This document will take you through the basic setup of your gradebook in Infinite Campus. The steps below must be completed for each class at the start of each semester. Infinite Campus (IC) treats S1 and S2 as different courses. Primary grades’ (K-2) setup is a little different and is explained below as needed.
The old Java-based gradebook has been replaced with the previously in-beta Campus Instruction tools. To access the new tools, click on the “Apps” button next to Log Off in the IC toolbar, then click Campus Instruction.
The main tools you will use daily are on the left-hand side (Grade Book, Attendance, Seating Chart, Planner, etc.). To automatically go to Campus Instruction when you login to IC, scroll down to Account Settings. Under the Preferences, click the drop-down menu and choose Campus Instruction as your default.
There are other preferences you can set here as well.
For each course you teach, you must set up at least one category in which to create assignments. Primary (K-2) teachers do not need to complete this step.
Click on the Grade Book tool
Choose a course from the dropdown. Be sure to choose the correct calendar (Elementary, MS, or HS), Term (Q1, Q2, etc.), Section, and Task (Quarter)
Note: Grading Tasks (assignments) are ALWAYS created in the “Quarter” task.
Next, click on the blue Settings button in the Grade Book for the section/course you have chosen. In the Settings menu, click Categories in the Grade Book Setup.
Create at least one category. If you want to weight your categories (i.e. test, quizzes, daily work), be sure your weighted percentages add up to 100. Otherwise, create one category called “Daily Work,” or similar, and leave the weight at 0.0
If you have multiple sections of the same course, you can create the category for both sections.
Scroll down in the Category Detail window and click “Quarter”. This tells IC that the category you are creating only applies to you quarter grades, which is correct since assignments are only placed in the Quarter grading task. Click Save.
This step allows you to see “In Progress” grades for your student in the grade book.
Primary (K-2) teachers do not need to complete this step.
Back in the Settings menu for your course, under Grade Book Setup, click “Grade Calc Options”
Under Fill Calculation Type, choose In Progress Grade
Under Grading Scale, choose ABC. Click Save.
With this tool, you can copy the categories you created for one course over to other courses.
Under Settings->Copiers, choose Category Copier. Follow the prompts to copy the categories to another course. As always, be sure to click Save when done.
REMEMBER: You need to set up Categories and Grade Calc Options for every course in which you give a grade.