Creating a New Class
Modified on: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 3:43 PM
- Click the Classes tab on the left sidebar.
- Enter a “Class Title". This title is for internal use and will only be displayed to Teachers and Administrators.
- Enter a “Report Title". This title will display on Progress Reports and Report Cards, and is the default title for the class that parents and students will see when they log into Gradelink.
Select a primary Teacher for the class. If there is more than one staff member who requires access to a class, you can select additional staff members via the “Secondary Teachers” drop-down menu.
- Please keep in mind that all staff members with access to a class have equal access, and each will be able to edit the grade sheets and attendance. Please exercise caution when making any major changes.
- The “Period” drop-down menu allows you to select a time period of the day that the class takes place at. This is useful for higher grade levels, where students take specific classes at specific times of the day. This feature will also prevent students from being placed in two classes of the same period value unless overridden.
- The “Report Order” option determines in what order the class will display on Report Cards and Progress Reports. If two classes appearing on a Report Card possess identical Report Orders, they will be listed in alphabetical order.
- Select the “Term” or grading period that the class will fall under.
- The “Units/Credits” option will enable you to select how “valuable” a class is numerically. For example, a Math class might be worth 5 units, whereas a Music elective class might be worth 0 credits.
- You can enter a “Location” if you would like to specify where the Class takes place on campus.
- Select a “Class Type". These will vary dependent on the class and are entirely customizable. Default Class Types include “Standard”, “School Attendance”, and “Term Comments”, among others.
- Choose a “Grade Scale” for the class, but only if it’s a Standard Class Type. This option determines how students in this class will be graded (i.e., ABCDF, OGSN, etc.) based on individual assignment grades.
- If you are using a Custom Class Type, you can utilize the “Sub-Grades” menu to assign single whole grades in specific sub-sections.
- The “Grad. Category” section will allow you to select if a class will count towards a graduation requirement. These requirements can be customized according to your curriculum.
- Once you have completed creating your new Class, click the Add button to save your changes and update the class list.
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