The screen is where teachers customize Special Marks to use as scores, such as Excused (ex), Missing (/), Absent (abs), Incomplete (inc), ✓+, etc.
(System admins may define defaults on the screen.)
The first eight Special Marks can be used for anything. The last three are for Missing Assignments (explained below).
If your grade scale is based on percents, each mark may be worth a percent, or "-" for excused. For rubric grading systems these eight marks are always excused, so they do not affect the grade.
Only you see the mark or abbreviation, like "/" or "ex". Students and parents see only the full description, like "missing" or "excused", so you don't need to explain your marks to them. The same marks are used for all your classes/subjects.
Checkmarks are supported, like ✓, ✓+, ✓-. Just type \ (the backslash above the return key) and it automatically changes to a checkmark when you leave the text box.
Note: If you see a little box instead of a checkmark, go to your browser's View menu and change the character Encoding to "Unicode (UTF-8)". If that doesn't work, sometimes Windows cannot find certain fonts after software is uninstalled (please send us a solution if you find one). Note that students and parents will not have this problem because they see only the description of the special mark, like "good", not the checkmark itself.