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Default Class Policies
Default Grading Scale
REQUIRED FIELDS (indicated by red type)
PAYING THE ANNUAL FEE
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please go to our homepage and click the offer for groups.
Paying the Annual Fee
We will begin to remind you to renew your annual subscription 30 days before
your account is due. After you renew, a year will be added to the date that
your next payment is due.
The next 10 fields are self descriptive.
Enter New Password
Alterting this field changes your current password to a new password.
For better securty, we recommend you change your password at least once a month.
The suggested minimum number of characters is 6,
and there is a maximum of 20 characters. The password is not case sensitive.
Confirm New Password
Retype the password you entered in the Enter New Password field above.
You use your Unlock Password when your account has been locked for an hour due to three
consecutive login failures.
For better securty, we recommend you change your Unlock Password at least once a month.
The minimum number of characters is 6 and the maximum is 20. The Unlock password is not case sensitive.
Confirm Unlock Password
Retype the password you entered in the Enter New Password field above.
Pop Up Access Log
Use this option to make the system pop up your Access Log
when it finds failed login attempts within the number of hours you specify. Enter a zero to
make the system never pop up the Access Log.
Enable Save Reminder.
By default, the Enable Save Reminder box is checked when you sign up. When the Enable Save Reminder box
is checked, you receive a warning every time you edit a screen and forget to click the Save button
before clicking a link to go to another page.
If the Enable Save Reminder box is unchecked, you do not receive a warning every time you edit a screen and forget to click the Save button
before clicking a link to go to another page. If you have the latest version of your favorite browser and some of the pages are still loading too slowly for your taste, you might
want to consider unchecking the Enable Save Reminder box to see if it speeds them up for you. If unchecking the Enable Save Reminder box does not speed up the screens, it most likely means that your network connection is not fast enough.
Enable Enhanced Editor.
By default, the Enable Enhanced Editor box is checked when you sign up. When the Enable Enhanced Editor box
is checked and you are using a Windows operating system, you are able to more easily enter rich text in fields such as the assignment descriptions.
The downside of having the Enhanced Editor turned on is that the pages that use them such as the Scores By Assignment and Class screen can load noticeably slower if
your computer is not very fast or you are using an older browser.
If the Enable Enhanced Editor box is unchecked, you will see a standard text area field with no editing buttons in the Class policies and other places where
you can enter a lot of text such as the assignment descriptions. If you have a Windows operating system and the latest version of your favorite browser and
pages are loading too slowly for your taste, you might want to consider unchecking the Enable Enhanced Editor box to see if it speeds them up for you. If unchecking
the Enable Enhanced Editor box does not speed up the screens, it most likely means that your network connection
is not fast enough.
Email Notice During Login
If this box is checked, you will receive an email notice whenever someone attempts to access your account even
if the attempt was successful. If this box is not checked, you only receive an email notice when a
failed attempt to access your account is recorded.
New User Guide
Click on the check box next to this preference if you want to use the wizard when setting up each new class.
This option is meant for teachers who are new to MyGradeBook or do not typically
use the copy button in the Class screen. When the
New User Guide option is enabled, you get extra help message near the top of each screen
to guide you through the basic steps taken by most teachers when they setup up a new class:
Create a class -
Click the Class tab to load the Class screen and then use the add or
Define grading periods -
Hold your mouse pointer over the Class tab until the sub menu is shown and then click the
Grading Periods link.
Update categories -
Click the Categories tab to load the Categories screen and if necessary edit the default
set of categories your class was given.
Add an assignment -
Click the Assignments tab to load the Assignments screen and add one or more assignments.
Add students and assign passwords -
Click the Students tab to load the Students screen and add one or more students. Use
the new passwords button or manually enter passwords.
Display "All grading periods" option in the Grading Periods drop down to parents and students when they login.
Click on the check box next to this preference if you want students and parents to see an "All grading periods" option in the Grading Periods drop down when they login.
By default, this option is not checked since the concept of an "Overall Grade" is alien to most classes that use grading periods.
This option is only relevant if your class uses Grading Periods.
Show the students name when parents and students are viewing their grading summary
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate whether or not you want
parents and the student to see student names when they login and view their grading summary.
By default, they cannot see the name of the student.
Show your email address to parents and students who are viewing their grading summary
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate that parents and the student can
see your email address when they login. By default, they can not see your email address.
Show Student Rank in reports
Click on the check box next to this preference to enable the
student's rank in the class to display in the reports that can show student rank.
By default, rankings are not shown.
**Note** Student rankings are automatically suppressed in reports and screens for elementary classes
regardless of the preference you indicate in the My Account screen.
Show Student VS Class report to parents and students who are viewing their grading summary
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate whether parents and students
can or can not see the Student Vs. Class report when they login.
By default, the Student Vs. Class report is suppressed. Elementary teachers rarely enable this option.
Show percentages and weights to students and parents when they login
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate whether or not you want students and parents
to see percentages and weights when they login to view their grades and assignments.
Elementary teachers usually uncheck this preference.
Related information: Use the class grading scale to suppress the display of computed letter grades.
Show Low Scores report to parents and students when they login
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate whether or not
you want the Low Scores report to display in your students' accounts
when they login to view their grades.
Default number of points for new assignments
When you click the add button in the Assignment screen, the
points column is prefilled with a number based on the value in this field.
Screen shown when Scores tab is clicked
When you just click the Scores tab instead of waiting a second and chooising a specific screen,
the screen displayed is based on the value in this field.
Decimal places to show in percentages
Use this field to specify how many decimal places to show when percentages are displayed in reports and screens. This
setting affects the numeber of decimal places shown in percentages when you and your student/parents access
Selecting your language/country only affects the date format.
Changing your time zone affects the values displayed and used for the dates and times in your account.
Changing your time zone does not affect date formatting. Use the Language/Country drop down if you want to use a different date format.
DEFAULT CLASS POLICIES
Use this field to enter any default policies that you want to use when you create a new class. Entering policies in this
screen does affect the policies in your existing classes. If you want to change the policies in your existing classes,
go to the Class Policies screen. If you have defined policies for a class, the parents and the student
can see the policies when they go to the Class Information report.
DEFAULT GRADING SCALE
The grading scale you define in the My Account screen is used to set the initial grading scale
values for each new class you add. If you have the New User Guide enabled, you will normally have no use for this section
because whenever you add a class through the New User Guide, the grading scale is automatically
saved as the default for your next class.
If you want to adjust the grading scale for your existing classes, go to the Class screen where you can
set the grading scale for the currently selected class and other classes at the same time.
For details about the grading scale, please go to the Grading Scale section of the Class help screen.