As a Classroom Administrator you may set up the entire school with a uniform grading policy or manage specific courses one by one. It is important to set up marking periods and course categories at the beginning of the term so staff will follow the same policy throughout each term
Where to Start
To set marking periods, go to the Course Settings tab and click Course Categories.
Add Marking Periods and Course Categories
You can batch edit courses or make changes for one course at a time. To edit one at a time, choose a course from the Select a Course drop-down menu. To batch edit, leave the dropp-down menu set to the default.
To add your marking periods, click the Add Marking Period button.
The maximum number of marking periods per term is eight.
To add course categories, list each in the Category menu, along with the Percentage (weight).
Once you've created your categories, you can use the Lock Categories check box to prevent other users from making further changes.
If each of your schools terms consists of three marking periods, add a fourth marking period to produce a final cumulative average. Set the fourth marking period as cumulative of the prior three. This final marking period must have all categories included from the previous marking periods.
Save to Courses
When you've added all marking periods and categories, click the Save to... button to select the applicable courses.
Click the Apply Changes button after you've checked off all applicable courses to apply your changes.
Now that you have learned how to set marking periods and categories, read more about Setting Course Standards.