Add a grade category to posts

This article is for teachers.

If you use the Gradebook feature, you can add grade categories to questions, assignments, and quiz assignments.

You can add categories on mobile, but you can only create them in the web version of Classroom.

Add a grade category to a post

Note: Before you can use grade categories, you have to create them in the Settings page. For instructions, go to 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:
    • To add a grade category to an existing post, next to the assignment, quiz assignment, or question, click More  and then Edit.
    • To add a grade category to a new post, create an assignment, quiz assignment, or question.
  4. Under Grade category, click the 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 a post, you can go to:

  • The Grades page
    Grades page

  • The assignment detail page, under Instructions
    Grade category

  • The Classwork page
    Grade categories

  • The Student profile page
    Grade categories

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

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