How to set up weighted grading categories in Microsoft Teams Assignments
Published 02, May 2023

Weighted grading categories in Microsoft Teams Assignments provide your students with an overall percentage grade based on the different weightings and different assignments that you can set.  

For example, you can set up homework as making up 20% of a student’s grade, quizzes as 30% and in-class assignments at 50%.

Did you know that you can set up grade weighting categories in Microsoft Teams Assignments? 

In this guide, Joe shows you: 

  • How to switch grade weighting on/off. 
  • How to set up and manage your weighted grading categories. 
  • How to view weighted grade insights for your whole class.
  • How to view weighted grade insights for an individual student.



How to switch on graded weighted categories in Microsoft Teams Assignments. 

  1. Head to Assignments in your selected Class Team. 
  2. Select the Assignment settings cog in the right-hand corner. 

Weighted Grading Categories in Microsoft Teams

3. Under Grade settings, switch the Weighted grading categories toggle “on”.

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How to set up weighted graded categories in Microsoft Teams Assignments.  

  1. Head to Assignments in your selected Class Team. 
  2. Select the Assignment settings cog in the right-hand corner. 

Weighted Grading Categories in Microsoft Teams

3. Under Grade settings, switch the Weighted grading categories toggle “on”. A window will open for you to manage your grading categories.

Weighted grading cats

4. Tap Add grading category. 

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5. Type a category name (e.g. Homework) and select a percentage (e.g. 30%). This would mean 30% of the student’s overall grade is made up of their homework grades.  

Weighted Grading Categories in Microsoft Teams

Tip

Percentages must add up to 100%.



6. Tap Save to save your grading categories.  

7. Next time you create a new assignment in Teams, you can select a Grading category. 

MS Teams weighted grading

Tip

If you wish to set an assignment that doesn’t go towards a student’s final grade, leave the Points section blank when you’re creating the assignment in Teams.

 

How to edit weighted graded categories in Microsoft Teams Assignments.

  1. Head to Assignments in your selected Class Team.
  2. Select the Assignment settings cog in the right-hand corner. 

Weighted Grading Categories in Microsoft Teams

3. Under Grade settings, select Manage grading categories next to Weighted grading categories. A window will open for you to manage your grading categories. 

4. From here, you can alter the names and percentages of your grading categories, as well as add and remove categories.  

5. Tap Save to save these grading categories.  

View weighted grading insights for assignments for your whole class. 

  1. Go to Insights in your Class Team. 
  2. Select Assignments.

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3. Scroll down to Average grade and select Grading categories. 

As you can see from this example, this class did slightly better overall on the quiz than on the homework.  

Weighted Grading Categories in Microsoft Teams

View weighted grade insights for an individual student. 

  1.  Go to Insights in your Class Team. 
  2. Select Assignments. 
  3. Use the search bar to search for the name of your student. 

From here, you can see the student’s grades compared with the rest of the class, their average grade and their weighted grading categories.  

In this example, this student did slightly better in their homework than the quiz, and their overall grade is 75.4%.  

Weighted Grading Categories in Microsoft Teams

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