With a new Term all scoring and category effort percentages will start over. Student Effort Shares, and Badges will carry through to the new Term as will Course Seatings, and Subcategories. A new Term can be created at any time but new Terms are often created to match grading periods.
You may wish to change Terms more frequently then every quarter, but if a Term has less than 20 days it will not be possible for students to reach the Effort Challenges’ Platinum level (as shown in the table below).
Step 1 From the Teacher Dashboard, select “Terms” from the sidepanel (1), and then the “+ New Term” button (2).
Step 2 Enter the information needed to create the new Term:
a. Name the Term
b. Select the start and end dates of your Term
c. Estimate the number of school days in the Term.
d. Selecting a Course causes that Course to change to the new Term (this can be undone from within the Course – see below).
You can change to any available Term from within any Course at the Term window (see arrow).
The Basics / related articles and screencasts:
- Obtaining the Teacher Scoring App
- Creating Courses
- Adding Students to Courses
- Change student schedules – Regular acct.
- Update class rosters – Clever-synced acct.
- Create a new Term
- Change Category Weights
- Forgot password /change email or password
- Manage your subscription
Articles are relevant for all three subscription plans (Bronze, Silver, and Gold).