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Using GradeQuick Douglas County School System Technology Department
In this session, you will learn … Definition of an electronic gradebook Benefits of an electronic gradebook Opening GradeQuick Creating classes, adding students, and entering grades Weighting Grades Finding help
About GradeQuick GradeQuick is an electronic version of a physical gradebook. Each class is typically saved as an individual gradebook file. Electronic gradebooks simplify record-keeping and provide vast reporting options that a physical gradebook cannot. Our license allows each teacher to use a copy of GradeQuick on his or her home computer. See your media specialist for information.
Getting Started Each gradebook file needs specific information to customize it to your needs. You will need the following information: class information such as course title, room number, period, student list, etc. term start dates for all terms grading preferences
Getting Started Launch GradeQuick. This will open a blank page.
Getting Started The Help feature in GradeQuick is full of valuable information. Access the tutorial by clicking on Help, then selecting GradeQuick Tutorial.
Creating a Class First choose Edit>Class Information...
Creating a Class Next, fill in the appropriate information. You do not have to fill in all fields in the Information column, just the ones you choose.
Adding Students Once your class file is open, type the names of your students beside the numbered column. Select enter to drop down to the next line.
Saving a GradeQuick File Select File>Save as. Use the down arrow to drop down to your home directory. Do NOT save to the c: drive. This is not a secure location. You may also choose to save a backup copy to a floppy disk or CD. If so, be sure removable media is kept in a secure location.
Saving a GradeQuick File Click on the new folder icon to create a folder called “Gradequick” Double click this folder to open and save your file. This will keep all of your gradebook files in a central location.
Saving a GradeQuick File Choose a name using no more than 8 characters, not including the extension after the period. Do not use spaces or special characters. I have named my file math1 for Math, 1 st period. Click Save.
Weighting Grades Default GradeQuick files use a total points grading system. For each test (or activity) a number of points is assigned. Grades can be weighted by selecting Grading> Weighting.
Weighting Grades When changing a selection here from Off to On, a caution dialog box appears. Select Yes to continue. Select OK to turn on weighting.
Weighting Grades Weight Terms--Used to weight terms. Default is Off, so all terms are weighted the same. Weight Categories--This is a popular feature to switch On. As you input categories of assignments for the first time in the gradebook, it prompts you to assign the category a weight. It averages all tests (assignments) in each category and then plugs that figure into the overall weighting equation. Weight Tests--You can also weight tests directly in the gradebook each time you add a test if you turn this feature On.
Grading Continue to browse the Grading menu choices for other personal preferences. The dialog boxes that follow each choice are informative and easy to customize.