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Global Settings
Applies To: Plus Grade, Plus Portal

About Global Settings

SchoolSiteList.pngFor your convenience, District Admins may configure the Terms settings, Marking Periods, and Access and Registration Management settings for all schools from a single form. Since these settings will be broadcasted to all schools, it may be necessary to adjust the settings for those individual schools who use different terms, term dates, or require unique school settings.

Terms must be set each school year after the first import of data and before the start of the school year.

 

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To access these global settings forms, click the School Site List link in the Toolbox located in the right column of your District Admin portal homepage and then choose either the Edit Terms, Edit Marking Periods, or Edit School Settings button.

Edit Terms

If you've not used this feature before, you must first add the term labels (e.g. s1, y, fall, etc.) by clicking the blue Add Term button.

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Note: When adding terms, you must use the exact term label as imported from your SIS. If you are not certain of the labels, check with your district Sloopy installer or contact School Loop for help.

NewTerm.pngTo add terms, enter the correct label, set the start date for that term and select the subsequent term (e.g. s2 would be the subsequent term for s1).

Hint: Enter the labels in reverse chronological order. For example, if  the terms are M1, M2, M3, and M4, start with M4 and work your way back to M1.

Choose "End of School Year" for terms that do not have a subsequent term.

When you have added all of the terms, click the Update All Schools button to update all schools with the terms you have created.

Note: Some schools may have separate term labels and/or dates. In those cases go to school site's term settings to edit the terms.

The image below illustrates terms that have been correctly set.

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Edit Marking Periods

DistrictMarkingPeriod.pngClick New Marking Period to create marking periods for all of your schools. For complete instructions on creating marking periods, see the Grade Export Setup Help page.Typically this global tool should only be used at the beginning of the year before schools have setup any marking periods. If marking periods already exist at school sites be sure to use the same unique codes and dates.

Click the Update All Schools button to update all schools with the marking periods you have created.

Warning: Updating the marking periods will delete and overwrite the existing marking periods at every school in this district.

Edit School Settings

Choose the desired settings using the Change buttons on this page and then click the blue Update All Schools button. Depending on the number of schools in your districts, it will a few minutes to update all schools. If necessary, you can modify the settings for individual schools, by accessing these settings for that site. Details about each of these settings are covered in the page for School Settings and Gradebook Sharing.

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