In this lesson, you will review how to set your course grading policy in Skedula. As a teacher it is important to set up your Grading Categories and Marking Periods before you begin using the system. Your school's Skedula administrator may have set this up for you beforehand. It is advisable to confirm before you use your gradebook.
Where to Start
Go to the "Settings" tab on the left then "Course Categories"
Select the Course you wish to edit under the "Select a Course" drop-down menu. As a teacher you will see a list of all your Courses
Choose your Average Calculation Routine from the drop down menu. Skedula can create your gradebook averages with two methods, "Points" or "Averages"
See below for a detailed explanation of the differences between both routines.
The notable difference between both methods is the weighting of point values.
The Points Method has Test 1 (50pts) weighted half as much of Test 2 (100pts).
The Average Method calculates both Test 1 (50pts) and Test 2 (100pts) equivalent in weight
Set your Grading Policy. When deciding your Categories, your Categories can be weighted or unweighted by checking the "Use Weighted Categories" selection.
Note: When using Weighted Categories, the totality of the categories must add to 100%.
By checking the "Drop Lowest Grade" box next to a category, Skedula will automatically drop the lowest grade in that category for the given Marking Period
To add a category, type in the blank space below the last category
Add/Remove Marking Periods for the term by clicking the buttons provided.
Your categories will duplicate as you add Marking Periods
If you would like to create a cumulative average within Marking Periods click. the check boxes provided.
To create a term or yearly average create an additional Marking Period and set it to be cumulative of all prior Marking Periods
Save your settings by clicking the "Save To..." button at the top or bottom of the page
Check off all courses that should have this grading policy.
Use the "Select: All" option to assign to a entire course list.
Click "Apply Changes" at the top of the screen once finished.
To see all of the other features available in Skedula, see the lessons in the chapter IO Classroom, Classroom Teacher.