If using FAWeb version 7.83 or higher:
  1. In Faculty Access for the Web, select Add grading scales from the Gradebook menu
  2. To create a new scale, click New
  3. On the New Grading Scale screen, enter the name
  4. Click OK
  5. In the Letter Grade column, enter all characters valid for assignments in the category you plan to associate with the grading scale.
    Notes: 
    • To add a check mark (BB144650), press Shift + \
    • The scale is limited to whole numbers, up to 3 numbers in length
    • You cannot use the characters M or X in a grading scale because these characters are reserved for teachers to indicate missing and exempt assignment grades (BB72969)
  6. In the Percent Value column, enter the percentage value of each character (from 0 to 999) to use when calculating category averages
    For example, you can create a scale with a maximum of 10 points to associate with your Homework category. You must define the percentage values of each included letter/symbol. If E equals 10 points, you enter 100 as the percent value for E (10 is 100% of the maximum points). If G equals 8 points, you enter 80 as the percent value for G (8 is 80% of the maximum points), etc.
  7. Click Save

If using FAWeb version 7.82 or lower: 
  1. In Faculty Access for the Web, select Gradebook
  2. Select the Setup tab, then select Grading Scales from the list on the left
  3. To create a new scale, click New
  4. On the New Grading Scale screen, enter the name
  5. Click OK
  6. In the Letter Grade column, enter all characters valid for assignments in the category you plan to associate with the grading scale
    Notes:
    • To add a check mark (BB144650), press Shift + \
    • The scale is limited to whole numbers, up to 3 numbers in length
    • You cannot use the characters M or X in a grading scale because these characters are reserved for teachers to indicate missing and exempt assignment grades (BB72969)
  7. In the Percent Value column, enter the percentage value of each character (from 0 to 999) to use when calculating category averages
    For example, you can create a scale with a maximum of 10 points to associate with your Homework category. You must define the percentage values of each included letter/symbol. If E equals 10 points, you enter 100 as the percent value for E (10 is 100% of the maximum points). If G equals 8 points, you enter 80 as the percent value for G (8 is 80% of the maximum points), etc.
  8. Click Save
Note: Grading scales should not be confused with translation tables. You define grading scales in Faculty Access for the Web and they are used to translate non-numeric assignment grades into numeric grades to calculate averages in the gradebook. You define translation tables in Registrars Office and they are used to translate marking column grades posted from Faculty Access for the Web, if applicable.  For more information, see What is the difference between grading scales and translation tables? (BB152234)