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**How to change Category Weights**

**Default category weights are shown in the image below.**

- To change the value of one or more category weights, see steps 1 through 4 below – make sure the sum of all category weights is 100%.
- If you do not plan on using all four Effort Categories, change the weight of any category you are not using to 0% and adjust the remaining category weights so that the total is 100%.
**Categories that are set to 0% will be removed from reporting tables in your Teacher Dashboard and Student Portals.**

** Example**: Mr. Rose wants to start using E4Effort with just the Participation and On Task categories. He will need to set the weights of Ready and Behavior to 0% and adjust Participation and On Task weights to percentages that sum to 100%.

Mr. Rose can start using the Ready and/or Behavior categories at any time by changing their weights from 0% to the desired percentage and adjusting all active category weights to sum to 100%.

**To adjust category weights:**

**Step 1** Sign In to your Teacher Dashboard and select *Setup* from the side panel and then *Category Weights.*

** Step 2** Select the “Edit” button for the category you wish to change,

** Step 3** Edit the

*Score Weight*to the desired percentage and click the

*Save*button,

** Step 4** Repeat steps 1 through 3 for other category weights that you wish to adjust,

** Step 5** Check to make sure that the sum of all category weights is 100%.

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- Creating Courses
- Adding Students to Courses
- Change student schedules – Regular acct.
- Update class rosters – Clever-synced acct.
- Create a new Term
- Change Category Weights
- Forgot password /change email or password
- Manage your subscription

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