With this release, gradebook in onCampus has been enhanced with new features based on feedback from the Blackbaud K-12 Community Forum. Class data is now easily visible from the gradebook including the class average as well as the total number of students and assignments issued out.
Previously, a small alert icon appeared in the gradebook and teachers had to select to see details about an assignment. With this release, new visual indicators help teachers find information faster without needing to drill down into each individual grade. These include keyboard shortcuts and icons, which can now be added to a student’s grade to represent various statuses (such as work that’s missing, late, or incomplete). Select these icons manually from a list or by using a new keyboard shortcut.
From the student view options in gradebook, teachers can now access Student Learning Profiles as well as compose Official Notes. We’ve improved the workflow for bulk adding points and an option to bulk add Assignment Comments is now available. There is also a new Performance Summary view that breaks down statistics including Mean, Median, and Mode for each Assignment.
For assignments that use the new rubric functionality, teachers now have the option of evaluating the assignment right from the gradebook, without needing to backtrack to the assignment directly. Once the evaluation is finished, you can then commit and publish the grades just like you would from the assignment rubric.
With interactive assignment rubrics in onCampus, teachers can set clear learning expectations and provide more meaningful feedback on assignments. For students, this adds transparency to the grading process along with letting them know what they need to do in order to succeed. Teachers can create, edit and modify rubrics from Faculty > My Day > Rubrics while any rubrics they own appear in a list under My Rubrics. Teachers can associate rubrics from My Rubrics then Add/Edit Assignments.Assignments that use rubrics for grading can be evaluated by selecting from a number of different proficiencies for each listed skill. Once grading is finished, teachers then commit the grades in batches and the rubric becomes available for students and parents to view.The Rubric Bank helps teachers and academic managers collaborate and be more efficient through sharing rubrics. The rubric bank is a communal area where teachers can share their rubrics with others as well as copy and add existing rubrics to their personal list. After a rubric is added, teachers can further edit and refine the rubric for their personal use. For more information and a visual guide to creating rubrics, check out these YouTube videos.
St. Catherine’s School has changed the system that pushpage email messages are sent this past summer. This change may have resulted in some emails not successfully being delivered or emails being marked as SPAM or Junk. We are in the process of identifying users affected by this change to remedy the situation. We apologize for the inconvenience in this matter.
Here are a couple of steps to eliminate some of the possible errors on your end:
Note: if you have Comcast or Verizon, you may need to sign-in to your web-based email application for your provider to check for SPAM or Junk folders, rather than looking on your phone mail app.
Check your SPAM or Junk folder in your email provider software to see if you have any pushpages from St. Catherine’s School located there. If so, select one email and see if you can set the email as “Not SPAM or Not Junk”. Such pushpage email will have originated from firstname.lastname@example.org
Create a new contact in your email system. Add this email to the contact: email@example.com
See if you can add a second email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Compose and send an email to email@example.com (you must send this from your email account)
Subject line: Unblock Me
Body of the email: Please unblock me so that I may receive emails from St. Catherine’s School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers for Parents and Students, found in the Resources section of SaintsNet is a great place to find information for the start of next year while you are enjoying the summer with your family. In fact, Papers for Parents and Students contains Checklists for Lower and Middle School students to help you know what is expected over the summer and when.
Visit Papers for Parents today to help you relax this summer by downloading the Reading Lists and Supply Lists for your grade level; to learn about deadlines; to see the Major Dates and Academic Calendar Overview to help plan your school year and much more.
Stay tuned over the summer for updates around August 1 with more information!
Parents, faculty and students can all find something in SaintsNet in the Resources section.
Resources contain need-to-know info for what is important at St. Catherine’s School. There are different resource tiles designed for your role at school, so your view may appear differently than the image above.
Click on a tile to view the contents. Papers for Parents is a good place to go. Over the summer new content is added pertaining to the upcoming school year so check back often.
The News > Scoreboard section of SaintsNet populates with This Week, Last Week or custom date ranges. If you look at Last Week games, you can view the dates, scores and even click on the game highlights to read exciting info about that game.
The Scoreboard can be displayed as a grid format (above) or a list format (below)
The calendar on SaintsNet has been improved with color-coded events based on your role at school. As parents, you will see major dates, athletic events and even events pertaining to your child’s classes or sports teams.
You can use the checkboxes on the side to check on or off different categories. Give it a try!
Click Save my View at the upper-left. With any luck, the calendar will keep the display category settings for next time you access the calendar.
It makes total sense that wanting to annotate student work online was among our most requested features — teachers want to keep that feedback loop with students open online. Using Annotations in onCampus, this makes the process so much easier.
Teachers will be able to access turned in work via Assignments, and from right within the browser, they’ll be able to click the “Annotate” button to start the process of marking up work. This eliminates the need to download documents. It’s all done within onCampus.
Summer is the time of ice cream, camps and vacations. But as parents we want to take care of business so all that family-time can take place.
Papers for Parents on SaintsNet is one great place to get reading lists, permission forms and other needed info for school-related summertime tasks out of the way. However, Papers for Parents has content that rolls out at different times of the summer. To that end, we are developing a schedule to deliver all that great content, with the accuracy you deserve.
Stay tuned for announcements about Papers for Parents content!