The other day, one of our awesome new schools requested a checklist for how to set up report cards. The checklist is such a fantastic idea that we decided to share a step-by-step guide with everyone. So, whether it’s your first time setting up Report Cards, or your umpteenth time, here’s the how-to (with nifty pictures, of course!)
1 – Go to “Report Cards”
2 – Click on “Setup Report Cards”
3 – Click “Create New”
4 – Give your Report Cards a descriptive name
5 – Fill in “Report Card Date”
6 – Use the dropdown menu for “Year/Semester” to select the correct term
7 – Copy setup from a previous term if you would like to use the same formatting as another semester. Press “Ok” when you are done to create the report cards!
8 – Check your Report Cards by opening them in the “Report Cards” list
9 – Enter Custom Marks and Grades in Subject-Based (Report Cards) or directly onto the students’ individual report cards
10 – When all the Report Cards are finished, lock the Report Card
Locking Report Cards will prevent editing, and no longer update from the Gradebook
The Report Cards may be unlocked to edit, but they will not update from the Gradebook
If the Report Cards are locked and Activated, they will be posted to the Students’ records and Parent and Student Portals, if Gradebook/Report Cards is enabled for parents and students
To lock, first go to “Setup Report Cards” and click “Manage”
Then, click the “Lock Report Card” button!
…and that’s it! Now, you’ve made, filled in, and locked a brand new batch of Report Cards. Won’t the students be so excited to see all their good grades!
Hope this checklist helps you see how to make a new batch of Report Cards! Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to chat in anytime!