Customize a Left Pane Column Template

With the template feature, you can easily customize column templates for different situations, based on various Demographic, System, and Gradebook columns. For example, you could customize a template that only shows students' names and the Narrative and Comment columns. A template stores the columns as well as their width (as customized by you). TeacherPlus comes preloaded with default templates that you can use or customize further as your own.

Templates don't store any sort changes made to Score columns (the custom columns you've added for assignments, quizzes, projects, and other similar assessments).

Select Several Columns at a Time and Create a New Template

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click View on the navigation bar, and then click Columns (Templates).
      Column Templates
    • Click Template Options, and then click Edit or New.
      Template Options
    • Right-click a demographic column, and then click Select Columns (Edit Template). Select Columns (Edit Template)
  2. In the Select Columns dialog box, double-click a column in the Demographic & System Columns area to select it.
    Select Demographics
  3. Demographic & System columns include the following columns:

    • Student Name
    • Current Marking Period Average & Grade
    • Up to 20 AdminPlus demographic fields selected by your TeacherPlus manager
    • IEP
    • APID
    • UNID

    When selecting Demographic & System columns, keep in mind that these columns are fixed and can't be scrolled. As a result, select only the number of columns optimal for your monitor size, screen resolution, and zoom settings.

  4. In the Gradebook Columns area, double-click a column to select it.
    Select Gradebook Columns
  5. Gradebook columns include the following columns:

    • Exams
    • Marking period averages
    • Semester and final grades
    • Narratives
    • Comments
    • Category averages
    • Marking period points earned
  6. To reorder the columns, use the up and down arrows in the Selected areas.
  7. Click Save As.
  8. In the Save Template As dialog box, click the Save as a new Template option, name the template, and click OK.
    Save Template As
  9. To access a list of all templates you've created as well as default templates preloaded with TeacherPlus, click the template drop-down list.
    Template List

    Default TeacerPlus templates appear in brackets, whereas those created by you don't appear.

  10. To save any new changes to a selected template, click Template Options, and then do one of the following:
    • Click Save to apply the changes to the selected template.

      This option is not available for default templates that come preloaded with TeacherPlus: [Name & Average], [Name Only], and [RC View]. Any column changes made while a default template is selected can't be saved to the template itself; instead, save the changes as a new template.

    • Click Save As to save the changes as a new template.
      Tempalte Options List

Important: Whenever you make any new changes to a selected template (such as adding, removing, or resizing columns), the template changes to [Custom] in the template list. Any changes you make are automatically saved to [Custom] continuously until you choose to save the changes to the template you had selected or as a new template. Performing this manual save is only needed if you plan on switching between templates. Keep in mind that default templates cannot be altered, meaning that any changes made to a selected default template will need to be manually saved as a new template or automatically saved by TeacherPlus as [Custom].

Select, Remove, or Resize One Column at a Time

  1. To select a column, right-click the top of any left pane column, and then do one of the following:
    • Click Select DB Column to select a demographic column.
      Select DB Column
    • Click Select GB Column to select a Gradebook column, and then click one of the column options.
      Select Gradebook Column
  2. To remove a column, right-click the column, and then click Remove (Hide).
  3. To resize a column, drag and drop along the edges of the column label cell.
    Resize Column

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