To grade an assignment as extra credit:

  1. Go to the Gradebook.
  2. Click the Setup tab (top row of tabs).
  3. Click the Gradebook Setup tab (bottom row of tabs).
  4. In Actions column, click Edit associated with the assignment.
  5. Select Edit Settings.
  6. Under Parent Category, check box for Extra Credit.
  7. Select Save changes.

When assigning extra credit, students will receive credit for doing the assignment and will not be penalized for not completing it.