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The Assignments screen is the fourth step/screen used in the 5 steps taken by most teachers when they create a new class. You should add at least one assignment before going to the next step.
The Assignments screen allows you to add, edit, delete and copy assignments. You can also use the "add and score" button to add and score an assignment at the same time.
Each category defined in the Categories Screen that does not have sub categories can have multiple projects or assignments associated with it. Each category you defined is available from the pull-down menu at the top of the form. Select the category you want then add, delete, modify, copy or move assignments in that category. If you do not see a category that fits an assignment you want to add, use the Categories Screen to add a new category before you add the assignment.
If your class has grading periods, all of the assignments for the currently selected grading period are shown. If your class does not have grading periods, you will see a "Only Display Current Assignments" check box below the Category drop down and if it is checked, you are only shown assignments that are due within the dates four weeks prior to and following the current date. If you check or uncheck the "Only Display Current Assignments" box, you need to click the Save button to make the screen redisplay the assignments that match your preference.
After you have finished modifying the assignment list, click the save button to update the list of assignments. You can then work on another category by selecting it from the pull-down menu.
REQUIRED FIELDS are indicated by red type
ASSIGNMENT FIELD DESCRIPTIONS
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Add and Score
The "add and score" button is displayed whenever you have a class and category selected. Clicking the "add and score" button takes you to the Scores by Assignment screen which lets you create and score a single assignment in one screen. The Scores by Assignment screen has its own "add and score" button so you can keep adding and scoring assignments without having to jump back and forth between the Assignments and Scores by Assignment screens.
When you click the add button, a new page appears that lists 5 empty assignments. Enter the information for the assignment(s) you are adding and click the save button. You can use your Tab key to quickly move to the next field and Alt-Tab to quickly move to the previous field. In addition, you can press the Enter key instead of clicking the save button.
Click in the check box to the left of the name of the assignment or assignments you want to delete. If you decide you do not want to delete a assignment, or have clicked on one by mistake, simply re-click the check box click the cancel button. Once satisfied with all you deletion selections, click the delete button.
After you click the delete button, a confirmation window opens that lists the assignments you selected for deletion. Select either to keep the assignments or delete the assignments.
If you have multiple classes that use the same assignments, you can save time by checking the boxes next to the assignments you want to copy and clicking the copy button.
After you click the copy button, you see a list of all classes that have not ended more than 45 days ago which contain a category with the same name as the category you are currently using. By default, all of the classes are checked. If you want to copy the assignments to all of the classes, just click the copy button. If there are any classes that should not receive a copy of the assignment, uncheck them before clicking the copy button.
Check the boxes next to the assignments that you want to change to a different category and then click the "change category" button. You will see a selection list of the other categories for the current class. Select a new category and again click the "change category" button.
EDITING AN ASSIGNMENT
Select the word in a field you want to change and type in the new value.
You can update as many fields as you want by repeating the process or tabbing between fields and making changes.
Click the save button to update your assignments.
You can modify the display options by checking or unchecking the options you want and clicking the save button.