COSC1337 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.

The original plan looked like this:

  • Homework (10 @ 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%

In the final analysis, we did this:

  • Homeworks (4 @ 10 each)
  • Individual Labs: 1,2,3,5 (4 @ 30 each)
  • Group Labs: 4,5,6,7 (4 * 30 each)
  • Exams (2 @ 150 each)
  • Attendance: 100

The total you should see on Blackboard is 680 points.

Based on the number of projects we worked in each category, here is the weighting I am going to use:

  • Homework = 5%
  • Individual Labs: 30%
  • Group Labs: 30%
  • Exams : 30%
  • Attendance: 5%

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.

Here is the formula I am using to convert your Blackboard numbers to a final grade:

  • HWtotal * 0.125
  • IndLabTotal * 0.25
  • GroupLab Total * 0.25
  • ExamTotal * 0.1
  • Attendance * 0.05

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