Creating a Formula in the Grades Formula Editor

The Formula Editor enables you to define a formula that calculates a grade item’s value based on other grade items. When you create a formula you specify which grade items you want included in the formula and the relationships between them.

An example of a simple formula is one that calculates the sum of a number of grade items. A more complicated formula is one that drops the minimum or maximum value from a set of grade items.


  • If the Formula Editor is turned off at your organization, contact your site administration about getting access to this functionality.
  • The Formula Editor is only available on the New Item and Edit Item page for Formula grade items, and the Edit Calculated Final Grade page and Edit Adjusted Final Grade page for the Formula grading system.