edX launched a new and improved Progress page experience in 2021. In some select courses, the Progress page may still show the legacy Progress experience.
- What's new?
- Why are some sections locked or inaccessible?
- What's the weighted grade?
- Comparison: Old vs New
- Why doesn't Course Completion show 100%?
- Course Completion chart represents all course content completed, both graded and ungraded
- Grades bar chart displays the current weighted grade compared to the grade required to pass the course and receive the certificate
- Message confirming whether you've passed or not
- Grade Summary shows all assignment types and their weights in a table
- Detailed Grades list each graded assignment in the course and the score earned, just like the outline below the old Progress chart.
- Certificate Status tells you whether you've earned the certificate yet or not.
Here's a preview for verified track learners:
Here's a preview for audit track learners:
Graded assignments show as locked and inaccessible on the Progress page in the free audit track. You may upgrade to the verified track to unlock these features. You can read more about the free audit track here.
What's the weighted grade?
The weighted grade means the same thing that the Total bar on the old Progress chart communicated: your total score in the course based on the assignments you've completed so far.
On the old Progress chart, your total score is indicated by the Total bar on the far right of the chart.
On the new Progress page, this same score is indicated on the Grades bar by Your current grade. It's also indicated on the Grade summary table across from Your current weighted grade summary.
Course Completion Chart
This radius chart represents how much of the course content you have completed - that is, the content that's received a green checkmark. That's not just graded assignments, but also readings, videos, or practice assignments.
As you can see from this example, you don't need to have 100% of the course content marked as completed in order to earn the certificate - you just need to earn a passing score from the graded assignments.
Note: if you're in an instructor-paced course, some content may not yet be released. (How do I know if my course is instructor-paced?)
Grades Bar Chart
This chart shows the minimum passing grade on the bottom and your current grade on top. A message below indicates whether you've passed the course or not at this time. The more assignments you complete in the course, the more points you earn, the higher this score will grow.
Grades Summary Table
This table makes it clear how your final grade is calculated in the course. It names each assignment type, its weight, the score in that assignment type, and its weighted grade.
What does weight mean?
Weight means the percentage that an assignment's score counts towards the total score.
For example, let's say that homework assignments are worth 50% of the total score, and the Final Exam is worth the other 50%. If you complete all the homework assignments with a perfect score of 100%, your weighted score will be 50%. You would need to complete the Final Exam to increase your score past that 50%.
Just like the old Progress page, the Detailed Grades table outlines each graded assignment chronologically by course section with the learner's corresponding score. The title of each graded assignment links to the page where you can find that assignment.
Unlike the old Progress page, it does not show scores earned on Practice problems.
This new feature lets you know whether your certificate is available based on your Progress score and enrollment track. If your certificate is available, it includes a link View my Certificate to view it.
It makes it clear that your certificate may not be available if:
- you haven't passed the course
- the certificate is not yet available because it's an instructor-paced course
- you haven't upgraded to the verified track
- you don't have approved photos for photo ID verification
If there is no certificate option in this course, this feature does not display.
Comparison: Old vs New
|New Progress Page
|Legacy Progress Page
|only when passing
|Total score (Weighted score)
|Links to assignments
|Graded assignment score details
|Practice assignment score details