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How do I manage domain-level Grading Periods?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

The features covered in this article are only included in the new Buzz UI. If you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

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.

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

  • Activities
  • 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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RCSD eLearning Team

Does this allow for assignments to be automatically be put into the correct grading periods based on the due date for that assignment?  Meaning if the domain-level grading periods are set, the teacher uses them in the course settings, and then assigns dues dates to the assignments, will those assignments automatically match that due date with the grading period it falls into?  Thank you.  

Scott Taylor
  • Agilix team member

Hello,

The due date will not automatically match the activity with the grading period the date falls within. The default grading period for items in a course aligned to the domain-level grading periods will be the period set as the current domain period. If a different period is desired it will have to be selected in the drop down in the activity settings.

RCSD eLearning Team

Thank you.  It sure would be nice if you could make this enhancement as then teachers would not have to set two things - they could just set the due date and have that automatically set the grading period.  Thanks.

Scott Taylor
  • Agilix team member

Thank you for the feedback, we'll keep that in mind with other possible future developments.

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