Creating Grading Periods
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- In Grade Center, click Manage to access the drop-down menu.
- Select Grading Periods.
- Click Create Grading Period.
TIP: You can choose to automatically associate your Grading Period with all columns that are due within the date range.
After creating Grading Periods, you can associate each column with a different grading period. So why would you do this? For example, do you have a large Grade Center with quite a few columns? After establishing grading periods you can later select only those columns within a particular grading period for display. Thus improving the speed with which the Grade Center re-draws. See handout “Creating Smart Views.”