Monday, May 27, 2019

Grading Update

In order to reduce issues resulting from updating an institution's grading scale we've added some new configuration options and features:
1. All Grades Types Recorded
ampEducator previously only recorded the student's percentage grade average and grade point average and then used these values to generate Letter, Pass / Fail and Custom grades. Since this can cause confusion if an institution updates their grading scale all grades are now stored for student courses, programs, sessions and overall grades.
2. Cumulative Calculations
Averages for Programs, Sessions and Overall are calculated using both the student course percentage average and student course grade point average. In general the two averages will give different results when converted to Letter, Pass / Fail and Custom grades. To reduce confusion you must now choose which average ampEducator will use. Under Institution Config -> Students -> Defaults -> Cumualtive Calculations you can now choose between using percentage averages or grade point averages. By default grade point averages are used.
3. Program Passing Mark
As part of these changes Programs now require that you enter both a percentage passing mark as well as a grade point passing mark. By default the grade point passing mark has been set using the grading scale of your institution.
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BUILD 1.40.20190509 | ampEducator Inc. 2019

Home > Account Summary By Date

1. Accounts > Account Summary
The accounts summary is generated by summing up journal entries for each account. You can filter the results by selecting entry date and reference date ranges. Entry dates are the dates of the journal while reference dates represent the user provided for each item (i.e. Payment Date, Invoice Date, Adjustment Date).
2. Accounts > Journal
The journal entries provide an overview of all journal entries. You can now filter journal entries by reference date and sort either by entry or reference date.
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Build 1.41.20190510 | ampEducator Inc. 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Evaluations Coming to ampEducator!

  • Evaluations are used by instructors to record performance of students. They include both graded and non-graded components and will be tied into course grades directly. Some uses might be to evaluate presentations, oral reports and performance on specialized equipment.
  • This build introduces the evaluation builder which can be used to create the evaluation. The next build will include evaluation integration with courses. The Evaluation Builder can be found under Home -> Evaluations.
Course Date Fix
  • Validation was added to course start and end dates to make sure they fall within the course's academic session.
Tables Fix
  • Under some circumstances tables would produce an 'Ooops error' after changes to a filter. This bug was fixed.
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