We are back to Google Classroom today. Most of the teachers at Bedford High School do not report grades earned through Google Classroom on assignments. Rather, they report these grades right in our student information system, PowerSchool. With the change of Google Classroom over the summer, the back end of Google classroom has thrown a couple of teachers off. More specifically, relating to returning assignments.
There is a clear difference between returning “ungraded” and “graded” assignments if a teacher does not report individual student numerical grades in Google Classroom.
You will notice with the image below, a teacher (Craig Sheil) has asked students to complete and turn in an assignment through Google Classroom but not assign it any points in Google Classroom. The assignment is still worth points but will be reported in PowerSchool. “Student Lunn” submitted the file and the teacher “Craig Sheil” returned assignment back. Because this assignment was marked ungraded, “Student Lunn” is then moved to a section called Returned with a green check mark.
You will notice with the image below, a teacher “Craig Sheil” has asked students to complete and turn in an assignment through Google Classroom and indicating assignment is worth 100 points. The teacher will be reporting graded assignment in PowerSchool. “Student Lunn” submitted the file and the teacher “Craig Sheil” has looked at and assessed the assignment. The teacher returned assignment but did not indicate the score in Google Classroom. As a result, when the teacher returned file to student, it placed this student in the section called Assigned with a red missing note. This is because Google Classroom thinks that the teacher needs to see the file again since there is no numerical grade associated with the assignment worth 100 points.
As you can see, in both cases, the teacher didn’t want to report grades through Classroom. But because one scenario had an assignment worth some points, Google Classroom treated returned assignments differently. Of course, if you have any questions or want to talk this through, you know where to find me.
And that is my Spiel…