Grade Book

Direct Market Link

Summary:

Grade Book for Professors offers a new approach to managing your grade books on your Android device. Instead of having a separate grade book on your phone or tablet, this app avoids the headaches of keeping two seperate gradebooks sync’ed by using one grade book in the cloud. All you need is your grade book to be on Google Spreadsheets!

[UPDATE: Now there is a free ad-supported version in the market that does everything the free version does]

Key Features:

  • Edit student grades directly on your phone.
  • No need to sync two separate grade books, since you use one primary grade book on Google Spreadsheets.
  • Email a student their grades with the click of a button.
  • Pin-number to protect your grade books if your phone is lost.
  • NEW: Email ALL students grade report with one click
  • NEW: Grade session feature and assignment view allows for quick and easy grading of a single assignment

Requirements:

  • An Android device running Android 1.6+
  • Internet connection
  • Access to Google Spreadsheets

Get the App!

  • Search “Grade Book” in the Android Market
  • Direct Market Link (use if you’re viewing this site from your Android Phone)

Instruction Manual

Change-log

FAQ

  1. Rating: +9

    Positive Negative

    Can I see an average of how students performed on an assignment?

    We are adding this functionality to an update that will be released soon.

  2. Rating: +2

    Positive Negative

    It would also be a great addition to the app to be able to delete a student from the gradebook. Can you do that?

    Yes, and we're working on it for the next update.

  3. Rating: +3

    Positive Negative

    Will future options allow you to “weight” grades? For example, tests might be worth 50% of the final grade while homework is only worth 25% of the final grade. Thanks.

    We are currently working on setting up a “Final Grade Column” option. However, in the mean time, if you need this option, you could create a final grade column in your spreadsheet, and enter in a formula to calculate grade percentages. I realize this isn’t an ideal solution, but this is the temporary fix until we get this feature implemented.

  4. Rating: +0

    Positive Negative

    Hi, Everytime I click on a student's name I am getting 'getGrades() Service Error'.

    We are currently looking into this. We've narrowed it down to having something to do with blank cells in unused rows or columns. Something that seems to fix this in every instance we've encountered is to delete all extraneous rows and columns from the spreadsheet that is giving you trouble.

    1. Go into Google Docs on your desktop and completely remove all empty rows and empty columns from the gradebook. NOTE: you must actually delete the entire row, merely highlighting
    2. Close the program on your phone with a Task Killer program (if you don't have a Task Killer program...restarting your phone will do).

    If for some reason this doesn't work for you, we would love to take a look at a copy of the Google Docs spreadsheet that is giving you problems. Email us and we'll get this sorted out for you.

    (NOTE: This will also work for getnames() Service Error)

  5. Rating: +1

    Positive Negative

    This application is not showing up in the android market - is there an alternative download link that we can use?

    We don't have an alternative download link at the moment. However, we recently made some changes to the app on our end to get it to show up in the market for certain tablet devices. If you're still having issues with it not showing up in the market, please email us and we'll work with you to get this sorted out.

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  1. #1 by Phil on November 30, 2010 - 8:36 am

    Hi,
    Trying to download this app as it looks great, but search of “grade book” in market comes up empty. Am I missing something?

    Thanks Phil

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    Andrew Cullison Reply:

    Phil,

    What device and version of Android do you have? We’ll look into it.

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    Phil Reply:

    Andrew,
    I have a galaxy s running froyo 2.2 (build from optus australia) sorry should have included that in previous post. This is a recent upgrade from 2.1 I use attendance (great app) but this was loaded prior to 2.2
    Many thanks for looking into this and for the speedy response.

    Phil

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    Andrew Cullison Reply:

    Phil,

    I’ll check with our lead developer. We’re working on a major overhaul to Gradebook in between semesters, if this looks like an issue on our end we’ll take care of it in time for the next semester. I’ll keep you posted.

  2. #2 by Brandy A. Brown on February 16, 2011 - 8:05 pm

    I have been a fan for a while, this last update though isn’t recognizing the e-mail column I have for my students…. which greatly reduces functionality.
    It’s also sending them ALL their stuff, even things that are not yet graded (I have the entire semester’s columns in my doc), whereas before it just sent things I had entered, which I did prefer.
    That second one is much less important than the first – did you change something about how the e-mail column needs to be named to recognized or something? I can’t find a way to CHOOSE which column has them now….

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    Brandy A. Brown Reply:

    I also should have started with: I love the updates you added, and the UI looks great! However….. :)

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    Jon Nale Reply:

    Brandy,

    We are currently working on a manual that will explain everything in much more detail.

    In order for grade book to recognize an email column, simply call the column “Email” or “E-mail” (that is what the column header should be). The app will take care of the rest! We wanted to simplify this for our users, so if this ends up being a problem, let us know and we can work on a fix.

    I didn’t realize that the old grade book only sent out the assignments that were graded. We will push this out in the next update, so that only assignments that have grades show up in the email.

    Thanks for the feedback, and please let us know if there is anything else we can do!

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  3. #3 by Brandy A. Brown on February 20, 2011 - 5:41 pm

    Oooh a manual! Very exciting. Again – excellent, excellent product. Running my class this semester finally feels manageable – and it is in large part thanks to your apps.

    As for the naming convention. That’s the easiest fix ever – already implemented and working great again.

    I love that you didn’t know it did that! One student told me they liked knowing they still have 11 grades coming, haha, then two others were like !!!! You know the anxious ones, they have trouble seeing blanks next to assignments – even if they know we haven’t done them yet. I have more than my fair share of those in this class.

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  4. #4 by binh on April 26, 2011 - 5:07 pm

    First, THANK YOU so much for this application! It’s truly a lifesaver!!! Now for my wish list…
    #1) I would love if we could actually have a local copy of the spreadsheet…sometimes, sometimes a class in the basement or connection is somewhat flaky….
    #2) Any chance that the email students would pick up the student name…in stead of saying “Dear Student”, it could automatically pick up the student name in the designated column…after all, it grabs all other information in the row…(and even header column!)

    And a now a TIP (maybe others were already well-aware of this…but It thought I would share just in case: I know integration with the rubric is on the way…but I have a modified version of this, I just added extra columns in the gradebook…so far, seems ok…for Example AS#5 is in column 7, I put the rubric criteria in columns 8, 9, 10, etc…

    Thanks again!

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  5. #5 by binh on December 11, 2011 - 6:48 pm

    I know this is Android for Academics…but since I got a chic new iPad, what at the chances that you could develop a full fledged offline iPad (and Android) app that could sync with Google docs? :)

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  6. #6 by Tyson on July 15, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    These applications are great. I have managed to link the Attendance and GradeBook apps through the spreadsheets. The only issue that I have right now is these apps will not recognize the spreadsheets on Google Docs from my tablet. I have an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity with JellyBean. My phone recognizes the spreadsheets and also runs JellyBean. Any possible fixes for this issue?

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