After you have created your class, you can create a Grading Calendar that sets up the grading period dates for that class. When you create a new assignment, the assignment due date needs to be within one of the grading period dates that you define in your Grading Calendar. Assignments that have already been assigned before the Grading Calendar was created for your class automatically fall into one of your grading periods, based on the due date (assuming the assignment's due date was within one of your grading periods). Once a Grading Calendar has been created for one of your classes, it can easily be used for another. 


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Step 1: select Tools from the Home page or Gradebook.


To create a Grading Calendar, mouse over your class on the Home page under Class & Student Management and select Tools.




The Class Details page appears. You can also get there by selecting Gradebook > choosing a class from the drop-down menu > and clicking Tools.





Step 2: enter a name for your Grading Calendar.


Select Grading Calendar and click Create A New Calendar. Enter a Calendar Name





Step 3: define the calendar periods and save your Grading Calendar.


Enter the name of the first grading period, along with the starting and ending dates.  




To add another grading period to your Grading Calendar, click plus.png. If you need to delete a grading period, click Delete Period. Click the Save button to save your Grading Calendar.





Step 4 (Optional): use an existing Grading Calendar for another class.


After you have selected Tools from the Home page or Gradebook, select Grading Calendar and click Import And Copy An Existing Calendar.




Use the Select A Calendar To Import drop-down menu to select an existing Grading Calendar. The Grading Calendar appears. 




Click Save to use the Grading Calendar for the selected class.





Create and schedule assignments by following the steps in our Assignment Creation article.