Zeroes in the gradebook

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Wednesday January 31, 2024 at 11:51 AM

Hi everyone!

One quick note about your grades on iCollege. A few of you have noticed that you now have 0s for assignments that you haven’t turned in yet. Don’t worry! I just had iCollege update all the missing grades to 0 for the sake of more accurate grade calculation. Before today, if you checked your grades on iCollege, you’d be failing even if you turned in everything and got 100% on everything. That’s because the denominator was 930 points—the total number of points you can get this semester. But that’s inaccurate—we’ve only a handful of things so far (weekly check-ins 1, 2, 3, and problem set 1), so if you got the maximum score on those, you’d have a 60/930, or a 6.5% F. That’s not useful information! There’s no use including those in the denominator for now.

So now you should be able to see what your current grade is with the correct denominator (i.e. the points for everything from the beginning of the semester up to today, which is just 60 points), meaning the percentages you see are more accurate.

If you have a 0, don’t worry! Once you turn in past exercises the 0 will get replaced with the actual score. You can still turn in late work! The 0 is just a mathematical quirk to get iCollege to cooperate.