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Customizing the Display of your Data

You can customize the display of data in the score chart in a variety of ways. This section explains how to customize the score chart to meet your unique and changing needs.

To display scores as raw scores, percents or grades:

An assignment’s display of scores can be set in its record window. To override this setting so that the scores on all assignments are displayed as raw scores, percents or grades, use the small menu next to the intersection of the first student row and the first assignment column shown below.
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Press on this menu (A) to set the display of scores to raw scores, percents or grades.

To resize the assignment title region:

If your assignments’ titles are long, you can give them more room in the score chart. If the titles are consistently short, you can take away some space so that more student rows can be shown on your screen. To resize the column height, press and drag the thick, horizontal line below the assignment titles up or down.
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To resize the column height, press on the thick line below the assignment titles (A) and drag up or down.

To add a column to display points earned, term grades, attendance totals, special student record information, class rank, etc.:

  1. Press on the column title above the column of student names (or an adjacent column) and, from the menu that pops up, choose Add NEW Column. A new column with student names will appear. Note: this menu item will become disabled if the eight-column limit has been reached.
  2. Press on the new column’s title to bring up the menu again, but, this time, choose the desired content for the column.
  3. To resize the column, press on the vertical line to the right of the title and drag left or right.
  4. To move the column to a new location, press on any data beneath the column’s title and drag left or right. Note: this does not work with the column of student names. To move this column, drag the other columns around it.
  5. To delete a column, press on the column title an choose Delete THIS Column.customize_display_03.jpg

To add a column or to change its content, press on the column’s title (A). To resize a column, press on the vertical line to the right of the title (B) and drag. To move a column, press on a data cell and drag.

To show just one student or a subset of students:

  • To show only a single student, choose the student from the pop up menu immediately above the first row number in the score chart. This enters the show one mode in which the vertical scroll bar scrolls the students one at a time drawing each in the first row. The Find tool allows you to find any student and still never have more than one student visible.
  • To show or hide selected students, press on a student’s row number. Drag up or down to select multiple rows. Then choose Show Selected or Hide Selected from the View menu.
  • Choose Show All from the View menu to return to the normal view.

To show just one assignment or a subset of assignments:

  • To show a single assignment, choose the assignment from the pop up menu to the left of the first assignment’s column number.
  • To show assignments in a single category, choose the category from the pop up menu to the left of the first assignment’s column number.
  • To show or hide selected assignments, press on an assignment’s column number. Drag left or right to select multiple columns. Then choose Show Selected or Hide Selected from the View menu.
  • Choose Show All from the View menu to return to the normal view.

To show missing work, failing students, blank scores, absent students, the top 10, improvers, decliners or other special groups:

Choose one of the custom filters from the View menu or from the pop up menu immediately above the vertical scroll bar. For information on editing and creating custom filters, see Gradebook Options: Filters.