Tip of the Week: GradeBook Improvements

by Abby @ Quaver on May 3, 2016

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Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

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Today’s Tip is for all users with Teacher Administration access!

Have you introduced your students to any of our new Australasia songs and activities?

Stay tuned as we continue digging into new features released last month! Can you believe we still have more to explore?


New Feature #5: GradeBook Improvements

The Quaver GradeBook got TWO exciting upgrades last month, allowing teachers to customize the grading scale for each assignment and organize entries by due dates with just one click.

Say a student scores 13 on a Quaver assignment. Is that a good score or a poor one? Was that out of 100 or just 15? Quaver teachers can now set a custom grading scale for each assignment, transforming the score of 13 into a grade letter A or B, based on the rules they set. This leads to a cleaner, more effective GradeBook, and best of all – a happy teacher!

How to Set a Custom Grading Scale:

1) Head to the Teacher Admin Panel

After you’ve signed into your QuaverMusic.com account and clicked the yellow TEACHER TAB, click on the TEACHER ADMIN icon located on the Teacher Dashboard.

2) Go to Update GradeBook

Once in the Teacher Admin main menu, click on the pink UPDATE GRADEBOOK guitar pic.

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3) Choose an assignment

Click in the top portion of any assignment in your GradeBook (the lines with date, activity type, and sub type).

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4) Transform scores

From the Update Assignment screen, click TRANSFORM SCORES.

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5) Adjust the Grading Scale

Adjust the grading scale for this assignment by entering each grade letter and the minimum score that should earn that grade. For example, an activity with a possible 16 points might have a minimum score of 13 earn an A, 10 earn a B, 7 earn a C, and so on.

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Make sure to use letters for the Grade field and numbers for the Minimum Score field!

Enter each rule one by one, click ADD, and then click SAVE and see the scores transform to your scale!


Sort by Due Date

Not only can you customize the grading scale, but can also sort the assignments by Due Date by clicking the small arrow to the left of the words “Due Date.” Voila!

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What do you think? Which activities do you find customized grading scales to be useful?

 

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