Grading Periods at Instructor Level?

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I am using the free version of Canvas and think I just posted a question on the wrong page. My apologies for that... 

I am using the free account for my middle school math class. I am trying to set up grading periods and have activated my grading scheme but I have no "grading periods" tab to set those up. Looking through the forum, one response mentioned free accounts should be able to set it up at the course level. I have a feeling I'm missing a step somewhere. 

Can anyone offer some insight? 

Thank you!