Google Classroom has added some new features this week (December 2015) that make grading in Google Classroom a little easier. While I always recommend you do NOT put grades in Google Classroom, if you do use Google Classroom for grades you may be interested in these updates.
After creating an assignment, you can click on the assignment title in the stream to edit the default of 100 points.
Click on “100 points” to enter an integer value for your points.
You can now use the arrow keys or the enter key to enter in scores for students.
By default, the students are sorted by done and not done status. Click on “Sort by status” to sort the students alphabetically.
You can sort students by first or last name.
In the bottom left-hand corner of Google Classroom is a question mark icon. Choose the “Send feedback” option to tell the Classroom team what you love about Classroom or what suggestions you have.
My wish: A focus on feedback instead of a focus on grades. Feedback faster!
7 thoughts on “Google Classroom: Grading Options”
When you use a Google slide presentation in classroom for students to submit work, are you able to leave a comment on the slide presentation as you can on a Google doc for feedback? Thanks
Yes, in the exact same way, except it is on the element, not the word.
Why do you recommend NOT putting grades in Classroom?
I read a lot of research on grades and grading practices. If you put grades in Google Classroom the focus is on grades. Not on learning. Ever feel the sting of a 98%? Put grades in the gradebook, put high quality feedback comments in Classroom. Focus on learning!
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