Effortlessly transfer data between a variety of educational platforms and your gradebook(s).
BRIEF: GradeTransferer saves time for teachers by seamlessly gathering data, auto-sorting it, and transferring it into the appropriate student grade fields in a grade book with the mere click of a button. It currently works with the following platforms:
– Google Classroom – Schoology – Aleks (McGraw-Hill) – Edulastic – ZipGrade – Aspen (My Follett) – Study Island (Edmentum) – Google Sheets – your computer's clipboard
– Genesis – Infinite Campus – PowerTeacher Pro – Aspen (My Follett) – Mastering (Pearson)
One would think grades entered into Google Classroom would be easily transferable into the school district supported grade book, however they are not. This leaves teachers with a time-consuming matching exercise for every student, assignment, comment, and update that was assigned and graded on Google Classroom, but then still needs to be inputted into the ‘real’ grade book (Genesis, Infinite Campus, PowerSchool Pro). This software addresses the issue, thereby freeing up teachers' time so they can focus more on their students and creating engaging lessons, instead of endlessly scrolling through their class roster hunting for names of where to input grades.
This chrome-extension that can make a significant difference in a teacher’s life and workload.
Grade Transferer does NOT store, collect, share, sell or otherwise transmit any student data at all for its own purpose or that of any third party. During use, student data is temporarily held in the authenticated user's local storage compartment within Google Chrome.
For app development, marketing, improving user experience, and guiding future versions, Grade Transferer collects and transmits (via modern cryptography over a secure connection) for its own use the following personally identifiable data during use:
– # of grades successfully transferred
– name, username, school name, class name, and website url where GradeTransferer was used
– Any browser generated error messages during use that impede the proper functioning of GradeTransferer
Having been a teacher myself, and knowing how painstakingly cumbersome this task is, I wrote this app to help myself and colleagues and am now sharing it with the world so as to help as many teachers as possible. If it makes your life easier, please share it on social media, through email, through your union reps, or administration.
No training or professional development is needed for its use, and it works on any type of machine that can run a Chrome browser and has Internet access, even Chromebooks!
NOTE: While GradeTransferer works with a multitude of platforms and configurations, districts sometimes add their own unique twists and variables, which GradeTransferer then doesn’t recognize and therefore won't work. In this case, please submit a 'bug report' through the app so I can make some minor adjustments and make it work for you!
PRIVACY: Grade Transferer does not store, collect, share, sell or otherwise transmit any student data at all for its own purpose or that of any third party.
For app development purposes and better metrics of user interaction with Grade Transferer, the extension utilizes the Google Analytics API as well as custom scripts to gather and store the number of button clicks within the app interface, the URL (necessary to detect the grading platform used), the number of grades successfully transferred, and the name, username, school name, class name, and website name from where the data originated as well as any browser generated errors messages during its use that impede the proper functioning of GradeTransferer. This data is transmitted via modern cryptography over a secure connection. This data helps improve user experience, marketing, and guides updates for future versions.
For its functionality, the app does temporarily store data locally (on the user's computer) during use in the authenticated user's own Chrome browser's storage segment until the user clears the data either by pressing "Fill Data" (with the 'Hold Data' checkbox unselected) or the 'Purge' button.
When clicking the 'clipboard icon' in lieu of the 'Grab Data' button, Grade Transferer will use the computer's "clipboard" as the source for data rather than the currently open tab.
When submitting a 'Bug Report', 'Feature Request' or 'Other' message using the built-in form within the app, the submitted message along with the URL of origin is sent to the developer and stored for reference to help improve future user experience.
DISCLAIMER: While GradeTransferer is designed to grab and transfer data as accurately as possible, ensuring the validity of entered grades solely continues to be the responsibility of the user; GradeTrasnferer is merely a tool to help expedite the process. Changes in the platforms it utilizes (ie: Google Classroom, Aleks, Schoology, etc.) as well as variations in students data may cause unexpected results. GradeTransferer shows alerts of the grabbed data as well as the filled data so users can check the data being transferred and make corrections/discontinue its use and submit a bug report to get issues resolved.
By using GradeTransferer, or submitting a bug report, feature request, or other message you agree to receive email communications with regards to GradeTransferer.
v1.1 – improved user prompts in case of errors, fixed broken links, added support for last names containing special characters (i.e.: O'brien, Abu-Shabel, etc.)
v1.2 – added copyright information to code, simplified 'contact form' for bug-reporting
v1.3 – added support for students with two last names (not hyphenated), fixed bug where transferred grades could not be saved
v1.4 – fixed bug where app would store multiples of data, added version number indicator to splash screen
v1.5 – updated to work with Google Classroom's new changes, notification summary now auto-removes duplicates, sorts by first name. Added support for future compatibility with PowerSchools alongside Genesis
v1.6 – added 'purge' and 'view' buttons to help teachers better manage the data stored / cleared in GradeTransferer, fixed bug where in some cases data remnants remained and required browser hard-refresh to regain proper function
v1.7 – support added for second grading platform (Infinite Campus), tweaked user messages, app now looks at url to determine grading platform and run appropriate scripts
v1.71 – added patch to allow Infinite Campus users in other states to use GradeTransferer
v1.72 – added option to 'hold data', added patch to work with different versions of Infinite Campus (fixes issue for out-of-state users), added framework to support Aleks, PowerSchool Pro, Skyward, & ProgressBook in the future, tweaked Google Analytics to provide more useful data, added custom analytics to help log type & number of grading platforms and users
v1.73 – fixed bug where certain Infinite Campus platforms were not being recognized, partial support for Aleks (beta only)
v1.80 – support added for two additional platforms (Aleks by McGraw Hill, and Edulastic), improved troubleshooting messages, added reload to Google Classroom pages to minimize cache issues, made 'Hold Data' functionality cross-platform, began work on custom options page, fine-tuned custom analytics
v1.81 – temporary workaround for installation-error some users were getting as a result of the v1.80 update; looking into what is causing this error so it can be avoided in the future
v1.82 – Google Classroom Questions now supported, not just Google Classroom Assignments. Alert shows in case of 'Hold Data' misuse.
v1.83 – support added for exam page of Genesis, support for different Google Classroom name variations, workarounds for common errors encountered, briefcase icon to show storage count.
v1.84 – bug squashed in Aleks that mistakenly grabbed the '9' from 2019 in rare cases.
v1.90 – support added for Power Teacher Pro, Aspen, and ZipGrade; clipboard import from anywhere using Ctrl+C and then then clipboard icon in GradeTransferer is now fully supported (Google Docs, Sheets, Excel, PDFs, etc.). Tooltips after 2-seconds of hover added to help new users; support added for Exam section of Infinite Campus.
v1.91 – support added for Study Island (Edmentum).
v1.92 – configured for workability with odd student name fields (ie: "(Student)lastName.firstName").
v1.93 – added unavoidable prominent disclosure of personally identifiable data use, updated transmission of data to be via modern cryptography over a secure connection, restructured app to be more logical for developer, added support for Pearson's Mastering Series; tweaked 'hold data' function to display duplicates
v1.94 – made grabbing data from Google Classroom near-instant, ironing out bugs, added support for very very long names in Infinite Campus, made filling data 50% faster in Infinite Campus
v1.95 – patched bug where Google Classroom didn't grab data because it treated zeroes as empty cells
v1.96 – support added for AP Classroom (by CollegeBoard), Edhesive (by Amazon), Amplify (by Pearson), Big Ideas Math (by Big Ideas Learning), enhanced algorithm for grabbing from clipboard, added social media stuff, squashed bugs with names in Infinite Campus