Presentation on theme: "About K12 Systems, Inc. – Induction Summer 2014 K12 Systems recognized a need in school districts for a new way to manage electronic gradebooks. Web-based."— Presentation transcript:
1About K12 Systems, Inc. – Induction Summer K12 Systems recognized a need in school districts for a new way to manage electronic gradebooks. Web-based and scaleable, Sapphire Gradebook is an enterprise-class gradebook and attendance application designed to manage student information and assessment functions. It is intuitive and easy to use. To summarize, Sapphire Gradebook provides k-12 schools and school districts with a scaleable, secure and customizable Gradebook and attendance software package that increases productivity and improves communication for teachers, administrators, parents and students.
2Essential Questions 1. What is Sapphire Suite? 2. How does Sapphire work?3. What do I need to know to useSapphire successfully?
3Sapphire Gradebook Overview Access Gradebook via the Internet at school or home.Each Gradebook is for 1 subject/class only so you will have multiple Gradebooks.Use of Gradebook is mandatory for all secondary classes (7 – 12).The Electronic Report Card will be used at all levels.Gradebook has many grading and print functions (progress reports, teacher reports, etc).Administrators/offices setup Gradebook student rosters.Gradebook has student pictures and home contact information embedded.Teachers can create seating charts with student pictures in Gradebook.Gradebook has an attendance and discipline function.Use the Help pull-down window!Whatever you are working on…SAVE OFTEN!!!
4What does a finished Gradebook look like? Sapphire Gradebook OverviewWhat does a finished Gradebook look like?
5Sapphire Gradebook Log-On How do I login?Log onto the Gradebook site using your First_Last and password.Select Conestoga Valley School District your School ID and the School Year.Select Sign On.User ID = your first name _ last name (EX: Tonya_Santamaria)Password = same password as your district login
6Sapphire Gradebook Log-On Use Course to select your specific section or subject in your classroom.Select Section where applicable.Select GradeBook or Class Attendance.
7Sapphire Gradebook Attendance A student’s attendance to class may be verified in the My Class section. Attendance must be taken each class, but not reported in Sapphire Gradebook.The only sections that require input for Sapphire Gradebook are those that set attendance for the day (i.e. homeroom, first block, etc.)
8What is the basic Gradebook Navigation? Sapphire Gradebook My GradebooksWhat is the basic Gradebook Navigation?Interface with Gradebook using My Gradebooks, My Class, Options, Reports, Utilities, Student Names, Individual Student Icons, Assignment Scores, and Log Off.
9Sapphire Gradebook My Gradebooks This menu allows you to access other Courses, Homerooms, the Discipline, and Logout.
10What can I find in the My Gradebooks pull-down menu? Sapphire Gradebook My GradebooksWhat can I find in the My Gradebooks pull-down menu?
11Sapphire Gradebook My Class Use the My Class return to the main screen. This is also the menu to add Assignments, create Categories, generate Mid-Quarter and Final Grades, Comments and CV Work Habits, as well as other student management tools.
12What can I find in the My Class pull-down menu? Sapphire Gradebook My ClassWhat can I find in the My Class pull-down menu?
13How do I create Categories for my assignments? Sapphire Gradebook My ClassHow do I create Categories for my assignments?My Classes Menu Create new CategoryMany teachers use only two categories:FormativeSummative
14Sapphire Gradebook My Class-- Categories Categories can be created for all forms of assignments. From point values (based on your grading guidelines) to the color represented on the Gradebook, categories are completely customizable.
15How do I create a New Assignment? Sapphire Gradebook My Class—New AssignmentHow do I create a New Assignment?My Classes Menu Create new Assignment
16Sapphire Gradebook My Class--New Assignments Provide new assignments with a name and code as well as a category and point value. The description and due dates help provide information on the Parent Portal and progress reports. The assignment may be added to multiple sections.
17How do I create Seating Charts? Sapphire Gradebook My Class—Seating ChartsHow do I create Seating Charts?My Class Menu Seating Charts set your preferenceColor seating charts are an excellent tool for use with substitute teachers.How do I print Seating Charts?Report Menu Printable Seating Charts set your preference
18How do I record Textbooks assigned? Sapphire Gradebook My Class--TextbooksHow do I record Textbooks assigned?My Class Menu Textbooks record your data
19Sapphire Gradebook Options The Options menu allows you to customize your Gradebook. From various filters to custom order these option create your Gradebook the way you want it. The Preferences menu option is the most versatile in customization.SET COMMUNITY PORTAL options!
20Sapphire Gradebook Options How do I sort my class?Options Menu Student Order select your preference
21What can I find in the Options pull-down menu? Sapphire Gradebook OptionsWhat can I find in the Options pull-down menu?
22How do I have the most updated roster list? Sapphire Gradebook OptionsHow do I have the most updated roster list?Options Menu Acknowledge Adds/Hide Drops
23How do I set up my classes? Sapphire Gradebook OptionsHow do I set up my classes?Options Menu preferences (Select Gradebook or Community Web Portal)
24Sapphire Gradebook Options -- Preferences In the Preference menu the display options from percentages vs. max points and the color code for failing percentages to the way students names and information is displayed in the main page can be found.Other options like Final Exam and procedures for Incomplete or Blank grades can also be set in this menu.
25Sapphire Gradebook Reports The Reports menu provides all the printing needs for the Gradebook. Student Grades Reports and Print Friendly version of the Gradebook may be printed. Missing Grades and Seating Charts for substitutes (shown earlier) are valuable.
26What can I find in the Reports pull-down menu? Sapphire Gradebook ReportsWhat can I find in the Reports pull-down menu?
27How do I view and print grades How do I view and print grades? h View grades, print progress reports, enter final grades etc.Reports Menu Student Grades Report set your preferences
28Sapphire Gradebook Reports In the Blank Grid Options generates blank student list for various purposes. Using the Advanced tab provided the teacher with options to create a dated listing for attendance and other grading options.
29How can I get a blank grid of my class? Blank Grid Option found under Report Menu. This is helpful when a roster list is needed for field trips, checklists, attendance lists etc.
30Sapphire Gradebook Reports--Student Grades Reports Under Student Grades Report, you have the option to print a specific student’s report or the class.Many options are available for the report including a student filter.
31Sapphire Gradebook Reports --Student Contact InformationClick on the student name and you will see a Quick Lookup that contains much information about the student.Icons beside the student name indicate information you need to know.
32Sapphire Gradebook Utilities The Utilities menu provides the teacher with the tools to manage their account (i.e. Change Password, Import Categories etc.)
33Sapphire Gradebook (Report Cards - Secondary) Final grades for marking periods, finals exams, and course grades are automatically calculated and placed into the final grade page.
34Sapphire Gradebook (Report Cards - Secondary) A wide variety of descriptive comments are available for each student.
35How do I finalize grades, comments, and work habit grade at the end of the marking period and/or course?My Class Menu End of Marking Period Comments enter your codesMy Class Menu Final Grades enter your scoresMy Class Menu CV Work Habits enter your codes
36What are some additional helpful tools? Always use the HELP menu to access the Sapphire Resource Center for videos and other tutorial assistance.