Infinite Campus (IC) – Grade Book FAQs

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I need assistance with my Infinite Campus Grade Book setup (account, categories, etc.).

For any assistance/questions regarding Grade Book setup, you can choose one of the following options:

  1. Go to InterAct > District Link > Infinite Campus > Instruction and Grade Book, then select the folder that corresponds to your school and teacher type (i.e. Secondary or Traditional Elementary) to view available grade book setup manuals.
  2. Contact site based IC Power User
  3. Send an email to GradebookHelp in InterAct.
  4. Submit a Quick-IT request.

What weights should I use for my categories?

  1. At all schools (Secondary, Traditional Elementary, and SBRC Elementary), the school-wide weighting of categories is a site-based decision, and must be consistent across the school.
  2. Some examples of how teachers may weight their categories are as follows:
    • Example 1
      • Formative: 10%
      • Summative: 90%
      • Does Not Count Towards Grade: 0%
    • Example 2
      • Homework: 0%
      • Classwork/Quizzes: 10%
      • Projects/Presentations: 45%
      • Does Not Count Towards Grade: 0%
      • Tests: 45%

To ascertain which method(s) your school would like you to employ, see your site administrator or Teacher Power User.

How should I show current mastery when I have reassessed a student?

To show a student’s current mastery level, use one of the following options:

  1. Option 1
    • Find the original assessment, and replace the score.
    • Use the Comments field to indicate that the student was reassessed, and record the original score (i.e. Redo 2/5/15 – Original score 50%).
  2. Option 2
    • Select the assignment and click on the blue expand arrows next to the score.
    • From the codes next to the score, click on the “X.”
    • This will render the assignment exempt, and will no longer calculate in the student’s grade or reflect on their Portal account.
    • You may then enter the assignment as a new assignment in the same area of the Grade Book to add the score for the reassessment, and mark all other students in the section as being exempt from that assignment.
    • Even when utilizing this method, it is still best practice to record progress by recording the student’s original score in the Comments field next to the new score.

How do I use Minimum F?

  1. When recording the student’s score as Minimum F, a teacher will populate a 50% and insert a comment next to the score indicating what the student’s original score was and that the Minimum F was utilized (i.e. Minimum F – Student scored 30% in Comments box).
  2. For more information on Minimum F, please refer to the 15 Fixes for Broken Grades online course available in Pathlore, or email GradebookHelp in InterAct.

How do I record missing assignments?

  1. Best practices in grading: Select “L=Late” to flag work that has not been turned in (make a note in the comments that it is “Missing” or “Not turned in”).  This will show up on the custom progress reports and the parental portal.
  2. Using the “M=Missing” will assign an automatic zero, this is punitive and is an inaccurate reflection of student progress.  (For more information on recording missing assignments, please refer to the 15 Fixes for Broken Grades online course available in Pathlore.)

How do I create assignment marks for E, S, and N?

To create assignment marks for E, S, and N:

  1. In your Grade Book, select Settings.
  2. Click on Assignment Marks.
  3. Click on Add.
  4. Enter a name for your list (i.e. ESN, Specialists, etc.).
  5. Click Add Row three times to add three rows.
  6. Enter a letter (E, S, or N) in the Score
  7. Enter the corresponding percentage in the % (See Grade Book guide for details regarding the CCSD ESN grading policy.)
  8. Click Passing to indicate whether or not the score is a passing score.
  9. Click Save.

How do I post progress and/or report card grades or comments?

For any assistance/questions regarding posting progress and/ or report card grades and comments (based on your school/teacher type) choose one of the following options:

  1. Detailed instructions for posting progress and/or report card grades and comments (based on your school/teacher type) can be found in InterAct > District Link > Infinite Campus > Instruction and Grade Book.
  2. Contact site based IC Power User
  3. Send an email to GradebookHelp in InterAct.
  4. Submit a Quick-IT request.

I need help with retrieving data (scores, assignments, etc.) that I entered/posted and saved but have since gone missing.

If you are sure that you have entered/posted and saved data in your Grade Book that is now missing, please call the Help Desk at 799-3300 and be prepared to provide the following information:

  1. The section name/number from which the data is missing
  2. The grading task from which the data is missing
  3. Any assignment(s) whose scores are now missing
  4. Example(s) of students whose grades are missing
  5. The date/an approximate time in which you were last able to successfully post and save

How do I print my progress report/report cards?

To print progress reports:

  1. Option #1
    • From the Index Menu on the left, select Elementary Progress Report.
    • From the Select by Section dropdown at the top of the screen, select the desired section that you would like to print progress reports for (i.e. Homeroom AM or the first section of your PE classes).
    • Set the dates.
    • Click Active Only.
    • Choose English Only from Print Options dropdown.
    • Click on Generate Report.
  2. Option #2
    • From the App Switcher (“Rubik’s Cube” type icon in the top right corner), select Campus Tools.
    • From the Index on the left, go to Grading & Standards > Reports > Elementary Progress Report.
    • From the Select by Section dropdown at the top of the screen, select the desired section that you would like to print progress reports for (i.e. Homeroom AM or the first section of your PE classes).
    • Click Active Only.
    • Choose English Only from Print Options dropdown.
    • Click on Generate Report.

To print report cards:

  1. Option #1
    • From the Index Menu on the left, select Elementary Report Card.
    • From the Section dropdown at the top of the screen, select the desired section that you would like to print progress reports for (i.e. Homeroom AM).
    • Select which student(s) for which you would like to print the report card. (NOTE: Using CTRL-click or SHIFT-click will enable you to select multiple students at once.)
    • Choose the appropriate Attendance Term 1 Ending Date and Select Term as indicated in the instructions for print report cards for the current grading term (i.e. Semester 1 or Semester 2).
    • Choose English Only from Print Options dropdown.
    • Click on Generate Report.
  2. Option #2
    • From the App Switcher (“Rubik’s Cube” type icon in the top right corner), select Campus Tools.
    • From the Index on the left, go to Grading & Standards > Reports > Elementary Report Card.
    • From the Section dropdown at the top of the screen, select the desired section that you would like to print progress reports for (i.e. Homeroom AM).
    • Select which student(s) for which you would like to print the report card. (NOTE: Using CTRL-click or SHIFT-click will enable you to select multiple students at once.)
    • Choose the appropriate Attendance Term 1 Ending Date and Select Term as indicated in the instructions for print report cards for the current grading term (i.e. Semester 1 or Semester 2).
    • Choose English Only from Print Options dropdown.
    • Click on Generate Report.

Teachers at secondary sites do not print their own progress reports or report cards.  They are to be processed and sent (after teachers post) by the office staff at your site. To ensure that you have properly posted your progress and/or report card grades, see pg. 15-18 in the Secondary Grade Book Manual found on InterAct>District Link>Infinite Campus>Instruction & Grade Book.

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