View and manage grades

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 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.

From the Grades page, you can view and manage all the grades for a class. To save time viewing submissions and returning grades, you can use keyboard shortcuts.

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

Open the Grades page
Teachers can open the Grades page from 2 places: 
  • On a class card, click Open gradebook .Open gradebook
  • In a class, at the top, click Grades.
    Grades page

View submissions

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

  1. Open the Grades page for your class.
  2. Point at a cell for a student’s assignment. Click More More and then View submission.View submission
  3. Click the assignment.

Return grades

You can enter grades directly on the Grades page. Grades save as drafts until you click Return.
  1. Open the Grades page for your class.
  2. Enter a grade for a student’s assignment. To return the assignment to the student, click More More and then Return.
    Click return

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

Use keyboard shortcuts

On the Grades page, you can use keyboard shortcuts.
Action Mac shortcut PC/Chrome shortcut
Save draft and move to 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



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