Preparing for a New Year¶
This section will serve as a checklist for users as they get ready for a new school year.
- Change School Year
Note: This will change students year- freshmen will be come sophomores, seniors will graduate, etc.
How to: User must have the necessary permissions (typically a registrar). Select Admin from the top-right selection bar, then Change school year.
Select the appropiate year from the drop down and submit. A confirmation screen appears and the change will go through once YES has been selected.
- Create New Marking Periods/Semesters
In order for grades/attendances/disciplines etc. to be logged appropiately, it is vital that the correct marking periods are set up, and that you set the correct current marking period.
How to: Under the Courses and Grades tab, select Marking periods. If you notice that marking periods for the next year have not been created, select +Add. You will be taken to the following screen:
Fill out the appropiate information and set the correct dates. Check the Active box if that marking period will be the first marking period for the new year (i.e. August - November). Save
- Create students from Applicants
You may refer to `Creating Students from Applicants`_. One thing worth repeating: the only applicants who will be converted into students are those applicants who have the green check under the ready to export column header.
- Create Courses for the New Year
How to: click here to read over the how-to section on this topic `Creating Courses`_.
Note: ensure that you select the correct marking period when creating new courses.
- Enroll Students in New Courses
How to: refer to `Enrolling Students`_.