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It is best to add grade categories to the gradebook prior to grading any work, but you may have a few assignments and quizzes already created as shown in the gradebook pictured below. To add categories, click the Add Category button and then add each category you need by typing the category name and clicking Save.
After you have finished adding your categories, you can click on Edit Categories to arrange any assignments or quizzes into the appropriate categories.
When the new window opens, you can drag and drop assignments and quizzes into the correct category.
When you save and return to the gradebook, you should see that assignments are grouped by category and each category has a different color.
If not, click the Settings Icon in the top right of the gradebook, choose Gradebook Settings, and choose By Category as the sorting method.
Once you have categories set up, any time you create a new assignment or quiz, you will see a drop down that lets you select the appropriate category.