Usually, grading periods are opened a few days before they begin. This allows correct attendance tracking, assignment creation, etc. in the proper grading period.
On the other hand, when teachers have finalized gradebook grades for a grading period, then the school can close the grading period. Once the grading period is closed, assignment grades, attendance, etc. for that grading period can no longer be entered.
To open or close your grading periods:
- Admin Main > Grading Periods
- Click edit to the right of the grading period
- Change the Active field to Yes to open the grading period, or to No to close it
Make sure to keep the box checked to update the status of classes and sections.