I haven't really had a problem handing this issue in the past, and I've definitely dealt with student complaints about other group members not pulling their weight, etc. and generally been able to resolve any questions of who deserves what grade reasonably and fairly. Not sure what the best way to approach this situation is, though. Students did a project in Google Slides. They actually could choose whatever format they wanted to do the assignment, and also had the choice of whether to work individually or with a group. They chose to work in a group of three (I'll call them V, K, and N); they're also all good friends and are all capable of doing the work that was assigned. They submitted an incomplete project. What they had done was decent to excellent quality work, but because of the parts that were missing, the project grade ended up being an F. Because they collaborated on the project in Google Slides, I was able to look back at the version history and identify which group member did each slide. V did one slide. N did one slide. K did two slides, one of which was much more in-depth than the rest of the slides, and both of which were the best slides in the whole presentation. I emailed the students to let them know that I was giving them all the same grade for now, but that I was able to see who did which slide, and that I would consider adjusting the grades on this basis after discussing the project with them on Monday (we're off tomorrow). I also told them that if they wanted to complete the project over the weekend, I would be happy to regrade their work. K emailed me back to say that she would finish the project, since the other group members were busy this weekend. Which is fine, except K already did most of the work, and I really don't think that K wants her friends to get a different grade than her on the project. So while I'd like to base their grades at least somewhat on their level of contribution, I also don't want to create any sort of resentment within their social group, especially since K pretty clearly doesn't want the other group members to fail while she passes. How do I approach this in a way that's fair, but that also doesn't put K in a bad/awkward position? tl;dr: One student did most of the work in a group project, but I'm worried that giving her a higher grade than the other group members, who are her friends, will cause her to face negative social consequences. The student in question has also indicated that she does not want her friends to receive a lower grade than her. What's the best/fairest way to handle this situation?