In this lesson, you’ll learn how to add terms and set term dates to manage course access for users. You will also learn how to create a grading period set, associate it with a term, and create a grading period within that set.
Terms can only be created at the root account level. Once terms are created, grading periods will allow you to establish date ranges for grade reporting.
What are Terms?
Terms define start and end dates that apply to any course added to that term. For that reason, term dates should be set before adding courses to your account. Terms can be created manually or by using SIS imports.
To manually add a term to your account:
In the Term Details page, add the following information:
What are grading periods?
Grading periods specify date ranges used for student grade reporting. Student grades are calculated using course assignment scores with due dates that fall within the grading period’s start and end date range. Grading period close dates prevent grade modification after a specified date.
Grading periods are created within grading period sets. When creating a grading period set, you can associate it with terms, and any courses within that term automatically inherit the grading periods.
To create a grading period set:
Enter or select the following details for your grading period set:
When you are done entering grading period set details, click the Create button .
Your grading period set displays on the Grading Periods page. To add one or more grading periods to your grading period set, click the Add Grading Period link.
Add the following for each grading period you wish to include in a grading set:
When finished, click the Save button .
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