Customizing Colours - Parent Portal & Student Analysis Screens
In version 5.13.10, we added the ability for Divisions to define your own colour codes for both numeric results & Code Table values.
Important - Please note that you will need to manually declare the color coding for all Code Table values as the dynamic system generated colouring will no longer function once one custom colour has been added.
Updating a Code Table
To access your Code Tables go here: Manage > Setup > Code Table Editor. Select Grading Codes.
1) Default Numeric: Using the picklist, select the Code Table you wish to adjust. You will see several Code Tables which may not exactly match the screen shots following. However, you will most likely have Code Tables specific for your Division, and named accordingly. In addition to the existing Code Tables, you will see a new Code Table called Default Numeric. This Code Table will allow you to set colour codes for numeric or percentage results. Initially the Default Numeric Code Table will be blank.
Grading Code: For the default numeric Code Table this value will not be displayed, as such the values you enter will have no impact on how the Code Table functions.
Label: For the default numeric Code Table this value will not be displayed, as such the values you enter will have no impact on how the Code Table functions.
Lower Mark: This is the boundary between values that will determine what colour is used for a given result.
% Equivalent: For the default numeric Code Table this value will not be used, as such the values you enter will have no impact on how the Code Table functions. However the value entered will need to be within the range determined by the lower mark of this code and the lower mark of the next value.
Not Calculated: This will not be used for the Default Numeric, please do not select this option.
Sort order: This will have no impact on the use of the colour codes
Background Colour: This is where you can set the colour to be displayed in the result cell. If left blank it will default to white. By clicking the cell you will get a colour pallet where you can select the colour you desire. You will see the colour field code change to represent the selected values as you move your mouse around the colour pallet.
Alternatively, you can copy and paste the hex values if you wish to ensure consistence between colours.
Foreground Colour: This is where you can set the colour of the text within a result cell. If left blank, it defaults to black. The same colour selection functionality exists as with the background colour selector.
Description: This will not be used for the default numeric Code Table.
As mentioned above, the Default Numeric Code Table will start off blank. Here's an example of a fully configured default numeric Code Table:
Results on the Student Analysis screen where these colours are now reflected on numeric results:
Note: You may not instantly see the updated colours when they are applied. This is because of caching. Please refresh the cache, while in the Student Analysis screen by using <ctrl><shift><*> Then following the prompt use <alt><w> to complete the process. If you then re-launch the Analysis Screen the updated colours will appear.
Note II: The same default numeric Code Table is used both for the Student Analysis screen as well as the new Parent Portal. We plan on adding the capability for a parent-specific Code Table in the future to allow you to specify different colours for parents.
Existing Code Tables
2) Existing Code Tables: You will have pre-existing Code Tables present. In this situation you only want to adjust the colour values herein. Please do not make unintentional changes to the other fields as they will impact your calculations. Please see the existing Code Table example with a completed colour code setup.
You can see how we have used the same numerical boundaries between the lower marks as with the default numeric table above. This is to ensure consistency between switching between numeric and Code Table results.
3) Because Student Analysis and the Parent Portal share the same Code Tables, you will see the selected colours reflected on the Parent Portal.
If you have any questions or run into any problems please contact email our help desk