COSC1336 Grade Calculations

My gradebook (just an Excel Spreadsheet) is all set up to calculate the final grades for this course. I try to respect the scheme published in the Syllabus you got on the first day of class, but things are a bit different now. We actually have the following items to consider for the final grade:

  • Homework (2 @ 10 points each) - 15%
  • Labs (12 @ 30 points each) - 36%
  • Exams (2 @ 150 points each) - 30%
  • Group Project (1 @ 150 points) - 15%
  • Attendance (Entered at 100 points on BB) - 4%

Since we did so few homework assignments, I am going to lower the homework part of the grade to 5%, raise Labs to 40%, and set Attendance to 10%. As always, I reserve the right to adjust things a bit based on my assessment of your actual performance in the class.

Blackboard Score Conversion

..warning:

You cannot just look at the Blackboard Total and figure out a grade from
that. You must apply the formula below to calculate the final grade.

The maximum number of points you could see on Blackboard is 930. Here is the formula I am using to convert your Blackboard numbers to a final grade:

  • HWtotal * 0.25
  • LabTotal * 0.1111
  • ExamTotal * 0.1
  • Project * 0.1
  • Attendance * 0.1

That formula is working in Excel now, and my gradebook generates the number you should see in Blackboard.