Decision #2 – How about categories? Will you use categories for your assignments?
Back at the Manage -> Gradebook page, now choose Categories (on the right side).
Now you are ready to add your categories so click the Add New button. A window will pop open where you then add the title of the category and other information such as whether to use all assignments or to drop the lowest, etc.
NOTE: In general, categories behave similarly whether you select the percentage or the points grade book.
If you choose percentage, it is an option to set the categories as a percent of the total grade.
If you choose points, the categories will figure (but not affect) what percentage of grades each category represents.