SSU Gradekeeper User Support
What is Gradekeeper
"Gradekeeper makes dealing with grades easy! You enter scores and attendance and Gradekeeper does the rest. Gradekeeper computes grades, prints reports, does seating charts, sends email progress reports, and even posts grades online. With the companion applications for your Palm OS or Pocket PC handheld, you can record grades and attendance during class and synchronize with your desktop computer later." -Gradekeeper site
What can Gradekeeper do for you?
You may be happy using a paper gradebook or a spreadsheet program such as Excel. Maybe you use the gradebook in Blackboard for some classes. Why should you be interested in using Gradekeeper.
One major advantage that Gradekeeper has over paper gradebooks or spreadsheet programs is that it allows you to create reports at any time which you can share with your students as project reports. You can just print individual personalized progress reports to give to your students or, if you are technologically savvy, you can also email them to your students or put them up on the Web for them to check.
Students appreciate receiving reports that help them see how they are doing, especially in classes in which their grades depends on a variety of grades in different categories (homework, quizzes, tests, presentations, etc.). It motivates many of them to do better and it helps those who may be lost.
By giving these reports you will also insure that there are no errors in data entry. Finally, Gradekeeper will insure that there are no errors in your grade calculations.
Producing Student Reports
Last updated: October 21, 2009