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Required Fields
Payments
Your contact information
Password
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General Preferences
Internationalization Preferences
Default Class Policies
Default Grading Scale



REQUIRED FIELDS (indicated by red type)

First Name
Last Name
District Name
School Name
Street Address
City
State
Zip Code
Email Address



PAYING THE ANNUAL FEE

Payment
Individual account subscribers can submit payment by credit card via the Payment section of the My Account screen, or they can pay by check, or purchase order by mailing payment to:

KMKVGK Inc.
9018 Balboa Blvd #615
Northridge, Ca 91325
Please remember to include your MyGradeBook email address so we can credit your account.


Save With Group Accounts
Number of
Licenses
Annual Price
Per License
1 $29.95
2+ $24.95

If your department, school, district, or one of your associates has created a group account, you can enter the Group ID and Sign Up Code they provided you. If you want to start your own group to take advantage of group discount rates, please go to our homepage and click the offer for groups.

Paying the Annual Fee
We will begin to remind you to renew your annual subscription 30 days before your account is due. After you renew, a year will be added to the date that your next payment is due.






CONTACT INFO

The next 10 fields are self descriptive.

First Name(required)
Middle Name
Last Name(required)
District Name(required)
School Name(required)
Street Address(required)
City(required)
State(required)
Zip Code(required)
Work Phone
Home Phone
Email Address(required)

Enter New Password
Alterting this field changes your current password to a new password. For better securty, we recommend you change your password at least once a month. The suggested minimum number of characters is 6, and there is a maximum of 20 characters. The password is not case sensitive.

Confirm New Password
Retype the password you entered in the Enter New Password field above.



Unlock Password
You use your Unlock Password when your account has been locked for an hour due to three consecutive login failures.

For better securty, we recommend you change your Unlock Password at least once a month. The minimum number of characters is 6 and the maximum is 20. The Unlock password is not case sensitive.

Confirm Unlock Password
Retype the password you entered in the Enter New Password field above.


GENERAL PREFERENCES

Pop Up Access Log
Use this option to make the system pop up your Access Log when it finds failed login attempts within the number of hours you specify. Enter a zero to make the system never pop up the Access Log.

Enable Save Reminder.
By default, the Enable Save Reminder box is checked when you sign up. When the Enable Save Reminder box is checked, you receive a warning every time you edit a screen and forget to click the Save button before clicking a link to go to another page.

If the Enable Save Reminder box is unchecked, you do not receive a warning every time you edit a screen and forget to click the Save button before clicking a link to go to another page. If you have the latest version of your favorite browser and some of the pages are still loading too slowly for your taste, you might want to consider unchecking the Enable Save Reminder box to see if it speeds them up for you. If unchecking the Enable Save Reminder box does not speed up the screens, it most likely means that your network connection is not fast enough.

Enable Enhanced Editor.
By default, the Enable Enhanced Editor box is checked when you sign up. When the Enable Enhanced Editor box is checked, you are able to more easily enter rich text in fields such as the assignment descriptions. If the Enable Enhanced Editor box is unchecked, you will see a standard text area field with no editing buttons in the Class policies and other places where you can enter a lot of text such as the assignment descriptions.

Email Notice During Login
If this box is checked, you will receive an email notice whenever someone attempts to access your account even if the attempt was successful. If this box is not checked, you only receive an email notice when a failed attempt to access your account is recorded.

New User Guide
Click on the check box next to this preference if you want to use the wizard when setting up each new class. This option is meant for teachers who are new to MyGradeBook or do not typically use the copy button in the Class screen. When the New User Guide option is enabled, you get extra help message near the top of each screen to guide you through the basic steps taken by most teachers when they setup up a new class:

  1. Create a class - Click the Class tab to load the Class screen and then use the add or copy button.
     
  2. Define grading periods - Hold your mouse pointer over the Class tab until the sub menu is shown and then click the Grading Periods link.
     
  3. Update categories - Click the Categories tab to load the Categories screen and if necessary edit the default set of categories your class was given.
     
  4. Add an assignment - Click the Assignments tab to load the Assignments screen and add one or more assignments.
     
  5. Add students and assign passwords - Click the Students tab to load the Students screen and add one or more students. Use the new passwords button or manually enter passwords.
     

Display "All grading periods" option in the Grading Periods drop down to parents and students when they login.
Click on the check box next to this preference if you want students and parents to see an "All grading periods" option in the Grading Periods drop down when they login. By default, this option is not checked since the concept of an "Overall Grade" is alien to most classes that use grading periods. This option is only relevant if your class uses Grading Periods.

Show the students name when parents and students are viewing their grading summary
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate whether or not you want parents and the student to see student names when they login and view their grading summary. By default, they cannot see the name of the student.

Show your email address to parents and students who are viewing their grading summary
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate that parents and the student can see your email address when they login. By default, they can not see your email address.

Show Student Rank in reports
Click on the check box next to this preference to enable the student's rank in the class to display in the reports that can show student rank. By default, rankings are not shown.

**Note** Student rankings are automatically suppressed in reports and screens for elementary classes regardless of the preference you indicate in the My Account screen.


Show Student VS Class report to parents and students who are viewing their grading summary
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate whether parents and students can or can not see the Student Vs. Class report when they login. By default, the Student Vs. Class report is suppressed. Elementary teachers rarely enable this option.


Show percentages and weights to students and parents when they login
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate whether or not you want students and parents to see percentages and weights when they login to view their grades and assignments. Elementary teachers usually uncheck this preference.

      Related information: Use the class grading scale to suppress the display of computed letter grades.


Show Low Scores report to parents and students when they login
Click on the check box next to this preference to indicate whether or not you want the Low Scores report to display in your students' accounts when they login to view their grades.


Show Total Point Possible, Earned, and Percentage to parents and students when they login instead of Grade and Percentage.
This setting will be ignored if you weight your categories or grading periods or the class uses the Elementary Format. When you check the box next to this preference, students and parents will see Total Point Possible, Earned, and Percentage instead of Grade and Percentage when they login to view their grades. This information is shown in the Home tab when students and parents login and in the Assignments By Date Due report that they can access via the Assignments tab.

  • Example Of What Is Shown With Box Checked
    Points Possible: 1,000.00   Points Earned: 800.00    Percentage: 80%   Total Assignments: 17   Assignments due & missing: 0   Assignments due & unscored: 0
  • Example Of What Is Shown With Box UNchecked
    Grade: B (80.00%)   Total Assignments: 17   Assignments due & missing: 0   Assignments due & unscored: 0
In addition, this setting will adjust the output in the following screens and reports:
  • Scores Spreadsheet screen will show Points Earned / Possible = Percentage instead of Grade / Percentage below each student's name.
  • The Student Summary report will show Points Earned / Possible = Percentage instead of Grade (%) in the Overall Summary section and will not show the Weight and Grade columns in the Performance By Category section.


Suppress the Class Average column in the Student/Parent Completed Quizzes screen.
If you check this box, students and parents will not see the "Class Avergae" column when they login and choose the Assignments-->Completed Quizzes screen.


 

Supress display of assignments in student/parent viewer that are not due for another {value you specify} days or more.
The default is zero which makes the student/parent viewer screens display all assignments regardless of their due date. If the student has a non default score for an assignment, it will be shown regardless of its due date.


College Format
When you check the box next to this preference, students will not see fields for Mother and Father information when they access their My Account screen. In addition, the login links you send to your students via the Communicate and Grades Updated screens will contain "sp_summary" instead of "student_parent_summary" so your students don't mistakenly think their parents can login and check their grades.

    Related setting in Class screen: Suppress Grades In Viewer

Screen shown when Scores tab is clicked
When you just click the Scores tab instead of waiting a second and chooising a specific screen, the screen displayed is based on the value in this field.


Decimal places to show in percentages
Use this field to specify how many decimal places to show when percentages are displayed in reports and screens. This setting affects the numeber of decimal places shown in percentages when you and your student/parents access MyGradeBook.


Default number of points for new assignments
When you click the add button in the Assignment screen, the points column is prefilled with a number based on the value in this field.


Default assignment dates to first & last day of class
Elementary, Middle School, and High school teachers typically leave this box UNchecked. College professors typically check this box. If this box is checked, the system will default the assignment Date Assigned to the first day of the class and the assignment Date Due to the last day of the class when you are adding new assignments in the Assignment screen or the Scores By Assignment screen. Otherwise, the system will default the dates to the current date.




INTERNATIONALIZATION PREFERENCES

Language/Country
Selecting your language/country only affects the date format.

Time Zone
Changing your time zone affects the values displayed and used for the dates and times in your account.

Changing your time zone does not affect date formatting. Use the Language/Country drop down if you want to use a different date format.

 

DEFAULT CLASS POLICIES

Use this field to enter any default policies that you want to use when you create a new class. Entering policies in this screen does affect the policies in your existing classes. If you want to change the policies in your existing classes, go to the Class Policies screen. If you have defined policies for a class, the parents and the student can see the policies when they go to the Class Information report.
 


DEFAULT GRADING SCALE

The grading scale you define in the My Account screen is used to set the initial grading scale values for each new class you add. If you have the New User Guide enabled, you will normally have no use for this section because whenever you add a class through the New User Guide, the grading scale is automatically saved as the default for your next class.

If you want to adjust the grading scale for your existing classes, go to the Class screen where you can set the grading scale for the currently selected class and other classes at the same time.

For details about the grading scale, please go to the Grading Scale section of the Class help screen.



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