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.