5 Ways to Prep Your GradeCam Account for Next School Year
Like setting the chairs on the tables and filing away all those papers that piled on your desk throughout the year, there are a few actions you can take to tidy up your GradeCam account.
Before you settle into the dog days of summer, here’s 5 things you can do on your GradeCam account to set yourself up for success next school year:
1. Export Your Data
Export the data you need from the year’s assignments. You can export data as a .csv file from any report table within GradeCam Go!. Check out the More button for downloading options.
2. Transfer Your Grades
Make sure all grades are transferred to your electronic gradebook. Don’t worry! We always save all your data. You may just want to double check to make sure your gradebook is complete for the year.
More info on how to transfer grades to any electronic gradebook.
3. Create New Classes
Create new classes for next school year. Remember to always use unique student IDs for every student. If you would like to compare data from year to year, do not delete your classes. Just be sure the new class names are different than last year’s class names.
Note: You can skip this step if you have a school/district account. Your administrator will input rosters for you.
More info on how to manage class lists.
4. Clone Assignments
If you are planning on reusing assignments from last year into the new school year, the Cloning feature is your best friend! Cloning an assignment creates a copy – including the key and any standards attached – to save you massive amounts of time. There’s no need to recreate assignments from scratch. You can even make edits to the assignment once it’s cloned.
Just make sure to print new forms once you’re ready to test. You cannot reuse forms once an assignment is cloned.
Bonus Tip: Be sure to rename the assignment to make it unique for the new school year. You could end each assignment with “2016-17” for example. Including the unit or section number will help immensely too. Naming a math test “Division” could prove to be unhelpful 12 months later when you are trying to figure out which division quiz is the one you need.
See our support desk for step-by-step instructions on how to clone an assignment.
5. Save Your Reusable Exam Forms
Reusing laminated forms from last year is a great strategy and cost saver. We always encourage testing them to make sure they still work after the year’s wear and tear.
More on how to print reusable exam forms.
Now you can relax for the summer knowing you’re all set for next school year. Enjoy. You deserve it!