# Creating Weighted Calculations

**This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.**

**If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.**

## Note - this article is not for the Overall Grade Setup.

For information on setting up the Overall Grade, please see the following article:

Overall Grade Column - Explanation and Set Up

## About Weighted Calculations

A weighted calculation generates a grade based on the result of selected graded items, categories, other calculations, and their respective percentages. You can use normal arithmetic operations to create the weighting you need.

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## Creating a Weighted Calculation

For example, if you have four tests and one final test, you can weight each for a "Weighted Tests" calculation.

Select tests individually from the **Variable **menu and select **Value** to add the percentage for each test, such as .15. **Add the operators needed** such as Multiply and Add.

Basic formula:

Test 1 x .15 + Test 2 x .15 + Test 3 x .15 + Test 4 x .15 + Final Exam x .40

You can include parentheses in this example if you want:

(Test 1 x .15) + (Test 2 x .15) + (Test 3 x .15) + (Test 4 x .15) + (Final Exam x .40)

The calculation is valid either way and produces the same result.

In the Gradebook, **List View**, select the calculation to view each student's calculated grade or access the student grid view and navigate to the column.