Q: How do I create and editSchool Yearsso that I can sort and manage classes by year?
A: Domain Administrators can create School Years manually or by import. You can edit School Years by going to through theSchool Years area of the Manage Domain menu, located in the domain control area.
TheSchool Yearfeature is a particularly easy way to help users transition from one year to the next. Classes from old School Years are automatically filtered at the end of the year and moved just out of sight, so that they're still accessible, but they don't get in the way.
Creating, Editing, and Managing School Years
Most schools createSchool Yearswhenimporting classesby simply entering a unique Import ID for the school year into the "Year" field of your classes.csv file. However, you can also addSchool Yearsmanually by going toDomain Control>Manage Domain>School Years.
Even if you create yourSchool Yearsvia import, you'll likely want to define the start and end of each school year manually using theSchool Yearstool.
Here, you'll see a list of any theSchool Yearsyou've already created for your domain.
In this example, we can see that there's already aSchool Yearfor 2012-2013. You can edit the settings for existing school years by clickingManage School Year>Edit. If you've accidentally created duplicateSchool Years, you can combine them byMergingthe school years through the Manage School Yearmenu. To add a newSchool Year, simply clickAdd School Year.
For eachSchool Year, you can enter the display name of theSchool Year, a unique Import ID (if it doesn't have one already), and the start and end dates of the year. By default, theImport IDwill be the same as theName, but you can change theNamelater, if needed.
Remember, your Import IDneeds to match the value in theSchool Yearfield of the classes.csv file in your import!