Numeric Marking Periods

This section allows you to define your institution Marking Periods e.g., Term 1, Term 2, Semester 1, Semester 2, Midterm 1 etc. It is important to have this set up so they can be added to your Subjects.

Configuration Academic Settings Marking Settings Marking Periods

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From the ‘View’ Dropdown list you can choose to view this page in a Grid or Card view.

By clicking on the ‘?’ button in the top left corner of the page you will be able to view helpful information about the use of this page.

You can search for a Marking Period using the search field.

By clicking on a Marking Period, you can edit it.

By clicking on the +Create New button you can create a new Marking Period.

Create New Marking Period

Once you click on + Create New you will be transferred to the Create New page.

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  1. Description: Add a description of this marking period e.g., Term 1.
  2. Start Date: When will this marking period start e.g., 8/10/2019.
  3. End Date: When will this marking period end e.g., 12/01/2020.
  4. Weight: What weight does this marking period have in relation to the Final Marks e.g., 25.00.
  5. Lock Date: The day that all modifications to marking stop e.g., 31/02/2020.
  6. Final Examination: By switching on this option, you indicate that this is the Final Exam period e.g., this may be a two-week period which is the Finals.
  7. Refers to Resit Examination: Switching on this option would allow a resit exam for students that did not pass or were unable to take the Final Examination.
  8. Publish and Lock Dates: This option has to distinct functions. First the Lock Date bars any teacher from changing marks after a certain date regarding this specific marking term. Secondly, we have Publish which is the date after which marks will be made available to Students and Parents.

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  1. Grades: in this option, you can select which classes/groups/grades you want to add to this marking period e.g., Year 1. This will include all subjects in the classes you have chosen Note: This depends on your configuration.

Click on Save to save your new marking period.

Edit a Marking Period

When you have clicked on a marking period in the main page you will be transferred to the edit page of that marking period.

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  1. Description: Change the description of this marking period e.g., Term 1.
  2. Start Date: Change the start date of this marking period e.g., 8/10/2019.
  3. End Date: Change the end date of this marking period e.g., 12/01/2020.
  4. Weight: Change the weight that this marking period has in relation to the Final Marks e.g., 25.00.
  5. Lock Date: The day that all modifications to marking stop e.g., 31/02/2020.
  6. Final Examination: By switching on this option, you indicate that this is the Final Exam period e.g., this may be a two-week period which is the Finals.
  7. Refers to Resit Examination: Switching on this option would allow a resit exam for students that did not pass or were unable to take the Final Examination.
  8. Publish and Lock Dates: This option has to distinct functions. First the Lock Date bars any teacher from changing marks after a certain date regarding this specific marking term. Secondly, we have Publish which is the date after which marks will be made available to Students and Parents (Figure 23).
  9. Grades: in this option you can select which classes/groups/grades you want to add to this marking period e.g., Year 1. This will include all subjects in the classes you have chosen Note: This depends on your configuration.

Click on Save to save your new marking period or click on the Delete button, to delete Marking Period.