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How Do I For Parents/Students / I Can't Remember My Password - What Do I Do?
« Last post by TimDaniel on October 25, 2014, 07:40:53 PM »
On the main login screen select "Password Help".  If you enter your user id, simplegradebook will send you an email with a new password that you can use to log in.  You can then change your password back to anything you want using the Profile menu item.
How Do I For Parents/Students / I Can't Remember My Username - What Do I Do?
« Last post by TimDaniel on October 25, 2014, 07:39:11 PM »
On the login screen, select "Password Help".  The dialog box allows you to enter either your username or your email.  If you enter your email, simplegradebook will send you a reminder email with your user name in it.
Simplegradebook users with admin privileges can archive classes.  From the Classes menu, enter the first name or last name of the teacher.  You will see a display of all the teacher's non-archived classes.  There is an Archive button on the far right - you will be asked to confirm that you want to archive the class after clicking the button.
How Do I For Teachers / How Do I Get Started in Simplegradebook?
« Last post by TimDaniel on October 10, 2014, 10:56:57 PM »
To get started if you are just trying out the program for fun:

1) Create a Grade Table (look for this under the Classes menu item).  Grade Tables determine how a numeric grade will be translated into a letter grade.  Here is an example:

2) Create a Class.  On the Classes menu item, select New Class.  Enter the class name and select your Grade Table.  There are more options you can choose but a name for the class and a grade table is all you really need to get started.

3) Enter Students into the class.  Click the Classes button and you should see your class.  Click the Students button and the click the Edit Students button.  There are some instructions there on how to enter a student.  Enter as many students as you like - even an entire class can be pasted into the Edit Students box.  Just make sure each line has Firstname, Lastname and Student Number in that order.

4) Now start creating assignments and exploring the features of Simplegradebook.  Have fun!

To get started if your school is already using simplegradebook:

1) After you log in, click the Schools button in the Profile menu item.  Then click Join a School and enter the Secret Code for your school.  You can ask any other teacher in the school what the code is - they all have it in their View Schools button.

2) Follow all the steps above.
How Do I For Teachers / How Do I Create or Join a School?
« Last post by TimDaniel on March 02, 2014, 12:06:24 AM »
Schools can be created by teachers or administrators using the Schools link under the Profile menu item.  When the school is created a secret code is generated.  Simply share that code with other teachers and administrators and you will all be able to join the school.

If by accident two SimpleGradebook schools are created for the same school, just decide between all the educators which one you are going to use and share the code for that school.  Have everyone join that school.  Classes that were assigned to the wrong school can be reassigned to the new school.  Just use the Class Settings link for each class.

To join a school, just go to the Mysimplegradebook link on the menu, and click Schools, then Join a School.  Enter the secret code for the school (you can get this from any teacher already in the school).  If you have already created classes and want to use them in that school, click the Assign Classes to Schools button and assign your classes to the appropriate school.

How Do I For Teachers / How Do I Create an Extra Credit Assignment
« Last post by TimDaniel on March 02, 2014, 12:00:57 AM »
Create an assignment as usual, but tick the Extra Credit check box near the top of the new assignment display, and then enter the Extra Credit Percent into the adjacent box.  The extra credit percent is the percent that will be added to the student's grade if they get 100% on the assignment.

Make sure that you enter Points for the assignment. Scale Factor and Total Points are ignored unless you subsequently make the assignment a non-extra-credit assignment.

Note that Extra Credit assignments are hidden from students who do not earn extra credit. Also note that extra credit is added to the overall grade and not to term or category grades.  When describing extra credit grades to students, it is correct to say "This is worth x% extra on your overall grade."
How Do I For Teachers / How Do I Override a Student's Grade?
« Last post by TimDaniel on March 01, 2014, 11:56:26 PM »
When viewing the gradebook for the class, click the Enter button to the right of the student's grade.  At the top of the page that opens up, there is a box for entering an override grade.  A grade entered into this field will over-ride the student's grade.  To remove the override, just empty the override grade box. 

Students whose grades have been modified in this way are indicated by having their grade appear with a dark grey background in the gradebook.
How Do I For Teachers / How Do I Enter Students Into a Class?
« Last post by TimDaniel on March 01, 2014, 09:52:34 PM »
Step 1 - For the class you want to enter, select Students->Edit Students

Step 2 - Enter the student information or paste a list of students into the box provided.  The syntax is:

firstname lastname studentnumber

For example:

Susan Field 324354

Multiple and hyphenated first and last names are permitted.


In a previous version of this message, a restriction on entering names with apostrophes (eg. O'Malley) was noted.  That restriction has been removed.

For international students with a chosen name, enter the names as follows:

Joyce -Mingyuan Wang 436587

This will be stored in the database as:

Firstname: Joyce (Mingyuan)
Lastname: Wang
Student Number: 436587
FAQ / What Do I Do When I Can't See All My Classes?
« Last post by TimDaniel on March 01, 2014, 09:38:59 PM »
Normally you can enter just one class access code and you should see all the classes.  However, occasionally when a student is entered into a class there is a typo, and a separate student record is created. 

The easiest thing to do is to ask the teacher for the access code for that class.  If you enter that access code into your account you will be able to see the class.

If this is a persistent problem (this happens to people with multiple or hyphenated first or last names sometimes) then find out who at your school has an administrator account.  Usually it is the principals and counsellors.  Ask them to combine your student records.  They will know how to do this.
FAQ / How Can I Recover a Lost Password and/or Userid?
« Last post by TimDaniel on March 01, 2014, 09:06:17 PM »
If you can't remember your password or your userid, just click on the Password Help button on the login page.

You then get two options - enter your userid, or enter your email address.

If you enter your userid, a new password will be sent to your email.  This changes your old password, so even if you suddenly remember what it is, you'll have to use the new one from the email.  You can change the password once you have logged in.

If you enter your email address, a reminder of your userid will be emailed to you.  Then you can get a new password if you need one using the method above.

If all this fails, just make a new account.  You'll have to get new secret codes to enter from a teacher.  Remember that one code from any class gets you access to all your classes.

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