It is possible to update your Marking Periods mid-year; however, some adjustments would need to be made on behalf of the Teachers to ensure that the changes go smoothly.

To Update the Marking Periods:
  1. Navigate to Academics > Grades > Grading Setup 
  2. Select the Gradebook Settings tab 
  3. Select the Edit icon for the appropriate Marking Period
  4. Update the Marking Period Name to reflect the new Marking Period name and update the End Date to reflect when the period should end
    • Keep in Mind: Marking Periods can not overlap each other or extend past the Term dates for each School Level 
  5. Select Save & Exit
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  6. Repeat this process with all existing marking periods 
To Add Additional Marking Periods: 
  1. Select Add Marking Period 
  2. Add in all required fields (Required fields are noted with an *) 
  3. Set the Start Date to be after the existing marking periods 
  4. Set the appropriate End Date
  5. Set appropriate Grade access for each role 
  6. Select Save
Note: All historical Gradebook Data will be preserved. However, any Assignments assigned to a previous marking column will still appear in an incorrect marking column.

Adjust Teacher's Gradebooks to Reflect Changes: 
  1. Navigate to Classes > [Name of the class to be updated]
  2. Select the Gradebook Tab
  3. Edit into any assignment by clicking on the ellipsis (...) below the assignment and select "Edit Assignment Settings"
  4. Select Save
This will re-initialize the assignment and will place it in the proper Marking Period for the Grade Book.

Note: Teachers will need to update their Grade Book Settings by setting a Calculation Method and including all necessary Assignment Types. If any weights are being used, they can be copied from the previous marking period. 

Another thing to keep in mind is if you have any Grading Formulas associated to Grade Book Cumulative grades they would need to be adjusted in onRecord to pull from the correct Grade Book.