In some cases, schools schedule more than one credit-bearing 'course' with a teacher at one time. This is done for a number of reasons, but a common example is to include an honors designation for some students in a class, while others do not receive the honors designation. As a teacher, it could be frustrating to have to take attendance and enter grades for these students as separate classes, so JumpRope automatically detects this and combines the class lists in the Courses tab.
We call this easily-understood-but-difficult-to-explain concept SuperCourses, just for fun. You may see it referred to as such throughout our system and help documents, just to keep things concise.
By default, the first name alphabetically (by course code) is chosen to display for the course, which can sometimes work just fine. In other cases, the name may confuse you. For this reason, we give you the option to rename the course.
Renaming the course also gives you a combined course on your Grade tab. You'll see your newly renamed SuperCourse in your Grade tab Course list as "SC:...". From this combined list you can enter scores for the combined SuperCourse roster. You will also still have the ability to enter scores for each separate course within that SuperCourse...just find the official course name in your Grade tab Courses list.
Here's how you can change a SuperCourse name:
Please note that changing the name of the SuperCourse will ONLY affect your account, and will not be reflected in printed or external reports. It is very important to many of our schools - and essential for some of our reports - that attendance and scores and the like are strongly tied to credit-bearing courses, so we actually keep storing the data as if you had never renamed the course. This feature is provided for your convenience, but it's important to understand that it isn't a permanent change!
If you'd ever like to change the name again, you can use this same process again.
I hope that you find this feature useful, because it certainly wasn't an easy one to write (or explain)! Let us know below if you have any comments or questions.