This information will be used by teachers who wish to enter scores and/or comments in SchoolLoop's Gradebook.
There are three different views for recording scores. The latter two also allow teachers to add comments.
As a user types, the background of any cell with a changed value will be highlighted in orange. This feature is used on all grade input pages and serves multiple purposes:
- The cells highlighted in orange remind users that there are scores to be saved. Be sure to click one of the Save buttons before attempting to leave the page.
- It's easy to spot any scores changed by accident or by a student.
Note: If the cells of newly added or changed scores are not turning orange, those scores will not be saved. This can happen when a user's session times out.
When scores are entered, student and class averages update automatically as soon as the cursor is moved to a new cell.
If a user attempts to leave the Gradebook when entering scores, they will be prompted to either save or discard those scores. If a user manages to leave the Gradebook without saving grades, a draft of those scores is saved. The next time that Gradebook is accessed, SchoolLoop will prompt users to either save or discard the draft scores.
Although the Gradebook provides protection against accidental grade loss, it is important to click the Save button periodically. It is recommended that users click on the Save button every few minutes while working on grades.
Assignment and student scoresheets include an input field for comments. These comments will be visible only to the selected students and their registered parents when viewing the progress report for a teacher's class.