In order to streamline the workflow and make grading more consistent across Sakai, we would like to modify Gradebook 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 enter or update grades in the tool of origin (i.e. Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, Forums, or Lessons) or in the Gradebook, since both locations would be calling the same grading service. It would also simplify and streamline the code for individual Sakai tools, since the grading is handled by a centralized service and not the tool itself.