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Grade book for elementary classes?

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How did you set up the grade book for elementary teachers teaching multiple subjects in one course?

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Our elementary have seven gradebooks in the SIS so we need them to choose which subjects they would like a Canvas course for and keep it to that subject (so one course per subject). Initially we had envisioned a single course for elementary with multiple subjects but the integration won't work very well that way. Also some of our elementary are departmentalized and would have multiple courses with different students so this will work better for them. The last piece is that we're working on gradebook passback and it would need to be math to math and writing to writing from Canvas to our SIS. We've had to change our templates accordingly. The template we shared with the community was for a multi-subject Canvas course, they're still adding templates from the old community but this is what they have for now: Sample Course Templates

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Hi khiltibran@icsbudapest.org​...

Would you mind if I moved this question over to the K-12​ Group here in the Community?  I think you might be able to get a better response over there.  You may need to join the group in order to participate.  Please let me know, thanks!

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Sure, thanks for offering! I am a member of that group. ​

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ok.  I will move it now.

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Our elementary have seven gradebooks in the SIS so we need them to choose which subjects they would like a Canvas course for and keep it to that subject (so one course per subject). Initially we had envisioned a single course for elementary with multiple subjects but the integration won't work very well that way. Also some of our elementary are departmentalized and would have multiple courses with different students so this will work better for them. The last piece is that we're working on gradebook passback and it would need to be math to math and writing to writing from Canvas to our SIS. We've had to change our templates accordingly. The template we shared with the community was for a multi-subject Canvas course, they're still adding templates from the old community but this is what they have for now: Sample Course Templates

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Thanks. I am beginning to see that a multi subject course in Canvas is not possible. I think we could have one course per subject like you do, but as far as class news and parent communication, do the elementary teachers have additional "course" as their "central page"? Or do they just chose one course to be their class news place. Did the multi subject template not really work then or did it work only for news, etc.? I hope this makes sense. I am just trying to picture how this will work.

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If you'll have no gradebook passback then a multi-subject template could work for elementary. Our elementary plan is to recommend picking one (the one used most consistently) as the news/parent info course. There is a link on homepage called... I'll just put some screenshots of the homepage here.

A plan for one stop for parents/students for info in elementary could be one of two that occur to me. You could either have the parent, student, contact me type pages have solely a dynamic embedded Google doc so you can change it in one place and have it identical for all your courses OR you could have the links on the homepage for all but one course open in a new tab and point to the one course that has those pages developed (they would be jumping into a different subject which is why the open in a new tab is key and why maybe the Google option is better).

This is our newly adjusted homepage that has only one subject button (taking you to Modules) whereas before it had a grid of several subject buttons. I include in the template of the course several subjects/colors for each button so the instructor can set it up.

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...and here's the top of the homepage with info that gets deleted...

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