Grading Assignments with Flubaroo

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 6, 2014)

1

Now that the apps that make up Google Drive have been available for a while, they are spawning a whole new generation of extensions that can make your work easier. If you are teacher who uses the forms capabilitity of Drive, you may be quite excited about one of these extensions: Flubaroo.

Yes, I now it is a whimsical, made-up name. (It makes me think of the Disney classic The Absent-Minded Professor which revolves around the discovery of Flubber, a miracle for the professor's ancient Model T and a boon for the college's basketball team.) The beauty of Flubaroo is that it helps you grade the assignments completed by your students.

The idea is that you create a form that represents homework, a quiz, or a test for your students. They get online and fill out the form, so Drive aggregates the responses to the form in a Sheets spreadsheet. You then use Flubaroo to analyze the aggregated answers and calculate grades for each student.

Sound interesting? It's free, and you can find more information about Flubaroo here:

http://www.flubaroo.com/flubaroo-user-guide

Pay particular attention to the "Watch a 3 Minute Demo" link. You'll find the video great at showing what Flubaroo can do.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

Understanding the At and Ln Indicators

Part of the helpful information that Word provides on the status bar is designated by the labels "At" and "Ln." Here's ...

Discover More

Converting to Hexadecimal

Excel allows you to easily convert values from decimal to other numbering systems, such as hexadecimal. This tip explains ...

Discover More

Deleting Index Entries

When you construct an index you need to insert all sorts of index fields throughout your document. If you want to later ...

Discover More
More DriveTips

Easy Translations

If you work in an international environment, you may have a need to translate text from one language to another. Sheets ...

Discover More

Deleting a Comment from a Cell

If you no longer have a need for a particular comment in a cell, you'll want to get rid of it. Here are a couple of ways ...

Discover More

Transposing Information in a Sheet

If you want to turn a range of cells by 90 degrees within a spreadsheet, you need to understand how Sheets can handle the ...

Discover More
Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is one minus 0?

2014-02-10 00:35:39

Gautam Shastry

Some thing really good for the teachers. This will help a lot. I have created a question paper on excel sheet. But this is much more refined. I will have to try and learn about it first. Please help me if I need it.