Create, Modify, and Delete GradeBooks
This lesson will show you how to create a new gradebook (e.g., for a particular section/period/class of students and/or subject area) in Illuminate Gradebook.
Where to Start
Click Gradebook (1), click My GradeBooks (2), add the Gradebook Name (3).
NOTE: You will create multiple gradebooks for each period or subject you report out on in your report card. You will repeat this process for as many gradebooks you need. If you are planning to push the gradebook grades to report cards, it is important that your gradebooks match the subjects in your report card.
Elementary: Most elementary teachers who teach multiple subjects will create 1 gradebook per subject (e.g., 1 "Language Arts" gradebook, 1 "Math" gradebook, 1 for Science, 1 for History etc.).
Secondary: Most secondary teachers will create a GradeBook for each class or period (e.g., Period 1 English IV, Period 2 AP English IV, etc.) Depending on your preference you do not need to create a new gradebook each semester (unless you desire to). You could use filters in order to only view your current class roster for the semester. See lesson on Create, Enable and Disable GradeBook Filters
4. Show in My GradeBook Menus & Options: This option makes your GradeBook "Active". Unchecking this box will hide your GradeBook from your My GradeBook screen as well as all other areas. Use this if you no longer are using a GradeBook but do not want to delete it or hide it from the Parent/Student portal.
5. Show in Parent Portal: This will give you the ability to hide a GradeBook from the parent portal.
6. Sections: These are the classes that you are linked to. Selecting these will automatically fill your gradebook with students in the selected sections. You may use the same section for multiple gradebooks (i.e., you may have separate gradebooks that use the same list of students).
(OPTIONAL) 7. Student Groups: Student Groups are just that, groups of students. Student Groups are not limited to scheduling. If you do not see any student groups that just means none have been created or shared with you. Note: Elementary teachers will most likely be tied to just their homeroom students. If you need to have access to more students than just those in your homeroom (e.g., the entire grade level, school, etc.) contact your district's system administrator and inquire about student groups, a feature that allows you to enter gradebook scores (and more) for students not rostered to you.
8. Save & View GradeBook: This will Save your Gradebook and send you directly into the GradeBook.
Save & Return: This will Save your GradeBook and send you back to the My GradeBooks screen.
Cancel: Takes you back to your My GradeBooks screen. Click this if you do not wish to create a GradeBook.
Accessing GradeBook Details
At any time, you can edit a Gradebook. Click Gradebook (1) , click My GradeBooks (2). Click Details (3) to modify or delete your GradeBook.
After the gradebooks are created to mirror your report card, you might want to begin in the Setup tab to setup the features of your gradebook.