How to Check Your Grades on Google Classroom

With the current state of things across the world, remote work has never been more critical. Or remote learning in the case of education.

As one of the most popular and best remote classroom tools, Google Classroom is an essential tool to have for those involved in remote learning.

Yes, of course, there is a grading system. But how do you check your grades? How do you access this part of the Google Classroom platform?

Find out more in this article.

How to Check Your Grades on Google Classroom from a Windows, Mac, or Chromebook Computer

The operating systems for all three of the above are vastly different. Yes, a Windows computer can do just about anything that a Mac can, just in a different way. Chromebooks are much inferior in this regard as designed.

But it does not matter. Because Google Classroom, like any other part of the Google ecosystem, is browser-based. And no, it does not have to be Google Chrome.

  1. Step 1

    So, whether you are using a Windows PC, a Mac, or a Chromebook, just open a browser of your choice and typing in classroom.google.com.
  2. Step 2

    On this page, you will see a list of classes you are in or have created in the form of class cards. Find the classroom for which you wish to see your grades and click Your Work, represented by an ID icon.
  3. Step 3

    On the next screen, you will see your grade for that particular classroom. To gain access to more details, click the Marks.


There are other ways to see your grades using a desktop browser. For instance, you can see your grades better summarized on the Classwork page. Here is how to access it.

  1. Step 1

    On classroom.google.com, select the class in question.
  2. Step 2

    Then, select Classwork.
  3. Step 3

    Click View your work.
  4. Step 4

    You can also access the grading details by clicking view Assignment.

You can also access grades from the Stream page.

  1. Step 1

    Select the class that you wish to see the grade for.
  2. Step 2

    Go to View all.
  3. Step 3

    You will see the classroom grade.
  4. Step 4

    Again, click view details for more details about it.

How to Check Your Grades on Google Classroom from an iPhone/iPad

With mobile devices, things are a bit different. Although you can use your iOS browser just the same, using the Google Classroom native app is much more straightforward. Here is how to get the Google Classroom app for your iOS device.

  1. Step 1

    Start by navigating to the App Store on your iOS device then go to the lower-right corner of the screen and tap Search.
  2. Step 2

    In the search bar, type in google classroom.
  3. Step 3

    Select Get, authenticate your ID, and the app will download and install.

Once the app is installed, it is time to check your grades. Here is how to do it.

  1. Step 1

    Tap Classroom, designated by a green chalkboard icon.
  2. Step 2

    From here, go to Classwork.
  3. Step 3

    In the upper-right corner, select Your work, represented by a clipboard-like icon.
  4. Step 4

    Next to your profile picture, you will see your overall grade.
  5. Step 5

    If you want to see more details regarding your grade, tap the overall grade.

Note that your teacher may not share the overall grades in a particular classroom. In this case, you won’t see the overall grade. The only way around this would be to ask your teacher to share the information about the grade.

How to Check Your Grades on Google Classroom from an Android Device

Whether you own an Android phone or tablet, the Google Classroom app works in the same way. To get started, you’re going to have to download the app in question. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Step 1

    Open the Google Play app from your device’s home screen.
  2. Step 2

    You will notice the search bar immediately. Use it to find the Google Classroom app.
  3. Step 3

    To download and install the app, select Install and wait until everything is done.

That is it, you have successfully installed the Google Classroom app. But how do you navigate to the grades? Well, just follow the instructions outlined for iOS devices.

Setting Up a Grading System

There are two grading system options on Google Classroom, not counting No overall grade. You can choose between Total points and Weighted by category. For either, the grades will be calculated automatically for you.

Google Classroom also allows you to organize your classroom into three grade categories, Essays, Tests, and Homework. Although categories are available with both Total points and No overall grade grading, they are needed for Weighted by category.

Keep in mind that selecting a grading system can only be done on the web browser version.

  1. Step 1

    Go to classroom.google.com
  2. Step 2

    Navigate to a class or create one.
  3. Step 3

    Inside a class, go to Settings.
  4. Step 4

    Navigate to Overall grade calculation.
  5. Step 5

    Select one of the three options, No overall grade, Total points, and Weighted by category.
  6. Step 6

    You can click Show to make the overall grade visible to class participants. Of course, with the No overall grade option, this option does not exist.
  7. Step 7

    To finish up, click Save.

No Overall Grade

The No overall grade system is pretty straightforward – grades aren’t calculated and students can’t see the grades.

Total Points

The Total points system is the average grading system. The total points earned by a student are rounded up and divided by the total points possible. If you choose to do so, you can allow students to see their average grades with this system.

Weighted by Category

This system adds up the scores across categories. It’s the most straightforward of the two grading systems. If you choose to do so, you can allow the students to see their overall grades.

Giving Google Classroom Assignments Feedback

You can easily give feedback to your students regarding their assignments. Simply open their work in Google Classroom, highlight the passage, and click Add a comment. It works pretty much like physically adding comments to your students’ work. Only better and smoother.

Grading and Returning Assignments in Google Classroom

You can grade assignments in Google Classroom in numeric grades. This is the most straightforward way to grade your students. It is also the only way to calculate grades. The other thing you can do is leave comment-based feedback. Of course, assignments can be returned without grades.

This can be done from the Classroom grading tool on the Student work page as well as the Grades page. Here is how to do it.

  1. Step 1

    Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Step 2

    Select a class that you want to grade/return work then go to Marks.
  3. Step 3

    If you want to grade an assignment, enter a grade in the corresponding box.
  4. Step 4

    If you want to return an assignment, select More, then Return, and confirm.

FAQ

Can students see their grades in Google Classroom?

Yes, if the teacher allows them to. For Total points and Weighted by category grades, there’s a Show option that the teacher can turn on or off. Naturally, if the option is on, the classroom attendees will be able to see their overall grades. Of course, if No overall grade is selected, no grade will be calculated and students won’t see any grade.

How do you download grades to Google Sheets?

The Google ecosystem has made things very convenient for Google features within that ecosystem. Seeing as how both Google Classroom and Google Sheets are well within it, Google allows you to easily download grades to a Google Sheets document.

To do this, go to classroom.google.com and select the class in question. Then, go to Classwork and select View question. Then, in the upper-right corner of the screen, go to Settings, followed by Copy all grades to Google Sheets. A spreadsheet will automatically be created in your Google Drive folder.

What can teachers see on Google Classroom?

As the host, everything. They can see which students are in their class, which hasn’t handed in their assignments, which assignments have been graded, the grades. The Google Classroom hosts can also edit various settings, choose grading systems, add new students to classes, remove students from classes, etc.

Can my teacher see me on Google Classroom?

Although teachers get vast amounts of control over their classrooms, they cannot technically see you on the screen. While they’ll be able to see if you’ve turned in your assignments and access the school projects, the host won’t be able to see if you’re accessing the platform or doing work on it. So, you can rest easy in this department.

Working on Google Classroom

Google Classroom successfully utilizes the power of Google’s vast ecosystem to bring a classroom to your virtual environment. On the platform, you can check your grades in detail. Teachers can choose between various settings and options that will make their classroom a better place for learning and grading.

Have you learned anything useful here? Do you feel like you’ve expanded your knowledge of Google Classroom? Do you have anything to add that we might’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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