# Setting Percentages in the Gradebook

This article will demonstrate how to set Category and Assignment percentages in the Gradebook.

- Assignments are the actual graded activities, such as quiz, exam, paper, etc.
- Assignments are then housed within a Category.
- You can have as many Categories as you need.

**Path: Home > Courses > [Course Screen] > Assessment > Gradebook**

## Gradebook Percentages

The Gradebook percentages for both Assignments and Categories must always add up to 100%.

The Gradebook is continually calculating the delta between each setting established and the 100% maximum.

- Every time a new assignment is added that affects the percentage, the Gradebook must make adjustments to everything in the Category in order to ensure that everything adds up to 100%.
- The Gradebook performs micro-adjustments to make sure everything adds up to 100%; as the numbers change, they may not display as cleanly as you might expect.
- That is why setting them all at once is the recommended method.

- To set the percentage value of a Category, click the
**name**of the Category's link.

This opens to the Category Settings screen.

- Set all Category Percentages
- Set Percentages for all Assignments in Category

### (1) Set All Category Percentages

- Click
**Set all Category Percentages.**

- Each
**Category**must be assigned a percentage value. - Percentages must add up to 100.
- The
**Total Percentage**adds the numbers together as you type. - Click
**Save Settings**.

### (2) Setting Percentages for all Assignments

- Click
**Set Percentages for all Assignments in Category**

- The
**Total Percentage**field adds up the numbers as you type. - If the total exceeds 100%, Leo will notify you.
- Click
**Save Settings**to save and exit this screen..

If all the assignments in a Category are of **equal value,** you can leave the percentage boxes **blank** and Leo will automatically divide them equally.

- For example, if a Category contains 5 exams (assignments), and they are all weighted equally, if you leave the boxes blank, Leo will automatically divide the Category percentage (in this example, 100%) by 5 and assign each exam 20% as their individual value.

As long as the fields are left blank, the **Gradebook** will adjust the values appropriately each time an assignment is added or removed.

It works the same way if you want to specify a value for only one of the assignments.

- For example, if you know Exam 1 must have a value of 50%, but the other 4 exams are weighted equally, then the Gradebook will automatically split the difference to give the other 4 exams a value of 12.5%.

This same concept applies to **Categories** as well.