View or update your gradebook

This article is for teachers

Coming soon: Organize your gradebook into grading periods, such as quarters or semesters, and see overall grades for each. 


Note: If your school participates in the grades sync beta program, you can push grades directly from Classroom to your student information system (SIS). For details, go to the beta interest sign-up form.

On the Grades page, you can view and update your gradebook. You can view student submissions, enter grades, and return work. Students get their grades when you return their work. Only teachers see the Grades page.

For instructions to set up overall grades and grade categories, go to Set up grading.

Open your gradebook
You can open your gradebook from 2 places.
  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. Choose an option:
    • On a class card, click Open gradebook .
      Open gradebook
    • In a class, at the top, click Grades.
      Grades page

View student submissions

On the Grades page, you can view, grade, and return a student’s submission.

You might notice that the work or grade status is color coded:

  • Red—Missing work.
  • Green—Turned in work or draft grade.
  • Black—Returned work.

Other colors are based on your class theme and don’t indicate work or grade status.

  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 a class and then Grades.
  3. Point at a cell for a student’s assignment. Click More More and then View submission.View submission

Note: When viewing a student's submission in the grading tool, you can enter a grade. Grades entered in the grading tool sync to the Grades page. For grading tool instructions, go to Grade and return an assignment

Enter grades and return work

You can return work with or without a grade. Grades you enter save as drafts until you click Return. When you return work, email or mobile notifications are sent to students who get them, and students can view their grades.
  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 a class and then Grades.
  3. (Optional) Enter a grade for a student’s assignment.
  4. To return a student's assignment, click More More and then Return and confirm.
    Click return

For more instructions on grading, go to Grade and return an assignment

Use keyboard shortcuts in your gradebook

You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate and update your gradebook.
Action Mac shortcut PC/Chrome shortcut
Save draft and move to the More menu, or move to next cell from the More menu. Tab Tab
Save draft and move to previous column, same row Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Save draft and move to next row, same column Return Enter
Save draft and move to previous row, same column Shift + Return Shift + Enter
(View Mode) Move between cells (showing selected cell) Arrow keys Arrow keys
(Edit Mode) Move between characters in a selected cell Arrow keys Arrow keys
Return to view mode Esc Esc
Open menu options in a cell ⌘ + Shift + \ Ctrl + Shift + \
Return assignment + Option + r Ctrl + Alt + r
View submission + Option + v Ctrl + Alt + v

 

View overall grades for students in a class

If you use Total points or Weighted by category grading, you can see a student's overall grade in the class. You can view overall grades from the Grades page or the People page.
  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 a class.
  3. Choose an option:
    • Click Grades. A student's overall grade is next to their name.
    • Click People and then a student's name. The student's overall grade is next to their name.
      See overall grade

Download a copy of your gradebook

You can download a copy of your gradebook as a Google Sheet or comma-separated values (CSV) file. For instructions, go to Export grades
Note: If a student unenrolls from your class, their grades are removed from your gradebook. 

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