Set Basic Settings for a Class

This topic covers how to update the basic settings for a class.

If your school is connected to a district account, some of the settings described on this page may be locked to editing. 

  1. Select Classes from the left sidebar.

  2. Hover over the gear icon to the right of the class you would like to edit, and select Settings from the drop-down menu.



  3. On the Basic Settings page, you can edit the following settings:
    • Class Name: You may change the existing class name by typing a new name into the field.
    • School Year: Select the desired school year from the drop-down menu.
    • Grading Period: Select the desired grading period from the drop-down menu.
    • Period of the Day: Enter the desired class period into the field.
    • Weight: Enter a weight for the class, if desired.
    • Honors: Select an honors status for the class, if desired.
    • Grade Level: Select a grade level for the class from the drop-down menu.
    • Subject Area: Select a subject area for the class from the drop-down menu.
    • Class Course: If your school uses Engrade’s custom report cards, you may need to tag a course to the class. 
    • Sort Students: Select a sort order for the students enrolled in the class.
    • Name Order: Select First Last or Last, First to determine how student names will display in the class Gradebook.



  4. Select your desired communication preferences for Messages & Discussions:
    • Check the box next to Allow students to message teachers to let students send messages to teachers. If it is unchecked, students will not be able to send messages to the teacher of the class.

    • Check the box next to Allow students to post topics to the discussion board to let students create topics on the Discussions page. If this box is unchecked, only the teacher will be able to create new posts on the Discussions page.

    • Check the box next to Allow student attachments in discussion board posts to let students attach files in their discussion posts. If this box is unchecked, students will not be able to attach files to their discussion posts.

    • Check the box next to Allow student rich text in discussion board posts to let students use rich text editing in their discussion posts. If this box is unchecked, students will not be able to use rich text editing in their discussion posts.

    • Check the box next to Allow students to message each other to let students send other students messages through their Engrade student accounts. If this box is unchecked, students will not be able to message other students in the class.

  5. Select a Gradebook Configuration from the drop-down menu. For more information on the available Gradebook configurations, please see the support article: Set Gradebook Configuration

  6. Click the green Submit button to save your changes.


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