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Gradebook Setup for Teachers

Quickschools Gradebook can be easily customized based on user’s preference and needs. School administrators usually set up the default grading scale and categories for all teachers to use but teachers also have a way to customize these by themselves if allowed.

In this article, teachers will learn how to set up their own gradebooks. We’ll divide the settings in 3 parts:

  1. Display setting preferences
  2. Create your own categories
  3. Create your own grading scale

Gradebook Settings can be found on the far right of the Gradebook page. Just click on the gear icon, as illustrated below:

Display setting preferences

Each teacher has different needs, some teachers would want to arrange the grading columns by date while others prefer by category. We’ve listed each setting below and showed how the gradebook would look like if these were enabled.

Show letter grade

  • If you only use numeric grades, leave this unchecked.

Show class average

  • Shows the class’ grade average per column.

Format student names

  • Choose how to show the student names, by full name (First Last or Last, First convention) or by Nick Name. The options depend on how your school admin tracks the student names.

Show student number

  • Listed beside the student name

Column Ordering

  • Manual control (Rearrange your columns as you like)
  • By date (newest on the left)
  • By date (newewst on the right)
  • By column name
  • By category

Note: Formula and Final Grade columns will always appear on the rightmost side, at the end of all gradebook columns. If you want it to appear at the left beside the student names, select the setting “By date (newest on the left)” then drag the final grade column to the left > click save. Hidden columns should be cleared first before updating the column ordering.

Hide Columns

  • Hide columns within a specific date range.

To hide columns, enter the start and end dates on the field provided then click Save button.

Once done, there will be a note indicating how many columns from the specified date range were hidden. Click Show columns to view and Hide columns to re-hide them again.

Create your own Gradebook Categories

If allowed by the school admin, teachers can create their own gradebook categories in addition to Assignment, Quiz, and Test.

Use the "Edit your own categories" button to setup your courses' grading categories.

Click "Add New Grading Category" to create new, or click on an already-existing category to edit the name and description.

Once categories are setup, you can insert assignments and assessments within that category from the Add Column menu, as well configure Formulas to include the custom categories in their weighting.

Column and formulas using the new category work exactly the same as columns and formulas using your school's categories.

Create your own Grading Scale

If allowed by the school admin, teachers can create their own grading scale to change corresponding equivalent of letter grade to the numeric mark.

Teachers usually have multiple subjects assigned, and some subjects may have different grading scales. For example, one subject may have 90-100 as an A, and another may have 95-100 as an A. If you need different grading scales for different subjects or assignments, you can create and name unique scales on your own gradbook.

To create the new grading scale, click the Create New Scale.

You can name and describe the new grading scale and change the numeric values associated with each letter grade by filling in the fields with new numbers, and then clicking on the OK button.

By re-entering values in the table and clicking on the OK button, we have transformed the new row into a category for an A- grade, as shown below:

If you want to make changes to your custom grading scale, you can also do this from the Edit Gradebook Settings screen, by first selecting the relevant grading scale from the dropdown menu.

You can use this box to make changes to the numeric values for each grade in the scale, to add rows, or even to delete the grading scale entirely by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of the box. Be sure to click on the OK button after making modifications to your grading scale in order to save the changes.

When everything has been set up, you can now enter grades into your gradebooks, visit our Gradebook Basics (coming soon) for a step-by-step guide.

Additional set-up

Visit the related articles below to know more about these additional setup for teachers:


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