I am a teaching assistant for a friend this year, and the hassle of how to send out grades has been a small challenge for me. Last year the class was small enough that I could simply copy and paste from the Google spreadsheets we use to an email. This semester, however, we have more than 25 kids, so I wanted to find a better solution.
At RedSnake Philly one of the presenters talked about what he had done with Google Apps Scripts. I decided to take a look at it to see if I could automate emailing grades from a spreadsheet. It turns out that not only is it possible, but it’s pretty easy to do. The script to send an email to each student on our list is only about 10 lines long.More →