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Assignments User Guide

Assignment Lists

By | Assignments, Reports

Create and customize an Assignment List so your students, or you, can track what needs to be completed in a day, week, month, or timeline that you specify with your Homeschool Planet planner. The step-by-step directions below will help you to customize this report so it works best for YOUR family’s needs!

 

At Homeschool Planet users who want a printout of work assigned can choose between three basic formats. Each format can be printed for a single day, a week, or a month. Additionally it can be printed for one student at a time, all students, or a combination of students. Some parents want a printed list for their grammar students but allow their middle school and high school students to log into Homeschool Planet directly. Since each family has unique needs we have tried to create multiple options. We recommend you play around with views and combinations to find what suits your family the best.

The three formats for assignment printouts~

  • An Assignment List is a list of individual assignments to be completed (or that have been completed) over a specific range of time. The assignments are in a list format down the page. It is printed in black and white.
  • The Planner View lists the same assignments in the same format as what you see on the screen while in Planner Mode. It is also in list format, but with much more “white space”~ some parents enjoy the less cluttered look and others find it takes too much paper to print using this format. It can be printed in black and white or in color.
  • The Calendar View prints again, like the format seen in the Calendar view on your computer screen. It looks more like a typical “planner” or “calendar” view with the days of the week across the top and the assignments for each day in columns under the appropriate headings. It also can be printed in black and white or color.

Screenshot images of the three types of assignment printouts~

Customizing Your Assignment List

  1. First select Assignment Lists from the Reports menu.
  2. Next choose “customize” from the lower right hand corner.
  3. Make selections for each of the drop down boxes.
    * Student– decide which students you wish to be included in the Assignment List by placing a check mark next to their name. You will be able to separate the list by student (and have each one print on a separate page) later in these directions.
    * Subject/Category– If you wish to limit the assignments or activities included select only those you desire with a check mark. If you want all items to appear you mean leave them all unchecked.
    * No Earlier Than/No Later Than– The default is to print just “today’s” lessons. If you wish to change the date parameters do so by adjusting the dates included here. It can be in the past or in the future.
    * School Year– Select the school year you wish to create the report for.
    * Category– Limit the grading categories included by checking only those you wish to see in the report or leave them all unchecked to see all assignments.
    * Completion– Choose whether to use completed assignments, uncompleted assignments, or both.
    * Resources– Make the appropriate selection for which resources you desire to be included.
    * Select OK to save your choices.
  4. There is a “Layout” menu across the top of the pop-up. Choose the option that best meets your needs.
  5. Decide whether to have each students assignment list start on a new page and check the box in the bottom center of the pop-up if this is your pick. Unchecking the box will have all student’s lists roll into a continuous document.
  6. Select Print from the lower right hand corner.

See Screenshots below for more help!

 

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Creating Assignment Lists Video Tutorial

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Homeschool Planet User Guide Reports

Class Hours Reports

By | Reports

If you need help Creating and Customizing a Class Hours Report for your student you have found the right entry! The directions below will show you how to create a report to show your student’s hours spent on core and non-core classes as well as on activities. Want to include some classes but not others? No worries~ you can do that too! To create this report you must have Hours Tracking set up already. For instructions on how to Set-Up Hours Tracking for your student view the instructions~ Setting Up Tracking Hours .

 

Creating a Class Hours Report

  1. Select Class Hours from the Reports menu.
  2. Choose the Layout that works best for your needs. The four options are as follows:
    * Core v Non-Core~ this report will give a total of the hours logged in Core and Non-Core classes. Classes are designated as Core or Non-Core by which Subject they are assigned to.  To change the Core or Non-Core designation for a class go the the Settings Menu, choose the Subjects tab, and then change the designation for the Subject the class is assigned to. Activities may be adjusted from the Category tab.
    * Breakdown by Subject~ this report will give a total of hours in any given Subject category (English, Math, Foreign Language, etc.)
    * Breakdown by Class~ this breakdown will show the total number of hours for each class. It will also include a total for Core and Non-Core designations.
    * Detailed Report~ this Report will show every individual timed entry with the date and amount of time logged.
  3. Decide whether to start a new page for each school year and student by checking the box across the bottom of the Pop-up.
  4. Print!

If you would like to further customize the Class Hours Report see the directions below under Customization.

 

Customizing Your Hours Tracking Report

You may customize each of the following aspects of your Hours Tracking Report

  1. Student– decide which students you wish to be included in the Class Hours Report by placing a check mark next to their name.
  2. Subject/Category– If you wish to limit the assignments or activities included select only those you desire with a check mark. If you want all items to appear you mean leave them all unchecked.
  3. No Earlier Than/No Later Than– The default is to print just this school year’s classes and activities. If you wish to change the date parameters do so by adjusting the dates included here.
  4. School Year– Select the school year you wish to create the report for, if it not the current year.
  5. Category– This will let you select just certain grading categories to include in your Hours Report.
  6. Completion– Choose whether to use completed assignments, uncompleted assignments, or both.
  7. Resources– Make the appropriate selection for which resources you desire to be included.

Select OK to save your choices! If you know that you plan to use the same parameters for this report again we suggest that you Save the Report with a name that will easily identify the report in the future.

Class Hours Video Tutorial

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Homeschool Planet User Guide Reports

Class Notes Reports

By | Reports

Creating a Report that contains the Class Notes from your Homeschool Planet classes and lesson plans can help you to track items to be completed prior to your classes, remind you of items to be purchased before assignment time, and aid you in preparing materials for more effective teaching. Straightforward directions for creating and printing these handy Notes Reports can be found below. To learn how to add Notes to Assignments and Lesson Plans see the entry Adding Notes to Assignments.

 

Creating and Printing a Notes Report

Homeschooling families use the versatile Notes category for many different purposes. To create a Report of the data you have entered into your Notes follow these directions.

  1. Select Class Notes from the Reports menu.
  2. Choose your Layout Option from the following two choices
    * By Class~ this option will be sorted by Class, listing the name of the Class followed by a chronological listing of all dates for that school year with the Notes entered for each date.
    * By Date, then by Class~ this option is a chronological listing of each date in the school year with the Notes for each Class listed under the appropriate date.
  3. Choose whether you would like to begin a new page for each Class or Date (depending upon your selection above) by checking the box with the appropriate designation across the bottom of the pop-up screen.
  4. Select print!

Customizing Your Notes Report

Customizing your Notes Report will let you select only the info you need in this format to help make your homeschooling days easier!

  1. Subject/Category~ Want all your Subjects and Activities included? No problem, just leave it set to all. Or if you would like a single Subject or Activity, or perhaps a limited set of both, place a check mark next to the Subjects and Categories you would like to include.
  2. No Earlier Than/No Later Than~ The default for this report is the entire current school year. You can set a specific start and end time using these two options.
  3. School Year~ The current School Year is set as the default but you may change to any years you have previously set up, past or future.
  4. Resources~ All Resources assigned to Notes, no Resources, or those only visible to the teacher or student, may be added to the Report, depending on who the report is for.

When all items have been customized select OK from the lower right hand corner. When you are back to the initial Report pop-up window choose Save from the left hand corner, and name appropriately if this is a report format you will use again in the future.

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Grade Reports

By | Reports

Wondering what the difference between a Grade Report and a Report Card is? That’s a fair question! In short a Report Card is a list of classes with final grades from a specific period of time like a semester or a school year while a Grade Report can include a list of grades for individual assignments or a summary by category. This entry is about creating and customizing a Grade Report. Please see the directions below to learn how to create this useful document. If you need to create a Report Card you can find those directions by going here.

 

Creating a Grade Report

  1. Select “Reports” at the top of your screen and choose “Grade Report” from the drop-down menu.
  2. The default report is a list for the current grading period. It can be organized four different ways in the Layout menu.
    * Summary by student, then by class~ this format gives the titles of classes with the overall grade for the class as well as the grade for each grading category within the class.  It is arranged by student, meaning all the classes for one student are grouped together and then it moves to the next student.
    * Summary by class, then by student~ this format is helpful for a teacher needing to assess the progress of a class as a whole. It shows the overall grade as well as individual grading category averages for each student in a given class before moving on to the next class.
    * Detail by student, then by class~ this format gives the titles of classes with the overall grade for the class as well as the grade for each grading category within the class PLUS it shows the individual grade for every assignment in the each grading category.  This is a comprehensive list of all assignments and grades. It is arranged by student, meaning all the classes for one student are grouped together and then it moves to the next student.
    * Detail by class, then by student~ this format is also helpful for a teacher needing to assess the progress of a class as a whole. It shows the overall grade as well as individual grading category averages PLUS individual grades on each assignment within that grading category for each student in a given class before moving on to the next class.
  3. Depending on the Layout option you have chosen you will see an option to check a box that reads either, “Start a new page for each student” or “Start a new page for each class” across the bottom of the Pop-up screen. Checking this box will do just what it says- start each student or class on a new page while leaving it unchecked will run the report as a single document.
  4. Next select Print from the lower right hand corner.

If you would like to customize the Grade Report (there are MANY options :-))  follow the directions below in the section, Customizing the Grade Report.

Customizing the Grade Report

To customize your Grade Report begin by selecting the Customize button in the lower left hand corner and then make selections for the following items. Please note that when you don’t make any selection the default for Homeschool Planet is that you would like all items (students, classes, subjects, etc.) included.

  1. Student~ put a check mark next to the students you would like included in this Grade Report. You can have one, all, or any combination of students.
  2. Subject/Category~ You can include all subjects (generally academic endeavors) and categories (chores, sports, etc.), just a few, or any combination. Again, a check mark indicates you would like to include a Subject or Category in the Grade Report.
  3. No Earlier Than/No Later Than~ Set the dates you would like the Grade Report to cover.
  4. Reporting Period~ If you didn’t choose specific dates in the section above you can select an entire Reporting Period here.
  5. Category~ This refers to grading categories. You may limit to just test and quiz scores, homework only, or any single or combination of the grading categories you have set up.
  6. Class~ Choose just the individual classes you wish to include in the Grade Report or leave it with none checked to select all Classes included from the Subjects/Categories you selected above.
  7. Graded~ Select between Graded, Ungraded, and both Graded and Ungraded assignments together.
  8. Resources~ Your Grade Report can include All Resources, Resources with are visible only to the teacher, Resources only available to the student, or No Resources at all.

Once you have customized your Grade Report select OK, choose a layout as described above under the Creating a Grade Report section, and then print.

Grade Reports Video Tutorial

 

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Creating Report Cards

By | Reports

Creating a Report Card in your Homeschool Planet account is as easy as clicking a few buttons since your classes are automatically imported for you! Every field is customizable so that you can reflect all the items you want and only the items you want. To get started creating a Report Card today follow the directions below.

Creating the Report Card

  1. Select “Reports” at the top of your screen and choose “Report Cards” from the drop-down menu.
  2. Find the student’s name for which you wish to create a Report Card and click on the link “Add a report card for [student’s name].” The option to create a Report Card only appears for current students. If a student has been archived you will need to make their profile active again before creating a Report Card for them.
  3. Choose the school year you wish to make a Report Card for and then select “OK”.
  4. Once the “View/Edit Report Card” popup window is displayed, you will begin with the top third of the Report Card which contains general information. You can click on the “Edit” link in each section to edit each box to fit your needs; choosing the title of your report card, entering your school name and address, editing the grade level, and even the student’s name.
  5. Next, in order to edit Class titles and Grades, begin by selecting the blue “Edit” next to the line reading Core Subjects.
    * The classes listed should be all those your student is currently enrolled in which have grading enabled, for the selected school year.
    * To delete a class from the Report Card simply choose the red “X” to the right of the entry.
    * Your Report Card is divided into two grading sections by default~ Core Subjects and Elective Subjects. Classes follow the same settings you chose in the Settings> Subjects section at set-up. You may adjust any class to the opposite category by choosing the blue edit button next to the Core Subjects title. To make a subject a “Core” subject or not simply check or uncheck the box for that Class. If all classes are put in the same section (Core or Electives) only that section will appear on the Report Card.
    * Adjust the name of any class by simply typing in the box where it is listed.
    * The grade is automatically inserted from your Homeschool Planet records but may be changed by using the drop down boxes for each grading period.
    * Additional Classes may be added using the “Add courses” button.
    * When all changes to this section have been made select “Save” from the lower right hand corner.
  6. The Notes section is for any extra info you would like to include on the Report Card. If there is no text within this section the box will not print.
  7. When all edits are complete hit the Save button in the lower right hand corner.
  8. To print your Report Card choose the Print button from the lower left hand corner.

That’s it! The screenshots below show each of these steps.

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com. We are here to help you!

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Creating Transcripts

By | Reports

You can begin Creating your Transcript as your child enters High School or wait until their Senior Year and do it all at once. Providing maximum flexibility, Homeschool Planet will automatically enter all courses in your homeschool planner, as well as allow you to add courses not in your Homeschool Planet planner. Get started cataloging your student’s achievements, with the directions below, today!

Creating a Transcript

  1. Select Transcript from the Reports menu at the top of the planner.
  2. Find the student’s name for which you wish to create a Transcript and click on the link “Add a transcript for [student’s name].”
  3. Enter the graduation date for the student, even if it is a future graduation date, and select the number of years the Transcript will cover, then select “OK”.
  4. Once the “View/Edit Transcript” pop-up window is displayed, you can click on the “Edit” link in each section to edit each box to fit your needs; entering your school name, entering further information for the student, adding courses to each year, etc. Virtually every area of this document is customizable.
    * When clicking the Edit link for a specific grade, a pop up window will open to select the applicable school year for that grade.
    * When the “Add Courses” button is selected the Custom Courses window will appear. Custom courses allows you to add any course that may not be in your Homeschool Planner, or which was in your planner but without grading set up.  This section will  also allow those who do not have any past school years set up to add courses. When you have finished adding Custom Classes hit Save to return to the previous pop-up window.
  5. If you don’t enter text in the boxes marked “Honors and Awards” and “Notes” the boxes will not print.  That they don’t look empty!
  6. When you have completed your transcript, click the “Save” button (bottom right of pop-up window).  There is a “Print” button available to print your Transcript (bottom left of pop-up window). There are further instructions for printing your Transcript here.

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A few things to consider~

  1. You can also update a previously created Transcript by following steps 1 and 2 above, then selecting the View/Edit link next to the graduation date of the Transcript.
  2. Credits~ different states have different standards for credits allowed per course, or per number of hours, for awarded credit. Be sure to check what the standards are for the state you reside in.
  3. GPA~ You may wish to indicate whether your student’s GPA is weighted or unweighted in the Notes box. You may also want to create TWO Transcripts, one with a weighted grade and another with an unweighted GPA as different learning institutions have different requirements.
  4. You can leave a grade blank and have it say “In Progress” if the class is not finished or you don’t have a grade yet. It will not calculate the GPA to include this class but you can always go back in and change it once you do have the grade and the GPA will calculate accordingly.
  5. Consider purchasing Transcript Paper for this important document. A quick Google search will bring up several establishments where this can be purchased.
  6. We recommend you save a copy of your Transcript in PDF format on your computer’s hard drive so it is always available. If you need directions to this we have provided them here.

Transcript Video Tutorial

 

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Editing Transcripts

By | Reports

In Homeschool Planet you can edit your student’s Transcript to highlight information, change course names, add additional information or any number of things quickly and easily! To learn about editing transcripts see the directions below.

Editing a Transcript

If you have not first begun to create your transcript, here is our User Guide entry on getting started with that.

  1. After logging into your account, hover over the “Reports” icon at the top of your screen and choose “Transcripts” from the drop-down menu.
  2. When the “Transcripts” window opens, locate your student and the saved transcript you would like to edit. Click the “View/Edit” link to the right of the saved transcript.
  3. In the “View/Edit Transcript” window, you will see blue links that say “Edit” next to each section of the transcript. Click on the blue link in the appropriate section to open the edit window.
  4. You will find a variety of editing options including the ability to add courses, change the course name, credits, grade, and GPA.  You can also choose to exclude classes from the GPA totals.
  5. When you are satisfied with your changes, select the “Save” button in the lower right. The system will generate the updated transcript for you to review.
  6. When you are satisfied with your changes, remember to select the “Save” option at the bottom of the View/Edit Transcript window.
  7. You can also print your transcript in the “View/Edit Transcript” window by selecting the “Print” option in the lower-left corner.

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A few things to consider~

  1. Credits~ different states have different standards for credits allowed per course, or per number of hours, for awarded credit. Be sure to check what the standards are for the state you reside in.
  2. GPA~ You may wish to indicate whether your student’s GPA is weighted or unweighted in the Notes box. You may also want to create TWO Transcripts, one with a weighted grade and another with an unweighted GPA as different learning institutions have different requirements.
  3. You can leave a grade blank and have it say “In Progress” if the class is not finished or you don’t have a grade yet. It will not calculate the GPA to include this class but you can always go back in and change it once you do have the grade and the GPA will calculate accordingly.
  4. Consider purchasing Transcript Paper for this important document. A quick Google search will bring up several establishments where this can be purchased.
  5. We recommend you save a copy of your Transcript in PDF format on your computer’s hard drive so it is always available. If you need directions to this we have provided them here.

 Editing Transcripts Video Tutorial

 

 

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