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Status Lines

The Status Lines feature can be used to display information about the category or row selected in the gradebook spreadsheet. To change information shown in the status lines, select View Status Lines. In the dialog box that appears you may choose to which status lines to display, and may edit the information displayed in each.

sStatus lines options

Status lines options

Student Status Line

If you check Show student info status line, this will display a row at the top of the screen containing information about the student in whose row your cursor is located. As you move your cursor from row to row, the status line displays information about each student.

Student status line displayed

Student status line displayed

Test Status Line

From the same Status Line Dialog box, you may also choose Show test info status line. This will display a row (at the top of the screen) containing information about the test on which column your cursor is located. As you move your cursor from column to column, the status line displays information about each test.

Test status line displayed

Test status line displayed