Create Designated Marking Period

This topic covers how to create a new designated marking period, which will automatically sort particular assignments (i.e., final exams) into a specified marking period.

Depending on settings for your district, school administrators may not be able to adjust the dates or create additional marking periods.



  1. Select Marking Periods from the left sidebar to view marking periods for your school.

  2. Click the Create Marking Period button to create a new designated marking period.



  3. In the pop-up window, ensure that you complete the following information for your new designated marking period:
    • Type: Select Designated / Test from the drop-down menu.
    • Title: Enter the title for this marking period that you would like to appear on the Marking Periods page.
    • Short Title: Enter the short title for this marking period that will appear on views and reports with thin columns.
    • Grading Period: Select the grading period in which your marking period should exist.
    • Designation: In all capital letters, enter the word or phrase by which you would like Engrade to automatically sort assignments into this marking period. Only assignments with this name will go into this marking period.
    • Start Date: Enter the start date of your marking period.
    • End Date: Enter the end date of your marking period.
    • View in Gradebook?: Check this box if you want teachers/administrators to be able to view this marking period in class Gradebooks.
    • Show Students?: Check this box if you want students/parents to be able to view this marking period in their accounts.
    • View in Reports?: Check this box if you want this marking period to be displayed on printed reports.
    • Restrict to certain grade levels: Check this box if you would like to marking period to only be available to specific grade level classes. Once checked, you will need to select the minimum and maximum grade levels from the drop-down menus.



  4. Click the green Create Marking Period button to create your new designated marking period.


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