In other grade books that I've used, I was able to create special scores such as NHI (not handed in) or A=absent or HINM (handed in not marked). The only special score that seems available is E for exempt, however, I would like to be able to have a place holder for those who have not handed in work or done a test so that their mark reflects the zero, without putting in a zero... I would like to differentiate between those who did something and actually earned zero, from those who have not completed a task, but still should get a chance to, but need the fire under the butt that is a zero grade to get around to doing it.
This school year I've been using the Google Classroom mark book. For my class I have four categories, each one of them counting as 25% of the final grade. Each assignment in a given category is weighted according to the number of points. The Google Classroom mark book correctly calculates the final grade. I am trialing the GradeBook for Google Sheets, but after importing the same classroom into the gradebook, and setting up the categories, total points etc. the final grade is way lower than it should be. Why?