Transfer Class option should Transfer assignments and grades

With the new option to "Transfer" a student to a different section of a class, it would be helpful if the grades and assignments went to the new section as well. When a student is moving a period, it is a lot more work to run the dropped class report and reenter all of the grades. Also, ungraded, submitted work disappears .... it would be so much more useful as an option if it really transferred. It does not seem to function much differently from the drop a class option.

  • Kristin McNeal
  • Oct 3 2022
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  • Nathan Still commented
    21 Oct 05:59pm

    I completely agree with Michael - simply importing into the new teacher's gradebook would be a big mess. However, in my opinion, the bigger issue here is that the grades disappear from the class that has had the student dropped from the course requiring the person who transferred the student to add the student back into the old section in order for this teacher to pass the information along to the new teacher regarding assessments (or for the student to not be transferred and just added into an extra section - which is confusing).


    If there was a toggle in the gradebook that allowed a teacher to see student's grades that have dropped the course, this would be very useful. Even more useful would be a report that a teacher could get for a dropped student in their class and then pass along to the new teacher for their reference.


    Thank you all for starting this discussion - this is definitely a clunky workflow at the moment.

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    Michael Morrissette commented
    19 Oct 02:20pm

    Hey Folks -

    One potential issue that I see with this is that teachers can have different assignments from section-to-section. We also don't force gradebooks of similar sections to be graded in the same way, which further complicates how previous assignments would map to the newly transferred to section. That's not to say that this is impossible, but there are considerations to account for if we were to allow for grades to flow from one section to another.

    Happy to chat with anyone on this idea further. If you're open to it, feel free to reach out to me at michael.morrissette@blackbaud.com and we can schedule a meeting together!