# Weighting Activities Within a Category

This support page describes how to weight activities within a category. This is only necessary if you have more than one activity within a category. It also highlights how categories can be weighted.

Examples on this page

Many of the examples on this page are grade items but it is the same method for any activity which appears in the gradebook.

# Key information about weighting in Myplace

**Weightings are applied by Myplace as ratios.** Therefore, weighting two activities as 0.25 and 0.75 respectively will have the same effect as weighting them 25 and 75, or 1 and 3. As weightings are often expressed as a percentage of the whole class total in other documents, such as class handbooks, you may prefer to use those same whole numbers when applying weightings in the gradebook but it is up to you.

Weightings can be applied at a category and activity level. **The weighting applied to any activity will express its contribution to the total of the category it sits within.** For example:

Weighting categories within another category

Similarly, the weighting applied to categories will express their contribution to the total of the category they sit within.

The example above shows that the Coursework and Exam category totals contribute 50:50 to the Summative category total.