Last post by TimDaniel - October 18, 2023, 11:11:46 PM
Any Simplegradebook user can delete their account. Just log in, and go to the My Simplegradebook link on the main menu and click on Profile. Near the bottom of the Profile page, there is a button to click that will delete your account.
When you click the delete button, you will be asked to confirm that you wish to delete your account.
When a student or parent account is deleted, all the information about the user is deleted, including messages sent to teachers from that account, but the grades associated with the student or students that were linked to the user account are not deleted.
That's it! We hope you had a good experience using Simplegradebook - if not, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last post by TimDaniel - August 11, 2023, 01:06:20 PM
Simplegradebook allows students to see their grades through any browser or through the Simplegradebook mobile apps for IOS and Android.
To give students access to their grades, they need the secret code which is automatically assigned to them when they are added to a class. Students must also create student accounts on Simplegradebook. When they first log in they are asked to enter the code, and they should then see their classes.
These codes are found on the Students tab available from the main Classes display. These can be printed and given to the student, or emailed to them. The latter is preferable as it is common for students to make mistakes when entering the codes.
Note that if the teacher has joined a Simplegradebook school, students only need to be given one code and they should see all their classes. Otherwise the students need to be given a code for each class.
Last post by TimDaniel - February 03, 2022, 10:41:54 AM
There have been attempts recently to access teacher accounts by exploiting a long-term vulnerability in the Simplegradebook login system. The vulnerability was introduced through a bug in a security update performed in January of 2021.
What happened is that the password recovery system was compromised - when the password recovery system was used, the email sent to the user was displayed in a large blob of text. The text contained the new password assigned to the user.
This introduced the possibility that if someone knew, or could guess, a teacher's userid, they could issue a password recovery for that userid and get the new password. If the teacher then continued using the new password sent to them in the email, and didn't subsequently change it, the account would be compromised.
How Would I Know If My Account Was Compromised?
If the following sequence of events occurred, it is likely that your account was compromised.
You received an unsolicited password change email from Simplegradebook between January 15, 2021 and January 26, 2022.
You continued using the password in that unsolicited email, didn't change it to something else at the time it was received, and don't regularly change your password.
How Widespread is the Problem?
It isn't possible to determine that from the data in Simplegradebook because it isn't possible to distinguish a legitimate password recovery request from a non-legitimate one, and due to volume, outgoing emails are only kept on the system for a week. If you think your account was compromised, please send an email to email@example.com so we can determine the extent to which the vulnerability was exploited. So far (February 3, 2022) three attempts to compromise accounts have been reported. To date no reports have been received about marks being changed. This note will be updated if additional information is received.
What Actions Have Been Taken?
First, the problem was fixed as soon as it was reported. Second, a notice was placed on the system asking teachers to change their passwords if they had received an unsolicited password recovery email. Third, the login software is being re-written to cause the temporary passwords sent in the recovery emails to expire so they can only be used for a short period of time. That update will happen in the new few days.
What Can I Do Now?
If you haven't changed your password recently, go to the Profile link under the My Simplegradebook tab and change it now. Change your passwords frequently - once a month at least. There are other ways that students can obtain passwords, such as watching you type it in. If you think that your account has been compromised and marks have been changed, check them against your written records. If you notice that they have been changed, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so the extent of the problem can be determined.
If anything unusual happens on Simplegradebook, please feel free to report it in an email to email@example.com.
As the developer for Simplegradebook, the responsibility for this issue lies with me. Users have come to trust Simplegradebook to be available, responsive, and secure. I can't apologize enough for allowing this to happen. Teachers have enough to worry about without anything added to their plates. As a retired teacher, the thought of adding to another teacher's burden gives me determination to make whatever changes necessary to ensure this never happens again.
Last post by TimDaniel - October 10, 2021, 12:20:20 AM
A new checkbox has been added to the assignment entry display that enables student self-assessment using rubrics. Prior to this, self-assessment was enabled by default.
The assignment entry display looks as follows after the change:
Self-assessment by students is now automatically disabled unless the checkbox is clicked.
Note that teachers can also disable rubric self-assessment for an individual student on the rubric marking screen shown below by clicking the "Disable Further Student Self-Assessment" box. These screens are accessed by clicking the "Enter" buttons on the gradebook beside the student names or under the assignment names.
Last post by TimDaniel - March 06, 2021, 07:28:54 PM
When printing report cards, the URL and page numbers may show up at the bottom of the page:
To remove these, disable the printing of headers and footers in your browser as follows:
Chrome/Brave: When viewing the reports, right click the page and select Print OR click the Menu icon (three hotdogs - ) in the top right corner of the browser then select Print. Uncheck Headers and Footers under the Options section.
Firefox:When viewing the reports, click the Menu icon (three hotdogs - )in the top right corner of the browser. Click Print. Uncheck Print Headers and Footers at the bottom of the More Settings section - you may have to scroll down to see it.
Edge: When viewing the reports, right click the page and select Print OR click the Menu icon (three dots - ) in the top right corner of the browser then select Print. Uncheck Headers and Footers under the Options section.
Internet Explorer: Click the Gear icon in the top right corner of the browser. Place your mouse over Print, then click Page Setup. Change each value under Headers and Footers to -Empty-. Then generate the reports and print by right clicking on the page and selecting Print.
Last post by TimDaniel - February 20, 2021, 06:21:43 PM
There may be several causes for this.
1) The first thing to check is that your notifications are turned on. Go to My Simplegradebook and check that the notification checkboxes are ticked and that notifications have not been paused or turned off:
2) Make sure that you have a current access code in your account. Log into your Simplegradebook account and check that you can see your classes. If you don't see your classes when you log in, ask the teacher for a new access code and enter it using the Classes->Add or Edit Classes menu item.
3) If the above does not resolve the problem, please email support at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about the problem. We can usually resolve any problems quickly.
Last post by TimDaniel - December 27, 2020, 06:14:38 PM
On December 26/27/2020, the database used for Simplegradebook was updated to MariaDB 10.3, and PHP was updated to version 8. The mail software was upgraded to phpMailer version 6.1.8. Regression testing of the software changes needed to support the upgrades identified a number of previously undetected issues that were corrected. At the same time, the administrator user interface for messaging was improved, and some general upgrades to the messaging system were included in the update.