We’ve made several refinements since this app was introduced late last year. One key feature is the new option to “Only synchronize assignments from Google Classrooms with dates within the currently active academic term in QuickSchools”:
Here are some key features to note about Google Classroom, and how it relates to QuickSchools:
No Academic Terms in Google Classroom
Because Google Classroom does not have academic terms, there will likely be situations where the Google Classroom has assignments and grades spanning multiple semesters. To address this, the new setting mentioned above will only transfer grades that are within the start / end dates of the active academic semester in QuickSchools. So as the school year progresses, you can continue to use the same Google Classroom, and the app will neatly transfer only the relevant assignments and grades (based on date) into the appropriate academic terms in QuickSchools (as and when the semesters are activated).
If a student is enrolled in Google Classroom, and both the student and course are mapped, the student will be auto-enrolled in QuickSchools as part of the Gradebook Synchronization. You actually do not need to enroll the student into the course in QuickSchools, since this will be done automatically.
We have however disabled the automatic unenrollment feature. So if a student is unenrolled from a course, you’ll need to unenroll the student twice, once in Google Classroom and once in QuickSchools. This is just a safeguard against inadvertent removal of students from courses in QuickSchools. If you’d like to have this feature re-enabled, please contact our support team.
Data that cannot be Synchronized
Due to the limitations of the API available from Google Classroom, we are unable to synchronize the following information:
- Marking Categories (or Gradebook Categories in QuickSchools)
- Final Grades
To address this, once the raw grades are transferred into QuickSchools via the Gradebook Sync process, you can freely update the categories and the final grade calculations within the QuickSchools Gradebook, and this data will not be overwritten by future synchronization runs.