Selecting a category does not select the grade items that reside in it. If you delete a category, the grade items associated with it become independent grade items. 

You cannot delete grade items that are associated with another course object, such as a quiz, discussion topic, or assignment. To delete the item you must first remove the association. Click the Information icon for a grade item with an association to view details about where the item is used.

If you would like to proceed with removing Grade Items or Categories, follow the steps outlined below. 


  1. First, tap Grades from the top navbar and then select the Manage Grades tab below.
  2. Next, select the More Actions drop-down button and then choose Delete.
  3. Select the item/category you wish to delete by placing a check in the box left of the title and then press Delete.