Asked Questions About Class Action
I'm using the trial version of Class Action Gradebook Program. If I purchase the
registered version, can I continue to use the classes I've created or must I start
can continue to use the classes you have created.
What about tech support?
and email support are free.
Do you upgrade Class Action?
Yes, and upgrades are free.
How long has Class Action been around?
1992, although with all the advances in computing the program has acquired many
new capabilities since then (see About Us ).
Is this a subscription service? Is there a renewal fee?
can use Class Action as long as you teach with no renewal fee. Our optional Web
Service (see #8) does have an annual subscription.
What does all this cost?
individual license costs $39.00 with no renewal fees. That includes four months
of Web Service. If you decide to renew Web Service, the cost is $18.00 per year,
much less that competing packages.
Is Class Action "web based?"
Action is not a "web based" program. Information is not exposed to the
world wide web, but stays on your computer. Class Action's email and web service
(see #8) provide the program with web capabilities.
What is Web Service?
Version 9, Class Action introduced Web Service. Web Service, an optional subscription,
has the advantages of a web based program without putting all of your grading
and student information on the web where prying eyes might access it. You choose
what is posted on the web. Each student has password protected access to his or
her information. For more information on Class Action's Web Service, click
I see that your sample class divides assignments into Homework, Classwork, and
Tests. I organize my class very differently - with special projects and laboratory
assignments. How do I fit my class into your organization?
problem! When you set up your own classes, you can choose as many or as few assignment
categories and name them whatever your want. You can also weight your categories
if you choose (see question 9).
Can I enter grades both at home and at school?
Class Action isn't a "web based" program (and does not have
the security issues associated with those grading systems). However,
your license allows you to install Class Action both at home and at
school. Class files are separate from the program and can be easily
transported on disk, USB (flash) drive, or as email attachments. Or,
if you have email at home and at school, Class Action can automatically
email your classes back and forth.
How do I start a new grading period?
the "New Grading Period" command in the File menu to begin a new grading
period. You can carry forward student information, point totals, average two periods
and a final, or maintain a running average of two or more periods. For more information
Should I use points or weighted categories in my grading system? What happens
if I change my mind?
decision is yours, but for a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of
each click here.
can always change systems by selecting "Total Points" or "Weighted
Categories" from the grading menu. If you haven't set up weights yet, you
will be prompted to do so.
Students use my computer. Can I protect Class Action Gradebook Program from prying
can password protect Class Action Gradebook Program by selecting "Password"
from the File menu.
How do I give an extra credit assignment?
the assignment as you usually do, but type "0" for the maximum points.
In my Summary, negative numbers are showing up in the Missing Assignment column.
have entered an assignment without specifying its point value, or you have entered
a stray score in an empty column. Scroll to the right in the assignment category
if you can't see the entry on your screen.
Can I excuse an assignment in Class Action?
just type an "e" or "E" (no quotes) instead of a grade.
When I'm entering grades in the gradebook, I sometimes find I up or down a row
from where I should be. Is there some way to shift grades up or down (or right
or left) without retyping?
Class Action, you copy, cut, or paste multiple cells. Just select the group the
is misplaced (hold down the button and drag the mouse over them) and select "Cut"
from the Edit menu. Then click the top-left cell in the area you want the scores
in and select "Paste."
What are those little lines through some of the scores in the Sample Class.
option "Drop Low Score" has been selected (it's in the Grading
menu). The lines show you which score has been dropped.
I'm trying to move seats around in the seating chart, and they jump to certain
position - never quite where I want them to be.
the Seating Arrangement pop-up menu, select "Grid Off."