The screen is where you add new assignments, tests, quizzes, extra credit, and grade adjustments.
Click the "New" button, or select "New Assignment" from the menu.
To create the same new assignment in multiple classes, check "Add to all...classes" in the upper left. (This applies only if you have more than one section of the same course/subject.)
Or after an assignment has been saved, click the Copy button to save copies in any other class(es) in your gradebook. The scores are copied too if you have the same students in the other class(es).
If making changes to an assignment, check "Save changes in the other classes too" to apply changes to other classes in your gradebook that have the same assignment. (Assignments are considered the same only if they have the same title and date, but otherwise they can have different point values in different classes.)
If you accidentally put an assignment in the wrong grading period, click the Copy button and select "Move this assignment to..." and select the correct grading period.
To copy all the assignments from another class, see the screen and select "Import Assignments from Other Class". This lets you reuse the same assignments from previous grading periods. You can even copy the assignments from another teacher at your school.
Or you can select "Export Assignments as Spreadsheet" to edit them offline in Excel, then import them back into Jupiter. See Import/Export Assignments
To delete an assignment, select it, then click the Delete button. Click the Backups button to find any deleted assignments and undelete them.
Fields & Options
The Assignment title should be short so it doesn't take too much space on reports. If you give the same assignment to multiple classes, keep the assignment title and date the same in all classes so it is easier to edit them together, plus it gives you more statistics for all the classes together.
The Due date is formatted as mm/dd by default, but it also lets you type date ranges, or leave it blank. For homework this is the date due, and for tests and such it's the date given. Below the Description you can indicate when homework is assigned by setting the option "Show on Homework screen for 1 days before it's due".
The Description is optional. Students and parents see this on the Homework & Calendar screens when they login. You may include files for students to download for each assignment. The description is also shown on reports, although to save space it is hidden if the assignment is already graded and not marked missing.
The "Input as" menu determines whether numeric scores should be read as Points, Percents, or Rubrics/Grades — see Scores for details. The other options are Extra Credit Points, Adjust Percents and Override Grades.
The Category menu appears if you've setup assignment Categories.
The "Worth" determines how many points the assignment is worth, while the "Out of" determines how many points are possible (if "Input as" is Points). See Assignment Worth for examples.
The Key lets you define the minimum points or percent needed for each rubric grade. This is shown only if you're using Rubrics, otherwise see "Curve scores".
The "Quick scores" menu is a shortcut to enter scores by clicking instead of typing, e.g. to quickly mark homework as full credit, half credit, or zero. This is especially useful for mobile devices. Select "custom" to customize which score to start with as the default, which for the 1st click, which for the 2nd click, and so on up to 4 clicks. (Note: You may define multiple sets of quick scores, but each time you save a new set it automatically deletes any unused sets, so you must have at least one assignment with each set before adding a new set.)
The "Fill blanks" menu is a shortcut to give all students the same score. Click the "Fill" button when you're done grading an assignment as a shortcut for this menu to fill any remaining blanks as Missing.
The "Curve scores" option lets you curve the scores for this assignment. This is available only if you're using a percent-based grade scale on the screen, otherwise see "Key" above. See Curve, Adjust, Override Grades
"Independent Study" means the assignment shows on a student's report only if they have a grade — i.e., it does not appear on a student's report if their score is blank. This lets you give independent study assignments to one or a few students without it appearing on everyone else's reports. See List & Hide Assignments
"Hide" means the assignment doesn't appear on reports, but it still counts toward their grade. See List & Hide Assignments
The Graph shows a distribution, mean, and range of grades for this assignment. The graph includes students from all classes that have the same assignment. See Class Average & Graph.
The Comments by each student's score appears on Grade Reports (but not on Report Cards). This is often used to indicate late work.
Also on this screen: Assess Standards, Drop Low Scores, Backups