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Help Desk
Nov 29, 2018
In General Discussion
Here is a link discussing the calculation of final grades using our apps: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RdhgUnqadJms9ZjIZpjqpniGSZs13Ca--1v3-Is0Lvs/
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Help Desk
Nov 10, 2018
In General Discussion
As a Google Apps developer, we provide educators with powerful solutions that are affordable and easy to use. We know that trust is earned through protecting teacher and student privacy.  All of our apps are fully compliant with education privacy and security laws. How do we know this? Well, all of our apps only collect 1 piece of information from it's users and that is their email address.  This is only used to verify if the user has a paid license.  Emails are stored securely on our server and are never used for advertising purposes.  No other information is accessed or stored by us. Do we have access to teacher, student, and school information? No.  All information is stored on the users Google Drive.  We do not have access to any of this information. When installing our apps why is there a screen asking the user for certain permissions? These permissions are for the app to access your Google Drive to save data and reports. All of these permission requests go through a Google review and approval process. As part of this process we agreed to not save or transmit any of this information to our servers.  The permissions are strictly for the app to access and display information to its users. Are there advertising/tracking of users in our apps? No.  We work in the education industry which means trust, privacy, and security are what we focus on.  We do not have any advertisements or tracking code in our apps. Where is user data stored? With the exception of user email, all data is stored on the users Google Drive.  We do not have access to any of this information. Google Drive is a secure storage space and fully complies with educational privacy requirements.  The full statement can be found here: https://edu.google.com/intl/en_ca/k-12-solutions/privacy-security/
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Help Desk
Nov 10, 2018
In General Discussion
When using GradeBook for Google Sheets and Classroom you have a number of different ways to calculate the final mark for a student.  Here are some of the most common methods:  GradeBook Type:  Standard using a Weighted Average With this type of GradeBook all assignments are weighted relative to each other.  This is useful when you have a mixture of large and small assignments and don't want to worry about how many marks each are worth.  Here is an example: Assignment 1:  25/30 Assignment 2:  10/20 In a total points system you would just average the marks: (25 + 10) / (30 + 20 ) = 35/50 = 70%)  However lets say you want Assignment 1 to be worth three times as much as assignment 2 then you would enter the following as weights in your GradeBook: Assignment 1:  25/30       weight: 3 Assignment 2:  10/20       weight: 1 This calculation would be: ( (25/30)*3 + (10/20)*1 ) / (3 + 1) = ( (0.833)*3  + (0.5) ) / 4 = 3/4 = 75% That's a 5% difference from a total points calculation!  The reason is because the student did better on assignment 1 and it is worth three times as much as assignment 2. GradeBook Type:  Standard using a Total Points System T his is a common system to use, just add up all the points and just average the marks.  To do this in GradeBook just enter the weights as the total marks such as: Assignment 1:  25/30       Weight: 30 Assignment 2:  15/20       Weight: 20 GradeBook Type:  Category Based With this type of GradeBook each category is assigned a weight of the total course and assignments within each category are weighted relative to each other. A common category based system is:  10% Quizzes  30% Tests   30% Assignments 30% Exam The sum of all the categories would make up 100% of the course. Now for each assessment you would assign a category and an assessment weight.  For the assessment weight you can use any of the methods mentioned earlier. So in this system an assessment has a category to which is belongs (and the category has a weight of the total course) and a weight of how much it is worth within the category, compared to other assignments also in the category. I hope this makes sense, tricky stuff!
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Help Desk
Oct 26, 2018
In General Discussion
It is important to have the latest version of our apps as this will give you access to new features and bug fixes. Here are the links to check your app version: GradeBook for Google Sheets and Classroom Grade Reports for Google Classroom
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Help Desk
Oct 26, 2018
In Product Updates
Newly added Features: GradeBook for Google Sheets and Classroom has a new template, total points! This is a much requested feature as there are no categories, no weighting, just adding up total points to generate a final grade. Google Classroom import is now compatible with all GradeBook types Copy GradeBook feature: now you can keep all your assignments or all your students for use in a new course or new term GradeBook. Please make sure you have the latest version to see these new features: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_mj3Rsn-oRK7O-crvZ3kroGyZuoKBTThtEwbP6fYOUY/edit?usp=sharing
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Help Desk
Oct 26, 2018
In Product Updates
Announcing a major update to Grade Reports for Google Classroom! Create beautiful reports based on your Google Classroom with an overview of how your students are performing in your class. Use Google Classroom to send reports to students and parents/guardians on your own schedule! With Grade Reports for Google Classroom you now you have full control of when and who to email Google Classroom reports to. Grade Reports for Google Classroom is also really easy to use! 1. After installing, open any Google Doc 2. From the menu go to Add-ons > Grade Reports for Google Classroom > Generate Reports 3. Choose your Class, students, parents and choose to create a Report Doc for printing or email the report Install link: Grade Reports for Google Classroom
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Help Desk
Oct 26, 2018
In Product Updates
New Feature! Letter / Level reporting is now available for GradeBook! You will have to create a new GradeBook to see this new feature. You can now display percent, letter/level or both on reports. See our user guide here for instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13YSVoxR-KVG0aJKjUcyeps3xfLPfDdi5JoPb0aC1dfk/edit#heading=h.6uct098smy2l
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Help Desk
Oct 26, 2018
In Product Updates
There is a new update for GradeBook that improves import from Google Classroom. We have added a new item into the settings menu item (see image below): This is how it works: Importing You can choose whether you want Classroom assignment dates to be imported as due dates or creation dates. There is a tooltip that says that the due date will be substituted with creation date in case it's absent. This is where most people have issues, when some assignments have due dates and others do not. The sorting will first look for a due date and if no due date is present then GradeBook will use creation date. Sorting Sorting by date in GradeBook will use the values obtained upon import. We know it is not always possible however if all assignments had a due date or all had no due date, import would be much easier! To see if you have the latest version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_mj3Rsn-oRK7O-crvZ3kroGyZuoKBTThtEwbP6fYOUY/
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