cant overlap years

Asked by Alfie McVelia on 2011-10-19

At the training centre where I work our terms overlap (we intake anew group every couple of months) so we need to be able to have multiple terms at once. Is there anyway i can do this?

Many thanks
Alfie McVelia

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

I am afraid not. It is a constraint we built into the system. We might relax that in the future -- especially if we get more questions like this, but it is not a small change, and we have no firm plans to do it.

Matias Morawicki (r-matias) said : #2

Hi, sorry to bring such an old topic up, but I'd like to know if theres an alternative approach that could be used instead.
We have two different "terms" in our school, one for the younger students (bimesters), and another for the older ones (trimesters).

We are still trying to understand how terms work or how they could be used. In the book says "define your Terms by the shortest unit that a class section might meet with the same group of students". What if our "shortest unit that a class section might meet with the same group" is the whole year? I mean, our sections, lets say "maths 1A" lasts the whole year with the same group, but is divided in 4 bimesters for gradebooks. And "maths 4A" also lasts the whole year with the same group bus is divided in3 trimesters for gradebooks.
Should we create a whole year long term and then use a way to divide the gradebooks?

thanks in advance for any hints!

Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #3

Hi Matias,

Yes, terms and grading are loosely connected. Look at http://book.schooltool.org/report-sheet.html

You can create semester and trimester *report sheets*. I guess even then you might need custom report cards made though, because currently you can only have one report card layout at a time, and you would need two -- a semester report card and a trimester report card.

Matias Morawicki (r-matias) said : #4

Great, thanks a lot Tom, we'll take a look a this approach...

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