that you can change the numeric points or percentage and have it reflected in the collection. If you edit an individual assessment that is part of a collection, you can modify the points, but the weight will not automatically adjust.
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