ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

6.6.5 External Assignments


External Assignment Setup

Figure 6.63: External Assignment Setup
The External Assignment feature is ideal for including student scores on assignments or exams completed outside of ALEKS. These assignments must be added to the Gradebook in the Gradebook Setup page.
External Assignments can be created in Gradebook Setup as follows (Fig. 6.63):
  1. Click on Add External Assignment in the External Assignment Category.
  2. Enter the name of the assignment.
  3. Adjust the assignment date if necessary.
  4. Assign a maximum score.
  5. Click on the Set Maximum Score button.
  6. Enter student scores either by typing or paste from a spreadsheet and click Save.
Instead of recording all non-ALEKS assignments in the catch-all External Assignments category with a single weighting, you can create an unlimited number of External Assignment categories, each with its own weight. New External Assignment categories can be created in Gradebook Setup as follows:
  1. Click on the Add New Row link in the Gradebook External Assignment Category.
  2. Enter a name for the category.
  3. Assign an overall weight to the category and click Save.
If you wish to delete an external assignment category, either delete any assignments in the category, or set the category weight to zero.