Formative and Summative Assessments

Assessment settings provides instructors with the ability to differentiate between formative and summative assessment types. Formative assessments will not count toward student grades but will still appear in student progress reports and on their My Progress page. Summative assessments will count toward student grades/transcripts, and will still be included in student progress reports and on their My Progress page. 

Assessment settings can be set by clicking the Manage Settings link in an unassigned assignment tile on the Assignments tab of the Course page.


This will open a pop up window where you can choose an assessment type utilizing the Assessment Type picklist. After you have selecting an assessment type, remember to save your changes by clicking the Save button.


Note: While formative assignment scores will appear within the gradebook grid, however these will be excluded from the calculated average (displayed next to student name).

See our walkthrough video below.


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