PioneerWeb Grade Center Notes
As the semester comes to a close, many of us are thinking about grade calculations. Here are a couple notes about the Grade Center and contact info if you seek assistance.
If you have columns displaying a letter grade, you should probably look over Pweb's grading schema to make sure it matches your grading style. The letter schema maps out score percentage ranges for each letter. For example, 84% to 87% = B. In full Grade Center, click the Manage button, and choose Grading Schemas. Click the chevron next to Letter schema and choose Edit from the drop-down menu. You will see the schema mapping and be able to edit it.
Using a weighted column in the Grade Center can seem intimidating for first time users. Weighting is sometimes easier if you specify a Category for each grade column. For example, by designating all exam columns to the Test category, you can then assign that category a percentage in the weighted column. You can change a column's category in the Grade Center by clicking the chevron in the column header, choosing Edit Column Information from the drop-down menu, then changing the Category field as desired.
Faculty or staff who have questions about Grade Center or other Pweb features can contact Stephanie Peterson or Jake Madren.
Simplifying Network Access: Bradford Network Access Control
A simplified, easier to use solution for network attachment is planned for campus-wide availability on January 9, 2013. Bradford Network Access Control will offer Grinnell's network users many advantages that are not currently available with our Cisco environment.
- Network attachment will be more automated, quicker, and less time consuming. Gone will be the days of minutes of extensive wait time and multiple password entries.
- Multiple devices will be able to be attached to the network. PC's, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices will be able to be concurrently attached to the network under one user id.
- Guests to Grinnell College will be able to easily attach to the network through self-serve features, making us a friendlier environment to them.
- Increased security. All of the above will be accomplished while providing our community with an increased level of security to protect our network environment.
This is one of numerous advancements ITS is introducing with the intent of making your life easier and improving our technology.
Stay on top of changes in ITS by subscribing to the ITS blog: Jottings from Ray Kuntz, Director of ITS. You can access the blog through www.grinnellits.blogspot.com.
ITS Administrative Office Phone Number Change
Please note that the "new" ITS Administrative Office phone number is extension 9990. If you have any questions concerning phones or need to reach any ITS administrators please use this number.
If you need any technology or computer questions answered please call extension 4901, which will direct you to the Technology Services Desk.