You have a number of options if you want to be able to provide feedback and/or grades on draft submissions before accepting and grading a final version. Continue reading “Options for Working With Draft Assignments”
The Moodle Gradebook can be used to manage course grades online. Advantages to using the Gradebook include: students have private access to their grades at all times, and can track their progress over the semester; grades for Moodle activities such as assignments and quizzes are automatically added to the Gradebook after scoring; customized grading schemes and scales can be used; faculty control the visibility of grades; and the Gradebook allows for personalized feedback to each student.
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Viewing the Gradebook
There are numerous views and screens available of the Moodle gradebook, but only a few are commonly used.
When you first access the Gradebook by clicking on “Grades” on the horizontal navigation menu, the Grader Report view is shown as the default.
This view shows all the grades for all the students in the course, with scrollbars along the right side and bottom for classes with a large number of students and/or assignments. To sort the students by a grade column, click on the arrow symbol next to the column name. This will allow you to toggle between ascending and descending views of the grade column. Continue reading “Viewing the Gradebook”
The Moodle gradebook offers quite a bit of flexibility in setting up your grading method. There are numerous ways you can aggregate grades such as Mean of grades, Weighted mean of grades, and Natural. We suggest you review the calculations behind the aggregation methods before setting up your gradebook, as there is so much variety. Continue reading “Gradebook Weighting”
Grading an Essay Question in a Moodle Quiz
Most of the quiz question options in Moodle are automatically graded, and the point options are set when the question is graded. However, for essay questions, the instructor will need to manually grade the submitted answers by following these instructions.
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Setting up a Graded Discussion Forum
Responses created by students within forums are able to be graded through ratings within the discussion forum. This system allows instructors and teaching assistants to rate selected responses which will then be graded based on the forum’s settings. Continue reading “Setting up a Graded Discussion Forum”
Grade columns not showing in Gradebook
When working with categories in the Moodle Gradebook, you may find that not all the grade item columns and category totals are showing in the grader report. This is due to the different views for the columns, and can be easily fixed. Continue reading “Grade columns not showing in Gradebook”
Integrating Poll Everywhere with Moodle Gradebook
Student results from Poll Everywhere surveys and quizzes can now be integrated with the Moodle Gradebook. For information on how to use Poll Everywhere in your class, start with this post. Continue reading “Integrating Poll Everywhere with Moodle Gradebook”