How do I manage domain-level Grading Periods?

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Grading Periods can be set up in two ways:

  • You can set up course-level Grading Periods.
  • System admins can set up domain Grading Periods for your courses to use. To do so, they must define a school year for the domain, create Grading Periods within that school year, and then select the current year and Grading Period for the domain. When you create a new course in that domain, it will automatically use these settings. This article explains how to manage domain-level Gading Periods.

You will see a dropdown menu in the toolbar of the following screens where you can filter the content shown according to Grading Period:

  • Gradebook (Some domains include the option to see a Course Score as well as the Grading Period score; the Course Score is calculated by rolling up all of the Grading Period scores in a course into one overall score.)
  • People
  • Editor

Select All Periods to include non-gradable activities.

Manage domain-level Grading Periods

To review and manage these settings:

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. Review and/or change the selected School year using the dropdown in the course details card. If you choose to leave this dropdown blank, your course cannot be aligned with the domain-level Grading Periods.
  1. Scroll to the Grading periods card to:
  2. Save changes.

Add and/or delete Grading Periods?

You are able to add and/or delete additional Grading Periods to your courses if you want. For best results, use only one of the following two approaches:

Disable alignment with domain-level Grading Periods and create your own

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. Open the School year dropdown and select the blank top option.

Map activities/folders to specific domain-level Grading Periods

In order to take advantage of domain-level Grading Periods, you must map activities and folders in your course to them.

To map activities to specific Grading Periods:

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Choose the desired Grading Period from the dropdown in the the toolbar. If you don't see the dropdown, make sure you have Grading Periods turned on for your course.
  3. Add the desired activities or folders.

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