Manage Assignment Columns: Add a Score Column

When adding an assignment or test, there are a variety of options you can specify, such as assignment type, maximum possible points, and whether or not the assignment counts in averages.

Add a New Assignment Score Column

  1. At the upper-left corner of the Gradebook Toolbar, click Add Column.
    The Add Column dialog box appears.
  2. Optional: Click Link Skills/Standards to associate skills/standards with the assignment.
  3. Choose where to add the assignment by selecting one of the Add To options.
  4. Add a name and description, select a category, enter the number of points, and set the date for the assignment.
  5. Do any of the following:
    • Select Lock Column to prevent any changes to the column.
    • Select Add to PlusPortals as Homework to add the assignment for students in PlusPortals.
    • Select Count in Averages to count the assignment in the averages.
    • Select Shared (Public) Column to share the assignment and its score with parents.

      Assignments that count in averages should be made public so that parents can see the assignments that are affecting their child's average.

  6. Click Create Column.

    To edit an existing assignment, double-click anywhere in the score column header or right-click anywhere in the header and click Edit Column Name & Details. You can edit any of the fields you set while creating the score column.

Add a Score Column from a Previous Year

  1. At the upper-left corner of the Gradebook Toolbar, click Add Column.
    The Add Column dialog box appears.

  2. At the upper-left corner of the Add Column dialog box, click Add Columns From Previous Year.
  3. Click the year from the Which Year drop-down list.
  4. Click the marking period from the Which MP drop-down list.
  5. Click the gradebook from the Which Gradebook drop-down list.
  6. Select the check box next to the desired score column.
  7. Do one of the following:
    • Click Use TODAY to start the assignment today.
    • Click Use Same Date But Current Year to start and end the assignment on the same day in the current year.
    • Click Start With a Selected Date and Keep Same Intervals to assign a different start day with the same duration.
  1. At the upper-right corner of the Add Columns From Previous Year dialog box, click Next.


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