Gradebook Setup: Read Here
Step 1 GradeCalc Options: Determine if you will be using weighted categories or not within your gradebook.
Non-Weighted Example: (Most Teachers Use this) Teacher creates 1 category called "Grades." Assignments can be given different points depending on assignment type, or all assignments can be worth a set amount of points.
Weighted Example: All assignments are graded on a 100 point scale. Assignments are placed into categories which are weighted: Classwork 15%, Quizzes 20%, and Tests 65%.
Note: Change this setting for all sections.
Step 2 Creating Categories:
Whether you decided to create non-weighted (most common) or weighted grades, you will need to create at least 1 category. Example: 1 Category called "Grades" has Weight of 0 or two or more Categories that total 100% such as "Tests" 50%, "Quizzes" 20%, and "Daily Work" 30%
Step 3 Creating Multiple Section Display (Optional):
The Section Groups tool allows teachers to group sections together to view them simultaneously in the Gradebook. An example of this would be the ability to see and edit grades for both gifted and general education students in the same Gradebook window.
Step 4 Assignments:
Always choose the nine week grading period when creating assignments.