Grade Book: Copy Assignments from Previous Year

Last modified on 04/03/2020

How to transfer grade book assignments from the previous school year into the current school year.

The example below copies assignments from the 2013-2014 school year to the 2014-2015 school year. Adjust your dates to reflect your current school year. Secondary teachers, make sure the source and destination classes are in the same semester, S1 to S1 or S2 to S2. 


1. From the grade book menu, select "copy assignments"

grade book menu with copy assignments selected

2. On the copy from screen, select the previous school year. Select the class and period you want to pull assignments from. Select individual assignments or use the "all" checkbox.

Copy from screen with assignments from the previous school year selected

3. At the bottom of the page, click the "next" button.

"next" button

4. On the "Copy To" screen the current school year should be selected. Make a grading period choice.

  • Copy Using Individual Dates - Avoid this one. It seems to generate errors when selected.
  • Copy Using Matching Grading Periods - Will use the assignment due date or, for assignments with no due date, the assignment date to assign the correct grading period for the assignment.
  • Copy to Specific Grading Periods - Lets you specify the grading period(s) you want. This is handy if you do cumulative grading.

selecting how grading periods/dates are set. Choices are: Copy using individual dates, copy using matching grading periods (selected) and copy to specific grading periods.


5. Select your target class(es). You can select multiple classes in the first row and use the green down arrow to push that selection down to all assignments below. Use the small grey x in the top left corner to remove classes.

copy to screen with classes selected

6. Change the assignment date and, for assignments that use them, the assignment due date to the current year and the date you want. You can make any other adjustments you want, but changing the date is essential.

copy assignments, date options

6. Click the "finish" button. The assignments will show up in your grade book.

green "finish" button


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