Gradebook Course Profile Overview

Modified on Thu, May 18, 2023 at 1:22 PM

Your gradebook will show as INACTIVE until you enable it, per school, via Gradebook>School Setup>Maintenance>Gradebook Status.

Pushing out Gradebook profiles is simple - but we strongly recommend you review the Gradebook profile article and set up/push out Default School Profiles prior to opening the Gradebook up for teachers, but this is a district decision.

Introduction to Profiles

Perhaps the most key concept in Gradebook is to understand the relationship between your course and its profile.

Essentially, each course has a Profile that tells Genesis the look and functionality that you need.

The course profile consists of the following things:

  • Preferences - This defines several important things. First and foremost, the grading type that will grade your students for the school year. Preferences also define many of the options that can be turned on or off in order to shape the look and feel of your Gradebook.
  • Grade Values - This will setup your grades for the Gradebook.  You can set up Alpha, Checks, Passing-Failing, OSU, and Preset Point values that are used for grading assignments.
  • Categories - This screen will allow you to setup what type of assignments can be created and the weights that make up your Marking Period Grades.
  • Units - These settings are based on the units that you teach in a course. Each assignment can be tied to a unit so you can get a feel how students have done in different section of your course.
  • Workgroups - This allows the creation of groups so that you can group students together for assignments.
  • Progress Reports - This section of your profile will define how a progress report should be configured for your course so that all reports emailed to parents or staff are uniform.

The profile itself is given to you with defaults which are assigned by Genesis, or your school's administration. This profile is attached to each of your courses when you first log into Genesis.

We understand that different courses can require different setups, which is why you are allowed to create different profiles and assign your courses to whichever profile is appropriate for the class.

For the guide to pushing out Gradebook profiles prior to the school year, click here.

Profile Management


This screen will tell you which course is tied to what profile.

  • To start, you will most likely want all your courses tied to the Default profile. 
  • If you are using different setup options for separate courses, then you can create additional profiles and edit them in any way that you need. 
  • Creating a new profile is done by clicking on the 'Copy' icon for the profile you'd like to base the new one on. An exact duplicate of the profile you copied is created below your existing profile.  
    • We recommend renaming your profiles so that they are more relevant to the courses that they are assigned to. For instance, if you have one profile for honors courses, and another for non-honors classes, you should name the profiles appropriately to the level of the courses.
  • Profiles can be renamed by typing in a new name in the 'Description' field and clicking the 'Save Profiles' button
  • Click the 'Open' button to view a profile's Preferences screen

Please note: setting up and pushing out profiles are a Post Rollover task to be completed by the district before school starts.

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