The total column is a type of calculated column that generates a grade based on the cumulative points earned, related to the points allowed. You can select which columns, grading periods, and categories are used in the calculation for a total column. You can change your selections at any time and the calculation updates automatically.
Note : A total column is created by default and appears in new courses. You can rename, change the settings, change which columns are included, or delete this default column.
Use the following steps to create a total column :
In the Grade Center, point to Create Calculated Column on the action bar.
Select Total Column.
On the Create Total Column page, type a brief, descriptive Column Name.
Optionally, type a Description.
Make a selection in the Primary Display drop-down list. The selection is the grade format shown in the Grade Center and to students on their My Grades pages.
Optionally, make a selection in the Secondary Display drop-down list.
7. In the Select Columns section, select what to include in the total column's calculation.
8. Calculate as Running Total: Click Yes to calculate as a running total.
NOTE: Running totals exempt cells that do not contain data.
9. Select the appropriate Option and click Submit.
For more information,see Creating Total columns.
January 30, 2015