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GradeBookWizard Getting Started Guide for Educators
Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade Book Page </li></ul>...
Introduction <ul><li>Getting Started with GradeBookWizard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Much more than a grade book program </li><...
Introduction <ul><li>Help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available on all pages by clicking  on the  information  icon: </li></ul><...
Home Page <ul><li>Logging In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, students, and parents use the same login page:  http://login....
Log-In Information <ul><li>Login Name: WPHS_teacherid  </li></ul><ul><li>teacherid = first initial + last name (ex: lboyce...
Setup Wizard <ul><li>When you login for the very first time, a new account setup wizard is launched to take you   through ...
Type of Account <ul><li>Select “one subject per class - several classes” </li></ul>
Grade Calculation System <ul><li>Select “Manual” </li></ul>
Grade Period Setup <ul><li>Unless your class is only a semester long, leave all grade periods checked. </li></ul>
Grade Scale Setup  <ul><li>Leave the grade scale default settings how they are.  </li></ul>
Setup Pages <ul><li>Class Setup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on  Create New Class  to create a new class </li></ul></ul>
Setup Pages <ul><li>Class Setup – Middle/High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classes that share assignments can be  grouped ...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student records have been preloaded by your system administrator </li><...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter student information into the grid -- OR -- </li></ul></ul></u...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Copy From Class </li></ul>Select an administrator class to copy from Available students will show up h...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Copy From Class (cont’d) </li></ul>Select students to copy to your class Click on  Copy Students  butt...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Copy From Class (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can copy students from several different classes to...
Home Page Program sections System messages Teacher Schedule Tabs for topics within section
Home Page <ul><li>Common Page Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page title bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current class and g...
Grade Book Page <ul><li>Grade Book Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use the grade book to create and grade assignmen...
Grade Book Page Grade average for each student, for the selected grade period and class Names repeat Assignments repeat
Grade Book Page <ul><li>Creating New Assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New assignments require a title, due date, category...
Grade Book Page <ul><li>Grading Single Assignments </li></ul>Click to Grade Enter scores and comments Comment editor Click...
Grade Book Page <ul><li>Grading Multiple Assignments </li></ul>Grade All  mode allows all assignments to be graded at the ...
Homework Checklists Checklists can be used for homework or other smaller tasks that do not qualify as full-fledged assignm...
Homework Checklists <ul><li>Grading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be graded individually or all at once, just like assignments...
Assignments <ul><li>Assignments Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments can also be created and graded individually from th...
Assignments <ul><li>Assignment Weighting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If  manual weighting  was chosen when setting up class/subj...
Report Cards Page <ul><li>Period/Semester/Final Marks </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shows student marks and grade trend </li><...
Report Cards Page <ul><li>Grade Calculator </li></ul>Computed grades can be overridden Grade distribution curve and statis...
Attendance Tracking <ul><li>Class Attendance – Monthly View </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on column heading to go to  Da...
Attendance Tracking <ul><li>Class Attendance – Daily View </li></ul>Parent response from class website Notes can be seen b...
Account Preferences <ul><li>Setting Up Your Account Preferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your account has been pre-configured...
Account Preferences <ul><li>Account Information </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the  Edit Account Information  button t...
Account Preferences <ul><li>Preferences </li></ul>Grading System applies to  assignments . You can use  weighted categorie...
Account Preferences <ul><li>Change Password </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your current (old) password in the red field <...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Setup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select tab to set up classes, students, grading options, standards, discip...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Class Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows sharing assignments between classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Setting Up Class Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on  Class Groups  link </li></ul></ul></ul><ul...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Creating New Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can have any number of groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Grade Periods (Marking Periods) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on  Grading  tab </li></ul></ul>Click  Add...
Setup Pages <ul><li>Editing Grade Periods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter date ranges or ‘exam’ grade periods </li></ul></ul><...
Student Information <ul><li>Students Page (GradeBook Section) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides access to student records and...
Student Information <ul><ul><li>Click on student’s name to access student record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shows deta...
Student Information <ul><ul><li>Click on pen & notepad icon in list to access  discipline log </li></ul></ul>
Student Information <ul><ul><li>Click on notepad icon to access student notes </li></ul></ul>
Student Information <ul><li>Setting Up Student Logins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logins may already have been created for your ...
Student Information <ul><li>Set Website Access Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to control what students and parents...
Student Information <ul><li>Seating Charts </li></ul>You can have several seating charts per class (for different rooms or...
Login Page <ul><li>Logging In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your school may have a custom login page that you should use instead o...
Login Page School announcements can be created by administrator
Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Main Page </li></ul>Custom logo Navigation buttons Custom pages
Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Student Grades </li></ul>You decide what to display here using the  Set  Website Access   p...
Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Assignment Instructions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can upload handout files for students to ...
Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents can add comments to attendance record </li></ul></ul>
Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Discipline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents can add comments to discipline log entries </li></...
Thank you! <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] .com </l...
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  1. 1. GradeBookWizard Getting Started Guide for Educators
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade Book Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework Checklists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report Cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setup Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent/Student Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Getting Started with GradeBookWizard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Much more than a grade book program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to facilitate communication with students and their parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Class websites allow students/parents to see grades, assignments, homework, news, and much more </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic email alerts for missing or incomplete assignments and attendance incidents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emailed progress reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access from any PC or Mac with an Internet connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband connection is recommended </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can also access using iPaq or other handheld device </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available on all pages by clicking on the information icon: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access the online manual by clicking on the help icon: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you need more help, contact customer support at: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Home Page <ul><li>Logging In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, students, and parents use the same login page: http://login.gradebookwizard.com or your custom school login page, if available </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Log-In Information <ul><li>Login Name: WPHS_teacherid </li></ul><ul><li>teacherid = first initial + last name (ex: lboyce) </li></ul><ul><li>Password: password </li></ul><ul><li>Change password/ email address under “Account” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Setup Wizard <ul><li>When you login for the very first time, a new account setup wizard is launched to take you through the steps involved in configuring your account. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Type of Account <ul><li>Select “one subject per class - several classes” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grade Calculation System <ul><li>Select “Manual” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Grade Period Setup <ul><li>Unless your class is only a semester long, leave all grade periods checked. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grade Scale Setup <ul><li>Leave the grade scale default settings how they are. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Setup Pages <ul><li>Class Setup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Create New Class to create a new class </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Setup Pages <ul><li>Class Setup – Middle/High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classes that share assignments can be grouped </li></ul></ul>Enter class name/period and select a grade scale to use for displaying grade averages
  14. 14. Setup Pages <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student records have been preloaded by your system administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you do not have classes in your account, student records may appear in classes belonging to the administrator account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Copy From Class feature to access preloaded student records from the administrator account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are certain that student records have been loaded, but no administrator classes have been created, you only need to enter the Student ID for each student in your class(es). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or, you can enter a partial first and last name (one or more letters) for each student </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Setup Pages <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter student information into the grid -- OR -- </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Copy From Class button to copy student records from other teachers’ classes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Setup Pages <ul><li>Copy From Class </li></ul>Select an administrator class to copy from Available students will show up here once you have selected a class to copy from
  17. 17. Setup Pages <ul><li>Copy From Class (cont’d) </li></ul>Select students to copy to your class Click on Copy Students button to perform copy Once copied, your class students show up here
  18. 18. Setup Pages <ul><li>Copy From Class (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can copy students from several different classes to the same class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Just change the selection in the ‘Class to Copy From’ list </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After you have populated your class, click on the Done button to save your changes and dismiss the page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking on the Done button automatically saves any changes you have made before dismissing the page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To save your changes without leaving the current page, click on the Save button </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Home Page Program sections System messages Teacher Schedule Tabs for topics within section
  20. 20. Home Page <ul><li>Common Page Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page title bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current class and grade period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buttons and tabs </li></ul></ul>Show page info Logout Go to home page Display online manual Minutes until auto-logout Navigation path Command buttons Tabs and sub-tabs Displayed in top left area of page
  21. 21. Grade Book Page <ul><li>Grade Book Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use the grade book to create and grade assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment grades can be scores, letter grades, or percentages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can create extra credit or no-credit assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments can be organized into categories that can optionally be weighted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The grade book displays each students’ current grade average for the selected class and grading period </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Grade Book Page Grade average for each student, for the selected grade period and class Names repeat Assignments repeat
  23. 23. Grade Book Page <ul><li>Creating New Assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New assignments require a title, due date, category, grade scale, and point value </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Grade Book Page <ul><li>Grading Single Assignments </li></ul>Click to Grade Enter scores and comments Comment editor Click to copy first row to all other rows
  25. 25. Grade Book Page <ul><li>Grading Multiple Assignments </li></ul>Grade All mode allows all assignments to be graded at the same time. You can move either vertically or horizontally through the grade book using the arrow keys, tab key, or enter key Enter scores or status codes Select auto-email notifications
  26. 26. Homework Checklists Checklists can be used for homework or other smaller tasks that do not qualify as full-fledged assignments Checklist average is tracked separately from assignment grade average and can be included in class grade average if desired Grades are simple: complete, no credit, partial or status
  27. 27. Homework Checklists <ul><li>Grading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be graded individually or all at once, just like assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades must use codes as shown on page: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specifies how much a Partial completion grade is worth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controls how checklist grade average is handled </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Assignments <ul><li>Assignments Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments can also be created and graded individually from the Assignments page instead of the grade book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows usage of standards when creating and grading assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See PDF file on standards-based grading for more information </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Assignments <ul><li>Assignment Weighting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If manual weighting was chosen when setting up class/subject, you can choose how much an assignment is worth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Normal/Relative weighting = assignment’s worth is computed in relation to that of other assignments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Absolute% weighting = assignment is worth a specific percentage of the student’s grade average </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If total points system was chosen during class/subject setup then an assignment’s worth is determined by its maximum score </li></ul></ul>Select assignment weighting/worth
  30. 30. Report Cards Page <ul><li>Period/Semester/Final Marks </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shows student marks and grade trend </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Color-coding shows current grading period </li></ul></ul></ul>Locks indicate grade periods for which marks have been submitted Grades that are due are shown with red background Click on Calculator icon to review or override grades Click on Lock icon to lock grades so they can be submitted
  31. 31. Report Cards Page <ul><li>Grade Calculator </li></ul>Computed grades can be overridden Grade distribution curve and statistics Behavior Marks can be entered Comment codes can be entered – OR – click on note pad to see selection list
  32. 32. Attendance Tracking <ul><li>Class Attendance – Monthly View </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on column heading to go to Daily View </li></ul></ul></ul>Optional email notifications to parents Attendance codes can be configured
  33. 33. Attendance Tracking <ul><li>Class Attendance – Daily View </li></ul>Parent response from class website Notes can be seen by parents and appear on Attendance report
  34. 34. Account Preferences <ul><li>Setting Up Your Account Preferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your account has been pre-configured with default preference settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Account button to go to the account preferences area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also allows you to change your password and update personal information such as your name, office phone number, and more </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Account Preferences <ul><li>Account Information </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Edit Account Information button to change any personal information displayed on this page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Preferences link to go to the preferences setup page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Change Password link to change your password </li></ul></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Account Preferences <ul><li>Preferences </li></ul>Grading System applies to assignments . You can use weighted categories with both total points and manual assignment weighting Do not change!
  37. 37. Account Preferences <ul><li>Change Password </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your current (old) password in the red field </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your new password twice in the fields below </li></ul></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Setup Pages <ul><li>Setup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select tab to set up classes, students, grading options, standards, discipline, or comment lists </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Setup Pages <ul><li>Class Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows sharing assignments between classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related classes can share assignments by creating group assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classes can belong to several groups at the same time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups also allow classes to share custom web pages and announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups are currently NOT available with the Elementary School setup (once class -> many subjects) </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Setup Pages <ul><li>Setting Up Class Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Class Groups link </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create new groups by clicking on the Add/Edit Group Names button </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add group members by setting the checkboxes </li></ul></ul></ul>Click to create group names Check to add members to selected group
  41. 41. Setup Pages <ul><li>Creating New Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can have any number of groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each group can have any number of members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each class can be a member of several groups </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Setup Pages <ul><li>Grade Periods (Marking Periods) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Grading tab </li></ul></ul>Click Add/Edit Grade Periods to create or edit grade periods
  43. 43. Setup Pages <ul><li>Editing Grade Periods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter date ranges or ‘exam’ grade periods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exam grade periods are used for final/semester exams or other items that count for a fixed percentage of student grade averages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only require End Date so they are sorted correctly </li></ul></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Student Information <ul><li>Students Page (GradeBook Section) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides access to student records and student progress information </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Student Information <ul><ul><li>Click on student’s name to access student record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shows detailed student and parent information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on folder icon in list to view progress report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opens in new pop-up window </li></ul></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Student Information <ul><ul><li>Click on pen & notepad icon in list to access discipline log </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Student Information <ul><ul><li>Click on notepad icon to access student notes </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Student Information <ul><li>Setting Up Student Logins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logins may already have been created for your students by the school administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Generate Logins button to create logins </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Student Information <ul><li>Set Website Access Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to control what students and parents see on the class website </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Student Information <ul><li>Seating Charts </li></ul>You can have several seating charts per class (for different rooms or days, for instance) Seating charts use grid layouts, but you can leave empty squares to create islands or other arrangements Select a student to seat, and then select the desk. Click on the Seat button to move the student
  51. 51. Login Page <ul><li>Logging In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your school may have a custom login page that you should use instead of the general login page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The URL is: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// your_school_name .gradebookwizard.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If your school does not have a custom login page you can login from: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://login.gradebookwizard.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students and parents use the same page to login as teachers (same URL) </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Login Page School announcements can be created by administrator
  53. 53. Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Main Page </li></ul>Custom logo Navigation buttons Custom pages
  54. 54. Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Student Grades </li></ul>You decide what to display here using the Set Website Access page
  55. 55. Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Assignment Instructions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can upload handout files for students to download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can also include URLs to external websites for students to access </li></ul></ul>
  56. 56. Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents can add comments to attendance record </li></ul></ul>
  57. 57. Student/Parent Website <ul><li>Discipline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents can add comments to discipline log entries </li></ul></ul>
  58. 58. Thank you! <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] .com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: (888) 449-4927 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fax: (562) 985-0052 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>
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