Setup and Use your Gradebook

Getting started with Teams Gradebook in GCCISD

Log into Teams in GCCISD

Log in with your Username and Password you use to log into the computer.

Click here to Log into Teams

Click here to setup Alpha Grades

STEP 1: Category Setup by Course/Section

  1. After logging into Teams, Under the Teacher Menu, go to Maintain Teacher Gradebook Category

  2. Under the Gradebook Course/Section tab, select a Course/Section

  3. Select one Category , i.e. Major, Non-Major, or Homework. (Choose the category names you will use to weigh Assignments for the course.)

  4. Next to each Category Name selected, type a number weight. Weight should TOTAL 100. i.e. Major 60, Homework 10, Classwork 40.

Side Note: If every Course has a different category set up, complete Step 1 for every course. Categories can be copied for one course to another. See Step 3.

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Column Headings for Creating Categories

  1. Category Name: The name of the assignment category that you added is displayed.
  2. Weight: The weight is the multiplier to be used for the category in the grade calculation.
  3. GB Grading Cycle: Defaults grading cycle
  4. Calc Result Type: This is the calculation result type, which is either Alpha or Numeric.
  5. Alpha Grade Value Scale: If the calculation result type is Alpha, select the scale option to use (for example, Alpha or Pass).
  6. Alpha Grades Only: If only alphabetical grades will be used in this assignment category, select Y; if both alphabetical and numeric will be used, select N.
  7. Scale Value: Enter the Scale Value to be used as the default for this assignment category.
  8. # Count: Enter the default value for the number of times an assignment in this category will be counted.
  9. Drop Low: enter the number of assignments to be dropped.
  10. Drop High: enter the number of assignmenr to be dropped.
  11. Lowest Drop Value: Enter the lowest grade value that that can be dropped.
  12. Highest Drop Value: Enter the highest grade value that can be dropped.
  13. Color: Select a color for the drop down list to designate a color scheme for the category.

STEP 2: Copying Categories

To copy one or more course Category settings to another Category: (Under Teacher Menu, Maintain Teacher Gradebook Category)

    1. Go to Copy Categories tab.

    2. Under the first section header: Copy Categories From Course/Section select the Course/Section to copy FROM

    3. Under the second section header: Copy To Course Sections click an individual course, then click the Add button. Or click on the Add All button.

    4. Click Copy to complete copying Category setup to selected Course/Sections.

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We’re not finished Yet!

STEP 3: Creating an Assignment

The Categories selected, when adding an Assignment, must carry weight. (View instructions above to setup Categories.)

  1. Click on the Teacher Gradebook Assignment tab

  2. When adding a New Assignment, select a category that carries weight which was setup under the Gradebook Course/Section tab.

  3. In this example, only two Categories can be selected: Classwork or Major.

Side Note: Assign Date and Due Date must be within the Progress Report or Report Card Window to Average for the specific six weeks/grading period. i.e. Grading Window 1-4-2016 to 1-22-2016. All assign and due dates must be dated on or between 1-4-2016 to 1-22-2016.

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Column Headings for Creating an Assignment

  1. Category: Select one that carries weight
  2. Assignment: Type in Assignment Name
  3. Assign Date: Enter date assigned
  4. Due Date: Enter date due
  5. Alpha Grades Only*: No (Please view the Alpha Grade Documention)
  6. Scale Value: Must be 100, defaults from category.
  7. Maximum Value: Can be any value, defaults from category.
  8. # Count: The number of the times you want this Assignment to count in the gradebook, defaults from category.
  9. Consider for High/Low Grade Drop?: Allow this Assignment to be a part of the collection of grades that can be dropped for the Reporting period, depending on your settings. (This should also be setup for the category selected for the Assignment.)
  10. Assignment for Extra Credit Only?: Allows this Assingment to average as Extra credit for the Reporting period.
  11. Gradebook Grading Cycle: The system displays the Gradebook Grading Cycle
  12. Attachment: Assignment can be attached; viewable by parents.
  13. Notes: Notes about the Assignment; viewable by parents.

STEP 4: Copy Assignments

If you have multiple courses with the same Assignments: (Under Teacher Menu, Maintain Teacher Gradebook Category)

  1. Go to Copy Assignment tab.

  2. Under the Assignments Header: Select the Course/Section to copy FROM

  3. Click an individual Assignment Name, then click the Add button. Or click on the Add All button.

  4. After the Assignments are selected, a course needs to be selected to copy the Assignments to one or more course.

  5. Under the Course/Sections Header: Select the Course/Section then click the Add button. Or click on the Add All button.

  6. Click Copy to complete copying selected Assignments to Course/Sections selected.

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Step 5: Class Notes Tab

You can create notes for a course/section that parents/guardians can view in the Parent SelfServe application. (Under Teacher Menu, Maintain Teacher Gradebook Category)

  1. Go to Class Notes tab.

  2. Select the Course/Section

  3. Type a Parent AND/OR Student Message that will appear for the class in the Online Portal.

  4. Click Save.