Why is the Category Total blank for one of my categories?

One possibility is that you accidentally entered some grades into the Category Total column and then erased them. When you do that, an override flag gets set and then the totals won’t calculate. Here’s how to check, and fix it:

  1. Go to the Grader report view of the gradebook.
  2. Click the “Turn editing on” button for the gradebook. (There’s a separate one for the gradebook from the one on the main page.)
  3. Find the box for the problem category and the first student affected.
  4. Click on the icon of a gear *in that box*.
  5. See if the box marked “Overridden” (third line down) is checked. If it is, uncheck it.
  6. Repeat (4) and (5) for each student affected,

(Overridden grades are normally shaded a dark yellow in the grader report, which makes finding them much easier.)

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