Using the Subject View

Overview

The Subject View allows you to enter marks and comments in relation to the current term for one student and one subject at a time. You may also print reports. To use this tool, one of your classes, then one of the students who take the class should be selected in the Navigation Panel, as explained in the Menu Bar, Navigation and Grade Distribution article.

Subject View with Collapsed Right Panel

1. Currently selected student

The orange coloured icon reminds you that data entered for the student has not been saved yet.

The green coloured icon indicates that there is no data to be saved for the student.

The currently selected subject and student are also displayed at the top of the Student View screen.

2. The light blue background indicates that this student is currently selected.

3. The toolbar

i. Saves the current student's report card data.

ii. Spell checks the comment for the current class.

iii. Saves the report card as a PDF file, which is then displayed.

NOTE: By default, the current term's report card will be saved/displayed. To print the report card for a different term, click the small arrow on the button to get a drop-down. Choose the desired term, then click the main button again. The report card will be displayed for the selected term when this icon is clicked.

iv. These are two buttons and a slider control that allow you to quickly move through the students that take the current selected class, which is the class defined by the current student and the currently selected subject. Subject selection will be explained later.

Click the buttons to move forward or back by one student.

Alternatively, click and drag the slider nub to jump anywhere within the class.

You will see a tooltip indicating which student will be selected when you release the slider.

As you select a different student in the Student View using the buttons or the slider control, the Navigation Panel will display the newly selected student, too. Incidentally, you may alternately use the Navigation Panel to select a different student and, in fact, you may use it to select a different class, too.

4. The subject view displays data for a single student and a single class (i.e. taught subject) at any given time. You may use the Navigation Panel to select the same student under a different taught subject.

However, all classes taken by the currently selected student

are available also via tabs within that view that can be switched to at any time.

If horizontal arrows are present, use them to view and select taught subjects that are not initially visible.

Click a tab to select the respective taught subject.

5. Each of the three columns is resizable.

NOTE: Report 1 and Report 2 designate the second and third term, respectively.

6. For stranded subjects, mark fields are set up in a grid.</span>

You can use each grid elements in the current term's column (either Report 1 or Report 2) corresponding to

each of the strands to choose from a drop-down list (grades 1-6) or enter (grades 7 and 8) a mark.

Click in the respective grid elements to select/enter the marks.

Single-stranded subjects are marked in a similar way.

You can use the current term's element to choose from a drop-down list (grades 1-6)

or enter (grades 7 and 8) a mark. Start by clicking just below Report 1 or Report 2,

depending on the current term. You can view, but not edit, second term marks during the third term.

7. The last row of the grid is labelled All, which will set all strands with the same value.

This is useful for checking all strands with the same setting or filling a particular mark for all strands.

8. The small up arrow indicates an open term panel.

By default the current term's panel is open, visible and editable, but the other term panels may also be opened for viewing.

9. Click the relevant checkboxes.

10. Use the drop-down to select the progress rating.

11. Use this text input box to enter comments. You may use the Comment Browser to select and enter comments.

As well, you may click the Spell Check icon to identify and correct misspellings.

12. The small down arrow indicates a closed term panel.

13. The bar provides a visual indication of the number of used vs. allowed comment lines which matches the superimposed message.

The bar turns red when the number of comments exceeds the allowed maximum.

Subject View with Expanded Right Panel

1. Click to see additional tools.

2. For stranded subjects, the checkboxes are set up in a grid.

The last row of the grid is labelled All, which will set all strands with the same value.

The term panels' columns such as ESL/ESD, IEP, etc. are resizable.

This feature can be used to increase the width of a column when only a part of its content is visible.

To make a column wider or narrower, carefully point at the gap between column headers until your cursor changes

to the horizontal resize mode. Then click and drag. You should see the column actively resizing as you move.

Release the mouse button when the column is the desired size.

3. Click to float the Comment Browser and view a full-size Grade Distribution pie-chart.

Homeroom Subject View

1. Use drop-down to select the homeroom mark for every strand: Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement.

2. Type in the Grade in September.

3. Times Late is a per-term counter. It is read only in the above figure as the Edit menu's Enable cumulative attendance option is selected.

4. Days Absent is a per-term counter. It is read only in the above figure as the Edit menu's Enable cumulative attendance option is selected.

5. Update the cumulative Total Times Late counter if necessary.

This counter is writable n the above figure as the Edit menu's Enable cumulative attendance option is selected.

6. Update the cumulative Total Days Absent counter if necessary.

This counter is writable n the above figure as the Edit menu's Enable cumulative attendance option is selected.

If the Edit menu's Enable cumulative attendance option is not selected, it is the per-term counters that are writable.

The two cumulative counters (Total Times Late and Total Days Absent) are in this case read-only.