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How do I create multiple grading periods within one course?

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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!

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

Create separate grading periods, so you can easily divide grades by date range without building additional courses in Buzz.

Enable grading periods in your course

  1. Open the Editor tool using the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar and select the Gradebook tab.
  3. In the Grading Periods section, check the Use Grading Periods box. From here, you can:
    • Give each grading period a name; it may be useful to include date ranges.
    • Assign each grading period a grading weight. This number determines the relative impact each period has on the overall grade; if each period should have equal impact, assign the same number to each.  
    • Add grading periods.
    • Remove grading periods by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon next to each.
    • Use the up and down arrows to manage the period order.
  4. Save.
Enable grading periods in your course

Assign activities to grading periods

Once you've enabled grading periods, use the activity editors to assign activities to them.

  1. Open the Editor tool, select the desired activity, and click the pencil (edit) icon.
  2. Check the Gradable box in the Gradebook tab and select the desired period from the Period dropdown.
  3. Save.
Assign activities to grading periods

Additional articles

Tips

  • Only gradable activities can be assigned to grading periods.
  • Once you've assigned activities to specific grading periods, you can filter them by period in the Performance tool's Gradebook.
New UI

Create separate grading periods, so you can easily divide grades by date range without building additional courses in Buzz.

Enable grading periods in your course

  1.  Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. In the Grading Periods card, check the Use Grading Periods box. From here, you can:
    • Give each grading period a name; it may be useful to include date ranges.
    • Assign each grading period a grading weight. This number determines the relative impact each period has on the overall grade; if each period should have equal impact, assign the same number to each.  
    • Add grading periods.
    • Remove grading periods by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon next to each.
    • Use the up and down arrows to manage the period order.
  2. Save.
Enable grading periods in your course

Assign activities to grading periods

Once you've enabled grading periods, use the activity editors to assign activities to them.

  1. Open the Editor tool, select the desired activity, and click the pencil (edit) icon.
  2. Check the Gradable box in the Gradebook tab and select the desired period from the Period dropdown.
  3. Save.
Assign activities to grading periods

Additional articles

Tips

  • Only gradable activities can be assigned to grading periods.
  • Once you've assigned activities to specific grading periods, you can filter them by period in the Gradebook tool's Grades screen.

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Melissa Lambrecht
This tool is so great!!! Is there a way to pull one period at a time down into a csv or excel?
Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member
Melissa, you can export the Gradebook (csv). When exporting, under "Activity Selection" you can choose which periods you want to include in the export. By default, all periods are selected.
Melissa Lambrecht
Thank you! :) That solution was quick and easy!
Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member
You're welcome, Melissa. Let us know if you need any more information. Happy learning!
Anne Webb

crazy.....I have no Grading Periods Card in on of my courses.  Any suggestions?

 

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Anne, I am assuming that your school is using the new Buzz UI. In the new Buzz UI, administrators can choose which tools are available (such as Grading Periods) to their teachers. It is possible that it has been disabled for your school.

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