You can set up courses that are scheduled and graded in quarters even if most courses in the school are scheduled and graded in semesters:

Note: All courses associated with a school, academic year, and session must use the same timetable

 

  1. In Configuration, select Academic Years
  2. Open the appropriate school/academic year record
  3. On the General tab, select the appropriate session and click Open on the action bar
  4. Select the Terms tab
  5. Add the quarter terms to the grid
    Note: So classes are scheduled correctly, define the
    quarters after the semesters.
  6. In Configuration, select Registrar Setup
  7. From the list on the left, select Marking Column Sets
  8. Open the marking column set defined for semesters
  9. Add Quarters to the marking column set making sure to associate each marking column with the correct term
  10. In Records, click Courses and open a course to be scheduled and graded in Quarters
  11. Select the Restrictions 2 tab
  12. Open the appropriate academic year record
  13. In the Length in Terms field, enter 4
  14. In the grid, mark only the Quarter 1 checkbox
  15. Select other settings as applicable. For example, mark the Track class attendance checkbox and enter restricted times.
  16. Click OK
  17. Select the Grading tab
  18. Mark the checkboxes for the marking columns to activate for the course such as Q 1, Q 2, Q 3, and Final
  19. Click OK

Note: You can start using quarters for some courses after the academic year has begun if you only want to add quarter marking columns and not also re-schedule the courses in quarters. You cannot schedule the courses in quarters because you cannot add new terms to the academic year after attendance has been entered or grades exist for the current session.