Add a grade category to posts

This article is for teachers

Tip: To use the gradebook features, a teacher or G Suite administrator must sign up. For instructions, see Sign up for Gradebook beta.

If you use the gradebook feature you can add grade categories to assignments and questions.

Add a grade category to a post

Note: Before you can use grade categories, you need to create them in the Settings page. For instructions, see Set up grading.

  1. Go to and click Sign In.

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

  2. Go to the class assignments.
  3. Choose one:
    • Add a grade category to an existing assignment—Next to the assignment, quiz assignment, or question, click More  More and then Edit.
    • Add a grade category to a new assignment—Create an Assignment, Quiz assignment, or Question.
  4. Next to Grade category, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and choose a category.
    Select Grade category
  5. (Optional) Edit the assigned point value of the grade category.

To see the grade category assigned to post, you can go to:

  • The Grades page
    Grades page

  • The assignment detail page

  • The Classwork page
    Grade categories

  • The Student profile page
    Grade categories

For instructions on creating assignments or questions, see Create an assignment or Create a question.