In the Comments section on the Grades and Comments tab in the teacher portal LMS, the orange dot displays when the grading period is 'active' and it is a minor grading period. It will not display for mid-grading periods.
In the Grade Review section, a 'grading period' marked as *Grade Review Active*, will be orange-flagged in the portal. If there is not a grading period flagged as *Review Active*, the system will look at the 'active grading period' and orange-flag that one.
If neither *Review Active* or the Active Grading Period are flagged, there will be no orange flag.