Online Grades is the leading free-software project that allows K-12+ student grades attendance information to be posted onto a dynamic web site. Online Grades is not a web-based gradebook. Instead, it accepts grade export information from several popular gradebook software programs such as Easy Grade Pro, Gradekeeper, Misty City's Grade Machine, and PGGP and places the grade information online securely.

Student, Teachers, Parents, and Administrators each get their own personal login into Online Grades, which allows them to see all of the grades in all of their classes. If parents have more than one student at a school or district, they only need one parent login to see the grades of all of their students.

The Online Grades software is free; there is no software cost to post your grade results online. However, to use the software, both an internet-accessible web server with PHP and access to a MySQL database are necessary. Because of these requirements, Online Grades is commonly set up and configured by a school or district tech person. If your school or district does not have the resources to set up Online Grades, you can alternatively buy hosting for your grades. Hosting is even available for individual teachers interested in using Online Grades.

Online Grades is free because the software is developed by volunteers and is in-part sponsored by the schools using the Online Grades software. Online Grades was originally based on the SourceForge project Basmati, and while backward compatibility has been maintained, Online Grades has many more features than the original Basmati grade posting software.

What to do next:

OnlineGrades 3.2.5 Released

Important Security Fix:
We have made updates to the login code to prevent SQL injections [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL_injection ], which would allow someone to log in without having a valid password. Everyone needs to upgrade to the latest version (3.2.5).
If you are on 3.2.4 you can delay the upgrade by manually upgrading the following four files using the 3.2.4.1 download:
studentlogin.php
admin/admin_login.php
faculty/facultylogin.php
parents/login.php

New Features:
[ 1650274 ] - Rich Text Editor for Notes using TinyMCE (see http://docs.onlinegrades.org/Installing_TinyMCE_for_OG )
[ 1167387 ] - CSV uploads of information in the Admin Interface
- Including added the ability to upload parent accounts
[ 1167380 ] - Web based database schema installer to help with fresh installs
[ 1560343 ] - Added ability to accept assignment dates in the export from the Grade book software.
(No number) - Added printer friendly views for Parents and Faculty
(No number) - Added ability to send welcome email to students after account creation or edits
(No number) - Fix for Firefox printing where DIVs spanned more than one page. Thanks to David Kenneally for providing a fix.

Bugs Fixed:
[ 1634529 ] Mailer -- Mail to All Broken
[ 1549133 ] IE "conditional compilation is turned off" javascript error
[ 2009929 ] admin/client_update.php SQL Error
Plus more that did not get put into the Bug Tracker

Other news:
Export Support for the "OpenGrade" grade book software - http://www.lightandmatter.com/ogr/ogr.html

Upgrade Instructions:
1. Backup your database
2. Backup your current Online Grades Installation.
3. Upload new files, replacing all files except config.php

Online Grades 3.2.4.1 Released due to Security

Important Security Fix:
We have made updates to the login code to prevent SQL injections [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL_injection ], which would allow someone to log in without having a valid password. Everyone needs to upgrade to the latest version.

If you are on 3.2.4 you can delay the upgrade by manually upgrading the following four files using the 3.2.4.1 download:
studentlogin.php
admin/admin_login.php
faculty/facultylogin.php
parents/login.php

Get the 3.2.4.1 upgrade package here: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=127473&package_id=139528&release_id=658722

Project Update

I know it’s been over a year since anything was posted I thought I would take a moment to update everyone. Although we haven’t had time lately to actively release a new version you will still find the latest bug fixes and some new features in the CVS version which can be found in the navigation to the left.

If you are in need of help or find a bug please let us know via SourceForge, you will also find those links in the left navigation menu.

Until Next Time,
The Online Grades Team

Online Grades 3.2.4 Released

Merry Christmas! We are pleased to announce the release of Online Grades version 3.2.4. This release features "Grade Groups" capability, which allows for coaches or administrators to review the overall grades for a group of students. Thanks to "evilpluto" for doing much of the work to move this feature over from an old version of Basmati. For an overview of how Grade Groups works please see http://docs.onlinegrades.org/Faculty_Group_Grades.

If you are wondering where Online Grades 3.2.3 went, we decided to skip this version number due to the new Grade Groups functionality and other new features that have been added since 3.2.2. There were no database changes in this release, so upgrading is very straight forward. See http://docs.onlinegrades.org/Upgrading_from_Previous_Versions for details. If you upgraded from 3.2.1 to 3.2.2 the procedure is the same.

We are also pleased to announce support for a new grade book program, GradeL - http://gradel.sourceforge.net/ . GradeL is a free graphical grade book program that currently runs only on Linux.

Thanks for your continued support of the growing Online Grades community and we look forward to another year! Details of the new features and bugs fixed are below.

Beau and Sam

New Features:
1580566 Added Grade Groups
1194191 Allow admins to upload grades for other teachers
1599347 Support for per login help links
1421752 Modify update checker to reduce hits
(No number) Added a demonstration mode to help with the Online Grades Demo.
(No number) Added ability to sort tables on the fly using JavaScript (multiple locations)
(No number) Added ability to send mail to any user with an associated email address

Online Grades 3.2.2 Released

The Online Grades team is pleased to announce the release of Online Grades 3.2.2. This release incorporates several bug fixes and adds a few new minor features. There are no database changes this release, so upgrading consists only of upgrading the files on your server to the new versions.

Bugs fixed:
1561868 All interface go offline when student area is set to be offline
1560184 Table Name not all caps in admin/course_list.php (no number) Admin Area export to CSV would not work if PHP magic quotes was turned on
(no number) Faculty could not change their password due to the system thinking the user name was being changed (when it was not). The code used here was rewritten, as well as the option added (see below) for disabling the ability of teachers to change their user names in the prefs.

New Features:
1432927 Allow students to change their password, but not their first and last name. -- If allowed in the admin configs, students could change their password, email address and first and last name. To reduce the risk of students changing their name to something nefarious, there is now a per-school option (admin --> edit school) that allows you to decide whether students should be able to change their names or not. This options defaults to NO.

(included in 1432927) Allow faculty members to change their preferences, but don't allow them to change their user names -- The Online Grades Admin config contains an option that determines whether faculty are able to change their preferences. One of the preferences that they could change was their login id, or user name. Since changing the user name is potentially confusing, there is now a per-school option (admin --> edit school) that determines whether teachers at that school are able to change their user name if they are allowed to change their preferences. The option defaults to no.

1559502 A warning is displayed in the admin interface if you are not running MySQL > 4.1

(no number) A change was made so that the link at the bottom of the student login screen is to the parent login screen, if the parent center is available (it can be turned on and off in the admin configuration section). This is a change because previously the link here was to the faculty login screen. The faculty login screen retains its link to the admin login as well as the student login. If you would like the Student login to still have a link to the faculty login look for the commented out code in the include/common_gui.php file. This change was suggested by one of the schools who uses Online Grades.

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