Gradebook: Gradebook Templates

Your district may have applied a Gradebook template to all gradebooks in your school or for particular courses that you teach. The template may populate assignment categories as well as specific assignments into your Gradebook. Your district may allow or restrict teachers from adding additional categories and assignments to the Gradebook, and may allow or restrict teachers from modifying and deleting the categories and assignments populated by the template.

Using the Gradebook with a Gradebook Template

If your district has applied a Gradebook template to your Gradebook, the title of the template will display at the bottom-left of the screen when viewing the Category or Assignment tab.

Gradebook

The categories and assignments from the template will be displayed in your Gradebook. At times, the district may sync the template with your Gradebook, and so your Gradebook will be updated with any changes the district made to the categories and assignments from the template.

If the template prevents teachers from adding additional categories, "Locked by Template" will display in the Categories tab, and the buttons to add a new category or import a category will be removed.

Gradebook

If the template prevents teachers from adding additional assignments, clicking the plus sign to add a new assignment will display the following message.

Gradebook

If the template allows teachers to modify the categories populated by the template, click the Edit button on the category, and edit or delete the category from the Gradebook.

Gradebook

If the template does not allow teachers to modify the categories populated by the template, clicking Edit on a category will display the category setup fields, but they will be grayed out and cannot be edited, with the exception of the "Automatically Drop Lowest __ Grades" option, which may be set by the teacher. The category cannot be deleted.

The district may give teachers permission to change the color of the category populated by the template.

Gradebook

If the template allows teachers to modify assignments populated by the template, you can click the i button on the assignment and edit any of the assignment fields. The assignment can also be deleted from the Gradebook.

Gradebook

If the template does not allow teachers to modify assignments populated from the template, the assignment title, Points, Questions, Category, Description, and Marking Period on the assignment will be read-only and cannot be edited by the teacher. The assignment also cannot be deleted.

The district has the ability to repopulate template categories and assignments into your Gradebook if they were modified or deleted by you.