Firefly 6

Markbook overview

Use the markbook to track your students' progress.

  1. In the main navigation bar, select Markbook.
  2. Use the arrows at the top to move backwards and forwards in time, or jump straight to the oldest or newest tasks that you set for this class.

    The blue shading is darker for higher marks and lighter for lower marks. Where there is no numerical mark, the shading is grey.

  3. To view the markbook for a different class, use the drop-down on the left.

    You can also view markbooks for classes from previous academic years — just look for class names with an academic year in parentheses, such as Class 8x/En2 (2015/2016) in the screenshot below. Please note that only students that are currently enrolled will appear in the markbook.

  4. Select a student. You can then either go to that student's profile page or view their individual marks and feedback.
  5. Select View Marks and Feedback. All the marks and feedback received by that students are displayed, even for tasks set by other teachers. You can use the Marker drop-down to select which teacher you would like to see work for.

    To include tasks that have been marked and archived, tick  Archived Tasks. You can also tick Hidden Tasks to view tasks that are hidden from the markbook.

  6. Select Go to Class to return to the class markbook.
  7. To manage a task, select it and choose an option:
    • Highlight: adds a yellow highlight to the task — helpful if there are particular key or assessed tasks that you would like to make more visible.
    • Toggle Mark Displayed: lets you choose whether to display the grade, numerical mark or percentage in the markbook.
    • Hide Task: hides the task — useful for tasks that aren't important to track in the markbook.
    • Go to Task Details: takes you to the task view where you can edit, mark and change how the task is shown in the markbook.
  8. Select a mark to display more information about the percentage, grade, and feedback.

Now that you're familiar with getting around the markbook, let's have a look at hiding and highlighting tasks.