In addition to the mastery data that you've worked hard to gather, you may be interested in sending an anecdotal message to students & parents for your course or courses. JumpRope allows this through a feature that we call Course Comments. JumpRope allows one comment per student per course. You can always view, edit, or remove existing comments if you would like to make changes between marking periods. When a new term is started (provided that you do not annualize your curriculum), you will have to write new comments.
To enter comments, simply go to the Grade tab as if you were going to enter scores. From the More menu, select the "Enter Course Comments" option and use the provided interface to view, add, or modify comments for each student. Note: you must have entered at least one score value for each student within the selected course for course comments to work. If you enter course comments and later choose to delete all scores for a student, the comment will be deleted along with the scores.
To access Course Comment mode, perform the following steps (from the Grade tab):
Once in comment mode, perform the following actions to add or modify comments for each student.
- Alternatively, you can also enter comments for individual student scores (on a specific assessment / standard) by first entering a score / code and then double-clicking on the cell in the Grade tab. These comments will print on reports if printed at the full detail level only, and will be visible in the Student & Parent Portal if viewed at the highest detail level.
As always, feel free to ask us if you have any questions or comments, and contact our support team if you have suggestions or run into any trouble!