Terms, classes and students are connected to an Academic Year. Class lists, students lists, and assignment data are displayed in Gradient based on how they are connected to Current terms, classes, and students. To prevent old synced rosters from importing into a new year, roster imports are suspended when the academic year ends. A Gradient System Admin needs to Start the new school year once rosters are ready to be synced or imported.
We recommend starting the new year when:
From Admin Mode, go to the Account Menu and choose Settings.
We recommend naming the academic year uniquely and also using the academic year abbreviation in your term names to ease the use of filtering data throughout Gradient.
Once the Academic Year has started, you can Adjust End Date to account for
giving staff extended time to scan assignments, grade, or use Gradient for a summer school term.
From Admin Mode, go to the Account Menu and choose Settings. Select Academic Year.
To exit the academic year edit window, click on the X in the upper right corner or choose another option in the Settings list.