Adding/Editing Marking Periods

How do I get to this page?

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select your name in the upper-right corner. In the drop-down list, select Manage Apps & Users.

  3. On the Manage Apps & Users page, select    School Calendar.

  4. On the School Calendar page, select the Marking Periods tab.
  5. Select Add a Marking Period to add a new marking period, or select Edit in the row for an existing marking period to edit it.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff

Marking periods (quarters, semesters, etc.) are used to indicate the duration of a class when that class is created. Marking periods are also available when you generate reports, and they are used when you set goals.

  • You do not need to add a marking period that lasts the entire school year—the entire school year is automatically included as a marking period.
  • You must add marking periods for which you plan to set goals.
  • You can add or edit marking periods in the current school year or a future school year.

Adding a Marking Period

  1. Enter a name for the marking period in the Name field .

  2. Select the Date Range field and enter start and end dates for the marking period, either by typing them in the date fields or selecting them from the scrollable calendars .

    When you add a marking period, you cannot give it the same name and dates as one that already exists.

  3. When you are done choosing dates, select Apply (or Cancel to close the calendar without saving your choices).
  4. Select the Type drop-down list and select what type of marking period you are creating (quarter, semester, etc.).

  5. Use the link next to Schools Using to choose which schools the marking period should apply to.



    You can apply it to all schools by selecting All Schools , or you can choose Select Schools and then check the schools you want the marking period to apply to . When you are done, select Apply (or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your changes).
  6. Select Add .



    The marking period will be added to the table at the bottom of the page . If necessary, you can select Edit to make changes to the marking period, or Delete to delete it.
  7. Select Save to save the marking period (or Cancel to leave this page without saving your changes).

Editing a Marking Period

You can make changes to any of the information defining a marking period.

Important Note about Goal-Setting: When goals are set for students, they are often attached to marking periods. If a marking period is edited, the dates for any goals attached to that marking period will also change. If a marking period is deleted, the goals stay in place; the dates become custom dates.

  1. Enter a new name for a marking period in the Name field .

  2. Select the Date Range field and enter new start and/or end dates for the marking period, either by typing them in the date fields or selecting them from the scrollable calendars .

    When you edit a marking period, you cannot give it the same name and dates as one that already exists.

  3. When you are done choosing dates, select Apply (or Cancel to close the calendar without saving your choices).
  4. Use the Type drop-down list to change the type of marking period (quarter, semester, etc.).

  5. Use the link next to Schools Using to choose which schools the marking period should apply to.



    You can check different schools that you want the marking period to apply to , or you can apply it to all schools by selecting All Schools . When you are done, select Apply (or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your changes).
  6. Select Save to save the changes to the marking period (or Cancel to leave this page without saving your changes).



    Once you save your changes, they will be reflected in the table at the bottom of the page . If necessary, you can select Edit to make changes to the marking period, or Delete to delete it.