This lesson contains a review of required and optional settings needed to set up Classroom for the new school term.
In order to use Classroom for a new school term the following steps are required.
Install the Data Extractor
In order to use the Illuminate Education platforms you must have your schools data synced into our database. The DataExtractor is an automated process which pulls your schools reports from ATS and STARS
Begin the automated process of syncing your schools data.
New courses need to be linked to the appropriate departments if they are not assigned in STARS. This is critical for the trackers and the graduation requirements.
For returning schools the steps listed below can be transferred from a prior term. Transfer School Settings from Prior Term.
Set up a grading policy and Marking Periods across all grades or departments.
Use this feature to decide which scale of marks to use in the gradebook. Fully customizable scales available.
Choose how grade data will be displayed on PupilPath
Manage Anecdotal Categories, Weights (merits/demerits), Badges, Subscriptions (email notifications) and Progress Report Categories
For Standards Based Grading only. Assign the standards to be imported into the school for use in individual assignments and Standards Based Report Cards
Standards imported in prior terms will carry over to new term
For Standards Based Grading only. This allows the standards to be attached to individual class assignments
For Standards Based Grading only. Enables the use of letter marks or other scaled marks such as the level scale (4-3-2-1)