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Expand/Collapse Category : * * * HOW TO USE this site * * * ‎(1)
Expand/Collapse FAQ / Issue : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ‎(1)
HOW TO USE THIS SITE
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)* * * HOW TO USE this site * * *
Key features of this site:
  1. The columns can be sorted by clicking on the column header
  2. Details can be viewed by clicking on the title
  3. Attachments can be viewed - (click the title to view details, click the link for the attachment)
  4. The filter (located on the bar above the list items) is used to see specific list items
  5. The search (Upper Right corner on this window) can be used to find key words in the list.
10/13/2005
Yes

Expand/Collapse Category : Gradebook ‎(5)
Expand/Collapse FAQ / Issue : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ‎(5)
Why will the Post Grades feature not work on my Mac?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)GradebookMAC Platform difference
When you post your grades from your gradebook on a Mac, make sure you hold down the CONTROL key and click in the Green percent (%) column to select Post Grades.  If you click on the column header you will not get the pop-up menu, and if you click on the Grade column you will see the pull down to manually select the grade.
 
11/7/2005
Yes
Attachment
Can I take my gradebook home to enter student scores?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)GradebookFeature
Infinite Campus is a web based application and as such requires only a connection to the internet (broadband connection is recommended), a web browser, and an up to date installation of Java (for gradebook use).  Please refer to the minimum requirements document attached.
11/14/2005
Yes
Is the IC Gradebook my official Gradebook?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)GradebookFeature
IC gradebook is your OFFICIAL gradebook!  At the end of this year, your gradebook is archived with the other student data and is preserved electronically, (along with all the other student information collected for the year).  All of the student information is stored within the main database on the IC server including your gradebook.  If you maintain a paper gradebook and ONLY enter data in the Grading By Task, the district will have no record of your grades and how they were calculated!
11/14/2005
Yes
Is it possible to put the former final term grade into the current grading term without it impacting the grades?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)GradebookFeature
To bring the grade (percentage) of the previous term into the current gradebook term you will need to follow these steps:
  1. Click on Lesson Planner in the Left Nav Bar
  2. Click on New Group and title it Previous Grade
  3. Click on New Assignment and title appropriately
  4. Fill in all mandatory fields
  5. Click to remove the check mark for the ACTIVE box.  This will tell the gradebook not to use the info in the assignment in the calculation of the grade.
  6. Make the Total Points 100 (for 100%)
  7. Click SAVE!
  8. Click Gradebook on the Left Nav Bar
  9. Locate the assignment you created and enter the percentage acheived for the previous term for each student in your section.
  10. Click SAVE!
  11. Repeat these steps for each section (Class)
11/16/2005
Yes
Why did all of my grades disappeared from my gradebook even though I still see all the columns etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)GradebookSet-up Error
WIN XP ISSUE ONLY - This can happen if a screen saver has been recently installed OR if you are using a very high resolution wallpaper picture.  This can interfere with the Active X driver that is need to refresh the screen in Java.
2/14/2006
Yes

Expand/Collapse Category : Grading Set-up ‎(6)
Expand/Collapse FAQ / Issue : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ‎(6)
Why is my gradebook not calculating correctly?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Grading Set-upSet-up Error

Here is a list of items to check if your gradebook is not calculating or calculating incorrectly:

  1. Lesson Planner -> Click on Term, make sure a curve is selected.  Repeat for each section (class)
  2. Lesson Planner -> If using Weighted grades - makes sure that the percentages assigned to the groups = 100%
  3. Lesson Planner -> Weighted Grades - Make sure that each of the groups contain at least 1 assignment and scores are entered.  Otherwise, adjust the % of your groups to include those that have assignments.
  4. Admin -> Curves - Custom curve selected may contain incorrect %, not have a final % of 0, or may contain characters that are not recognized.
11/7/2005
Yes
How can I make my gradebook round / not round my students' scores?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Grading Set-upFeature
Infinite Campus lets you round your final grade (or not) as an option.  However, you must tell the program what you want.

I want the program to round my students’ final grade:
By default the District created curve titled "Letter" will round the grades in your gradebook.  To set the curve:
  1. Click on Lesson Planner on the Left Nav bar
  2. Click on Term, make sure a curve is selected from the pull-down menu in the Grading Term Preferences.
  3. Repeat for each section (class)

I do NOT want the program to round my students’ final grade:

  1. Click on Admin on the Left Nav bar
  2. Then click on Curves
  3. CLick on New above the list of curves
  4. Give the curve a name (ex - My Letter)
  5. Fill in the Score, Min Percent, and Sequence (To not round your grades the Min Percent boxes will need to be 90.0, 80.0, etc.).  If a student earns a 79.9999%, the program will give that student a “C”.
  6. CLICK SAVE!
  7. Click on Lesson Planner on the Left Nav bar
  8. Click on Term
  9. make sure your new curve is selected from the pull-down menu in the Grading Term Preferences.
  10. Repeat for each section (class)
11/15/2005
Yes
Can I change from Weighted Group Grading to Total Points (or vice versa)?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Grading Set-upFeature
To change from Weighted Group Grading to Total Points:
  1. Click on the Lesson Planner on the Left Nav Bar
  2. Click on the Term
  3. Take the check mark out of the box "Use Weighting On Groups"
  4. Click SAVE!
  5. Repeat for each section (class).

To change from Total Points to Weighted Group Grading:

  1. Click on the Lesson Planner on the Left Nav Bar
  2. Click on the Term
  3. Place the check mark in the box "Use Weighting On Groups"
  4. Click SAVE!
  5. Click on each Group and type a percentage in the Weight box
  6. Repeat for each section (class).
11/15/2005
Yes
Can I keep an ongoing (continuous) gradebook for the entire semester?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Grading Set-upFeature
This is one of two methods (composite vs. continuous) teachers use to calculate the semester grade for their students.  With the continuous grading system teachers simply need to move their groups from one grading term to the next.  Follow these steps:
  1. Click the Lesson Planner in the Left Nav Bar
  2. Click on a Group in the term where the group is presently located
  3. Click the pull-down on the botton of the detail window and change it to the next term.
  4. Repeat for each Group in the section
  5. Repeat for each section (class).

This process is covered in detail with screen shots in the document titled "Setting up your gradebook for the next term" and can be found toward the bottom of the page at this web address - http://techtraining.dpsk12.org/ic/teacher/teacher.htm

 

11/16/2005
Yes
How can I set a Pass/Fail option for one of my classes?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Grading Set-upFeature
There are 5 different grading scales setup for the district.  They include Letter, Pass/Fail, Satisfactory/Fail, Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, and Weighted (AP-Advanced).  Follow these steps to set the grading curve for each section:
  1. In the left nav bar click on the Lesson Planner
  2. Click on the Term
  3. Choose the Curve from the pull-down menu.
  4. Repeat for each section (class)

This process is covered in detail with screen shots in the document titled "Curves" and can be viewed as a video titled "Video 3 - Grading Curve Setup" on the training website located at http://techtraining.dpsk12.org/ic/teacher/teacher.htm

 
11/16/2005
Yes
Why will my gradebook not open after I entered new assignments in the Lesson Planner?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Grading Set-upSet-up Error
When the due date is entered for each assignment, care needs to be taken to ensure that the due date is not set for a weekend date.  When a due date is set for a non-instructional day (weekend, planning day etc.) it can cause the gradebook not to open.  When setting a due date make sure the date is an instructional day.
2/21/2006
Yes

Expand/Collapse Category : Lesson Planner ‎(4)
Expand/Collapse FAQ / Issue : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ‎(3)
Attachment
Why are my grades not calculating?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Lesson PlannerSet-up Error
In order for the grades in your gradebook to calculate correctly, the setup for that section needs to be done correctly.  Double check that the curve has been set for the grading term.  Follow these steps to check the grading curve:
  1. In the left nav bar click on the Lesson Planner
  2. Click on the Term
  3. Choose the Curve from the pull-down menu.
  4. Repeat for each section (class)

(Screen Shot Attached)

 

11/1/2005
Yes
Attachment
Why is my gradebook not calculating correctly / giving me an error message regarding an unexpected exception?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Lesson PlannerSet-up Error
The trouble lies in a little understood checkbox within the lesson planner.  Symptoms include grades that are not calculating correctly or gradebooks that will not display or gradebooks that return an error when they open.  TO RESOLVE = In the Lesson Planner, click on the present term (1st 6-weeks, 2nd 9-weeks etc.) and make sure the check mark for "Use each score's percent value for calculations (rather than points)" is NOT checked. (Screen shot attached)
 
11/7/2005
Yes
How is the Multiplier used in the Assignment window?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Lesson PlannerFeature
99% of the time, the Multiplier for an assignment will be set at 1.0. But you can adjust the Multiplier if you want to make an assignment more or less important than the other assignments of the same type. The Mulitplier can be used in both total point and weighted group grading. The Multiplier does not affect a student's score on an assignment. It changes the assignment’s weight in relation to other assignments either in the term or within the group.
EXAMPLES:
  • If there are two homework assignments, both with a total point value of 10, but the second one should count twice as much as the first one, you should assign the second homework assignment a Multiplier of 2.
  • Let’s say you gave a test that was JUST TOO HARD—none of the kiddos did very well, but you don’t want to delete the entire assignment. You could edit the assignment and change the Multiplier to be .1 or .25 or whatever you wish. The students’ test scores would STILL appear, but the test would not count nearly as heavily toward their final grade.
11/16/2005
Yes
Expand/Collapse FAQ / Issue : Issues, Current ‎(1)
Why is the Lesson Plan Copier not working correctly?
Issues, CurrentLesson PlannerIssue sent to IC
The Lesson Plan Copier is presently not working as designed.  This issue has been forwarded to IC.  WORK-AROUND = Create Groups in all of your sections (classes) and then use one section to create assignments.  Use Copy Group to copy assignments from this one section other matching sections.
 
11/7/2005
Yes

Expand/Collapse Category : Preferences ‎(3)
Expand/Collapse FAQ / Issue : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ‎(3)
Why do the canned comments not appear in Grading By Task?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)PreferencesSet-up Error
The preference to show the Canned Comments has not been set.  To set this preference follow these steps:
  1. Click in the Left Navigation bar on ADMIN
  2. click on PREFERENCES.
  3. In the preferences screen place a checkmark in the "Show Canned Comments" box.
  4. Repeat for each of your sections (Classes).
 
11/7/2005
Yes
How can I turn off the student pictures now that they are loaded into IC?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)PreferencesSet-up
DoTS is in the process of loading student pictures into IC.  The size of the pictures on the screen can be rather large and take up considerable real estate.  If teacher decided to turn off this option then the following steps need to be taken:
  1. Click on Admin on the Left Nav. Bar
  2. Click on Preferences
  3. Deselect the check box for Show Student Pictures
  4. Repeat this procedure for each section (class)
11/8/2005
Yes
Can I see grades I entered for students who dropped my course?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)PreferencesFeature
To see the scores of a student who has dropped your course follow these steps:
  1. Click on Admin on the Left Nav. Bar
  2. Click on Preferences
  3. Deselect the check box for Hide Dropped Students
  4. Repeat this procedure for each section (class)
11/15/2005
Yes

Expand/Collapse Category : Reports ‎(1)
Expand/Collapse FAQ / Issue : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ‎(1)
Can I print a progress report for just one student?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)ReportsFeature
To print a progress report (Student Summary) for a single student follow these steps:
  1. Click on Reports on the Left Nav Bar
  2. Click on Student Summary Report
  3. Choose appropriate options in the top portion of the report setup screen
  4. Type in any comments in the box provided
  5. Click on "Toggle Students" in the column below Select Students
  6. Select the student by clicking in the box next to their name
  7. Select assignments from the right column
  8. Click on the Generate Report button
  9. Preview the report in Acrobat Reader and print
11/15/2005
Yes

Expand/Collapse Category : Seating Chart ‎(1)
Expand/Collapse FAQ / Issue : Issues, Current ‎(1)
Why is my seating chart displaying inactive students?
Issues, CurrentSeating ChartIssue sent to IC
This is a known issue.  It has been reported to IC for them to take a look at.  In the mean time DO NOT use the seating chart for attendance as the attendance marked will not be accurate.
 
11/7/2005
Yes