Grade and return question answers

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You can see the current status of students’ work on the Student Work page.

If you don’t know if your class is using Classwork, see Does my class have the Classwork page?

My class has the Classwork page

If you don't have the Classwork page, go here instead.

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  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class.
  3. At the top, click Classwork Don't see Classwork?
  4. Click the question.
  5. On the Student Answers page, you can review the following details:

    Note: If a student unsubmits work, the work is counted as Assigned.

    • Turned in—The number and names of students who submitted work.
    • Assigned—The number and names of students who haven't submitted work.
    • Graded—The number and names of the students you’ve returned work to.
    • (Optional) To see the students in each category, click Turned in, Assigned, or Graded.
  6. For a multiple-choice question, click an option to see the number of students who chose it. 
  7. On the left, click a student's name to see their answer. 
    • To view the history of a student’s grade changes and submissions, click See history.
    • To add a private comment, at the bottom, click Add private comment. Enter your comment and click Post.
    • To reply to a student’s short-answer question, click Reply Reply. Enter your comment and click Post.
      Note: All students can see your comment.
    • To return to the summary, click Close Close.

Tip: To sort by student, click the Down arrow Down Arrow above the list of students. 

Grade and return an answer
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then Classwork and then the question.
  3. (Optional) The default point value is 100. To change it, click the point value. Enter another value or select Ungraded and then Update.
  4. On the left, next to the student's name, click Add grade and enter the grade.
  5. Note: For decimal grades, Classroom supports 2 digits after the decimal point. If you enter more than 2 digits, the grade is rounded to the nearest 2-digit decimal form. For example, if you enter 88.725, it’s rounded to 88.73.
    You can return grades now or later. However, for students to get a notification about new grades, you need to return their grade.  

  6. Check the box next to each student whose grade you want to return and click Return.
  7. Click Return again to confirm.

 

Change a grade
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then Classwork and then the question.
  3. Click the grade you want to change.
  4. Enter the new grade. The grade is automatically saved but not returned to the student.
  5. (Optional) To return the new grade:
    1. Check the box next to the student’s name and click Return.
    2. Click Return again to confirm.
Export grades

After you return grades, you can export them from Classroom to Google Sheets or to a comma-separated values (CSV) file.

Export grades to Sheets

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then click the question.
  3. Click Settings Settings and then Copy all grades to Google Sheets.

    The spreadsheet is created in the class Drive folder. 

Export grades to a CSV file

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then click the question.
  3. Click Settings Settings and choose an option:
    • To download only this assignment’s grades, select Download these grades as CSV.
    • To download all class assignment and question grades, select Download all grades as CSV

    The file is saved in your Downloads folder.

Comment on ungraded questions

You can give students feedback when they answer an ungraded question. You can leave comments for individual students or the entire class. 

Short-answer questions

On the Stream page, to view student answers, click the question. You reply to individual students on the Student Answers page. 

  1. Click a student's name.
  2. Click Reply Reply.
    Click Reply  
  3. Enter your comment. 
  4. When you're done, click Post

To add a class comment, at the top of the page:

  1. Click Question.
  2. Click Add class comment.
    Add class comment 
  3. When you're done, click Post

Multiple-choice questions

On the Stream page, click the question. This takes you to the Student Answers page. 

  1. To see an answer, click a student's name. 
  2. At the bottom of the page, click Add private comment.
    Add private comment  
  3. When you're done, click Post

To add a class comment, at the top of the page:

  1. Click Question.
  2. Click Add class comment.
    Add class comment 
  3. When you're done, click Post

My class doesn't have the Classwork page

View answers
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then click the question.
  3. On the Student Answers page, you can review the following details:
    • Turned in—The number and names of students who answered.
    • Assigned—The number and names of students who didn't answer.
    • Graded—If you've returned work to students, the number and names of the students you’ve returned work to.
    • (Optional) Click Turned in, Assigned, or Graded to see the students for that category.

    Note: If a student unsubmits work, the work is counted as Assigned.

  4. For a multiple-choice question, click an option to see who chose it. The number of people who chose it is next to the option.
  5. Click a student's name to see their answer. Click Close Close to return to the summary.
  6. (Optional) To view the history of a student’s grade changes and submissions, click the student’s name and then See history.
  7. To reply to a student’s short-answer question, click Reply Reply. Enter your comment and click Post.

    Note: All students can see your comment.

  8. (Optional) To add a private comment, click the student's name on the left. At the bottom, click Add private comment. Enter your comment and click Post.

    Tip: To sort by student or answer, click the Down arrow Down Arrow above the list of students. 

Grade and return an answer
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then click the question.
  3. (Optional) The default point value is 100. To change it, click the point value. Enter another value or select Ungraded and then Update.
  4. Next to the student's name, click Add grade and enter the grade.
  5. Note: For decimal grades, Classroom supports 2 digits after the decimal point. If you enter more than 2 digits, the grade is rounded to the nearest 2-digit decimal form. For example, if you enter 88.725, it’s rounded to 88.73.

  6. (Optional) Enter grades for any additional students.
  7. Check the box next to each student whose grade you want to return and click Return.
  8. Click Return again to confirm.

Note: To update students about new grades, you need to return the question to them. You can return questions during another session. 

Change a grade

You can change a grade after it's returned to a student.

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then click the answer.
  3. Click the grade you want to change.
  4. Enter the new grade. The grade is automatically saved but not returned to the student.
  5. To return the new grade, check the box next to the student’s name and click Return.
  6. Click Return again to confirm.
Export grades

You can export grades from Classroom to Google Sheets or to a comma-separated values (CSV) file. You can't export grades unless you return grades to students first.

Export grades to Sheets

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then click the question.
  3. Click Settings Settings and then Copy all grades to Google Sheets.

    The spreadsheet is created in your Classroom Drive folder. 

Export grades to a CSV file

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then click the question.
  3. Click Settings Settings and choose an option:
    • Download these grades as CSV.
    • To download all assignment and question grades, select Download all grades as CSV.

    The file is saved in your Downloads folder.  

Comment on ungraded questions

You can give students feedback when they answer an ungraded question. You can leave comments for individual students or the entire class. 

Short-answer questions

On the Stream page, to view student answers, click the question. You reply to individual students on the Student Answers page. 

  1. Click a student's name.
  2. Click Reply Reply.
    Click Reply  
  3. Enter your comment. 
  4. When you're done, click Post

To add a class comment, at the top of the page:

  1. Click Question.
  2. Click Add class comment.
    Add class comment 
  3. When you're done, click Post

Multiple-choice questions

On the Stream page, click the question. This takes you to the Student Answers page. 

  1. To see an answer, click a student's name. 
  2. At the bottom of the page, Click Add private comment.
    Add private comment  
  3. When you're done, click Post

To add a class comment, at the top of the page:

  1. Click Question.
  2. Click Add class comment.
    Add class comment 
  3. When you're done, click Post

 

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