On the screen teachers can define Categories for assignments, like Homework, Tests & Quizzes, Participation, etc.
(System admins may define defaults on the screen.)
Categories may be different for each subject if you uncheck "Apply to all classes".
To grade things like reading fluency, vocabulary, spelling, specific math skills, behavior, etc., use the Standards feature instead of Categories.
Note: If a student has no scores yet in a Category, that category is ignored, and the other categories will appear to have more weight because they must expand to fill that gap. See Weights.
Note: With weighted categories, the assignment points in one category may be worth more or less than points in other categories, so they cannot be added together to show a total number of points.
The screen is where you set the Category menu for each assignment.
Uncheck "Apply to all classes/subjects".
Different sections of the same course/subject always use the same categories, even if you uncheck "Apply to all classes", so they can share assignments and transfer grades between sections. But it does let you set different weights in each class.