# COSC2325 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 (8 @ 10 points each) - 10%
• Labs (4 @ 30 points each) - 36%
• Exams (2 @ 150 points each) - 30%
• Group Project (2 @ 100 points) - 20%
• Attendance (Entered at 100 points on BB) - 4%

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

• HWtotal * 0.125
• LabTotal * 0.3
• ExamTotal * 0.1
• ProjectTotal * 0.1
• Attendance * 0.04

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