Skip to content

Setting up a “Conduct” section as Subjects

September 25, 2018

In this article, we’ll be looking at how to configure your Report Cards in QuickSchools to contain a Conduct section (sometimes called “Behaviour”, “Citizenship” or “Character Development”) typical for elementary / primary school report cards. There are 2 available methods. This article discusses how to use a “Conduct” subject to facilitate the Conduct section.

Related Articles:

There is alternate method to set up “Conduct” directly into the Report Card template. This is discussed in a separate article. Please check out:

  • Setting up a “Conduct” section in your Report Cards (Coming Soon)

For a comparison between the two methods, please check out this article:

  • Configuring a Conduct Section in Report Cards (Coming Soon)

The steps for setting up the Conduct section are summarized below. Please note that you will need to select a Report Card template that supports this feature. The template we are using for this article is the “Contemporary Quarters” template:

The "Contemporary Quarters" template support Conduct as Subjects

The “Contemporary Quarters” template support Conduct as Subjects

If you are interested in a particular template that does not support the Conduct section as subjects, please contact our technical support staff, and we can add support for it to the template.

Summary of Steps:

  • Create the “Conduct” subject, and enroll the appropriate students
  • Create the Subject-Specific Criteria for “Conduct”
  • Apply the “Conduct” subject template to the “Conduct” subjects
  • Testing the final configuration

Create the “Conduct” subject, and enroll the appropriate students

The step here is simple enough. Simply go to the “Subjects” menu to create subjects for the “Conduct” section. Be sure to name the subject appropriately, as the report card will display the subject name in the Conduct section (i.e. If you want the Conduct section to display as “Character Development”, name the subject as “Character Development”):

Setup Conduct Subjects and Name them Appropriately

Create the Subject-Specific Criteria for “Conduct”

Go to “Report Cards” > “Setup Subject-Specific Criteria”. If this sub-menu is not enabled, go to “Report Cards” > “Setup Report Cards”, and scroll to the bottom to enable the feature by clicking on the “Turn it On” link:

Turn on Subject-Specific Criteria for Report Cards

Turn on Subject-Specific Criteria for Report Cards

Here’s what the “Setup Subject-Specific Criteria” page looks like:

Setup Subject-Specfic Criteria for Report Cards

Setup Subject-Specfic Criteria for Report Cards

Create a new template for the Conduct section by clicking “Add Subject Template“. The Template Name does not matter, but the “Alternative Subject Section Name” should be set to “Conduct”. We recommend matching the Template Name to the Subject Name for consistency. In this example, we’re using “Character Development”. From here, simply use the buttons to add fields, dropdowns, headers, comments, likerts and likert headers to the section:

Create Criteria for Conduct Subject

Create Criteria for Conduct Subject

Be sure to save when you’re done, by clicking on “Ok”.

Apply the “Conduct” subject template to the “Conduct” subjects

Finally, apply the template to all the appropriate subjects. On the same “Setup Subject-Specific Criteria” page, scroll down to the section called “Assign Templates to Subjects”. Use the search box to find all your “Conduct” subjects. Then use the check box on the header to select “All”:

Search for Subjects to Assign using the Search Box on the right

Search for Subjects to Assign using the Search Box on the right

Select Subjects to Mass Assign Template

Select Subjects to Mass Assign Template

Once all the subjects are selected, click on the check box on the header again, and select “Mass Assign Template”. A pop-up will appear where you can select the template that you just created previously:

Mass Assign Template to all selected Subjects

Click the “Assign” button to complete the step, and you should see the name of the template on the page:

Review Assigned Templates for Subjects

Review Assigned Templates for Subjects

That’s pretty much it. With that done, you can test the input screens on the Report Cards.

Testing the final configuration

Here’s what the screen looks like from the “Report Cards” menu. Notice the Conduct section is labelled “Character Development”, to match the name of the subject. And the fields are interactive:

Report Card with Conduct Section (labeled as "Character Development")

Report Card with Conduct Section (labeled as “Character Development”)

And here’s what it looks like from the “Subject-Based” screen. If you created dropdown fields, the options are available when clicking into the cell:

Report Cards Subject-Based Screen with criteria from the "Conduct" subject template

Report Cards Subject-Based Screen with criteria from the “Conduct” subject template

For additional help, please feel free to contact out technical chat support.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s