In order to streamline the workflow and make grading more consistent across Sakai, we would like to modify Lessons so that it uses a centralized grading service. This service would be used by all Sakai tools that generate grades, including the Gradebook. Using this new service would allow faculty to enter or update scores for Lessons items (such as Student Pages, Comments, In-line Quiz, etc.) in either Lessons or Gradebook, since both locations would be calling the same grading service. It would also simplify and streamline the Lessons tool code, since the grading is handled by a centralized service and not the tool itself.