The next step following the creation of subject areas in the jmc Office Credit Checker is to define graduation requirements. Doing so establishes the minimum number of credits that students need to obtain in each subject area to graduate. To achieve this, you can add courses from current and previous years to subject areas in the credit checker and specify the required number of credits for each subject area. This will allow you to edit graduation requirements in the Credit Checker.
To get started editing graduation course requirements, log in to jmc Office at the building level and head to Grading > Credit Checker > Edit Graduation Credit Requirements.
Step One: Select the year from the "Transcript Year" drop-down list to find and add courses from that year's course catalog to the specified graduation subject area.
Step Two: Select a graduating class from the "Graduation Year" drop-down list to edit requirements for a specific class of students.
Step Three: Select a subject area from the "Subject Area" drop-down list to begin adding courses from the selected year's catalogue to a curricular area.
Helpful Tip: To create a new subject area or edit existing subject areas that are required for graduation, head to Grading > Credit Checker > Edit Subject Areas.
Step Four: Enter the minimum number of credits required for the subject area in the "Total Credits Required for this Subject Area" field to indicate the number of credits a student must earn in the subject to graduate.
Step Five: Enter total credits required for graduation in the "Total Credits Required for Graduation" field to indicate the minimum number of credits a student must earn to graduate.
Step Six: Enter a course name in the "Find" field or select a course from the course list on the left to begin adding it to the currently selected subject area.
Helpful Tip: To select multiple courses to add at one time, hold down the Ctrl key (Windows) / Command key (Mac) while clicking a course. Deselect a course from the list by holding down the Ctrl key (Windows) / Command key (Mac) while clicking the course.
Step Seven: Select "New Group" in the center of the page to create a new group in the subject area or select an existing group from the group list to indicate the grouping to which the courses will be added.
Helpful Tip: Group courses together to differentiate required courses within a "Subject Area." For example, if History is a "Subject Area," add World History courses to "Group 1" and US History courses to "Group 2" to require credit(s) from each group for graduation.
Step Eight: Click the "Add To >>" button to add the selected course(s) to the selected group in the required course list on the right.
A few helpful tips
Need to remove a course from the required course list? No problem! Click the course to select then click the "<< Remove" button to take it out of the current subject area.
Use the "^^", "^", "v", or "vv" buttons to move selected courses in the required courses list to a new group at the top, up one group, down one group, or to a new group at the bottom.
Step Nine: Repeat steps one through eight until all of the courses for each graduation year are added to the subject areas.
Helpful Tip: Quickly assign a Credit Checker "Subject Area" and/or "Group" to courses as you create them on the "Grad Requirement" tab on the Edit Course Data page!