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Grades & Gradebook

How do I move items around in my gradebook?

October 6, 2015 - By default, new grade items (manual or from an activity) appear at the bottom of your gradebook on the ‘Categories and items’ page. You do not have to leave them in that default order; you can move these items to where you want them to be in your gradebook. There are two ways you can move items in the gradebook: between categories or changing the placement by choice. If you do not have at least one gradebook category, you will not be able to use the bulk, between categories option. To move items around your gradebook, one at a time, … Continue reading
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How do I add a category to my gradebook?

October 6, 2015 - If you wish to group your assignments or other activities in your gradebook, one helpful way to do that is to create a category for these items. Here are the steps for creating a category in your Moodle gradebook. Login to Moodle and click on the course, to which you wish to add the manual grade item. From the main page of your course, locate the ‘Administration’ block. Click on the ‘Grades’ link in the ‘Administration’ block: This will bring you to the ‘Grader report’ page. From the ‘Grader report’ page, click on the ‘Categories and items’ option under the … Continue reading
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How do I set up a gradebook that simply adds up all my points?

September 9, 2015 - By default, the Moodle gradebook aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ In a ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades’ aggregation, the course total in the gradebook is calculated (for all intents and purposes) by adding up the number of points earned and dividing that by the number of points possible. The gradebook displays the course total out of 100. If you wish your gradebook to display the exact number of points earned to date, then you want your gradebook aggregation to be ‘Natural.’ In a ‘Natural’ aggregation, the course total is also determined … Continue reading
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How do I change my gradebook aggregation to ‘Weighted Mean of Grades’?

September 8, 2015 - By default, the Moodle gradebook aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ This is points-based, and does not allow you to weight categories or items. If your syllabus is set up with various categories (e.g., Quizzes, Homework, Papers, etc.) or grade items (e.g., Mid-term Exam, Final Presentation, etc.) carrying different weights (e.g, Quizzes – 20%,  Papers 40%, Final Presentation 20%), then you want your gradebook aggregation to be ‘Weighted Mean of Grades.’ To change the aggregation of your gradebook, follow these steps. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger … Continue reading
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How do I grade students in a group?

July 26, 2015 - Groups and groupings can be set-up to allow subsets of your course to do various activities in isolation of other group. Once groups and groupings are set-up in your course, there is another group-related setting on the Assignment settings page that allows students to submit in groups, and, consequently, allows you to grade in groups. To get back to your Assignments settings & change the group submissions options, follow these steps: Login to Moodle. In your “My Courses” block, click on the course in which you want to make the change. From the main page of your course, click on … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Submitting Mid-term Progress or Final Grades [Moodle 2.9]

July 20, 2015 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on the Moodle 2.9 process of submitting mid-term progress or final grades! Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Submitting Mid-term Progress and Final Grades from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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Why is my course grade percentage incorrect?

July 12, 2015 - Moodle has many different ways of calculating grades (the aggregation method). The instructor chooses the aggregation method to reflect the system listed in the syllabus. One common method is what Moodle 2.9+ calls a ‘Natural’ aggregation. This used to be what was called the ‘Sum of Grades’ aggregation. This means that Moodle adds up all the points you’ve earned (186, in the example below) and divides that by all the possible points (200) to get your course percentage/grade (93%): This is great when all of your assignments have been graded and are in the system. However, when the instructor adds … Continue reading
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How do I remove an override in my gradebook?

March 13, 2015 - Moodle allows you to manually override an individual grade item, a grade category total, or even your course’s total. Once an item has been overridden, the content is static, as in the number will not change. So if you override a category or course total, any changes, additions, or subtractions will no longer be reflected in that grade. You can tell when an item has been overridden in the gradebook by the shaded, tan-colored background that appears: You can remove an override in your gradebook by following the steps below: Login to Moodle and click on the course in which … Continue reading
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Why aren’t my category totals displaying on the Grader Report?

December 3, 2014 - The ‘Grader Report’ is the spreadsheet-like view with all the students listed down the left side of the screen, and all the graded activities listed across the top. There are actually three possible views that you can choose for the ‘Grader Report’ in the gradebook in Moodle. ‘Full view’ – everything in the gradebook is displayed. ‘Aggregates only’ – only the course/category total is displayed, no individual grade items in the course/category. ‘Grades only’ – only the grade items are displayed, no course/category total. NOTE: You can also apply these views to categories within the gradebook. BE AWARE – when … Continue reading
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How do I enter grades for a manual grade item?

September 26, 2014 - As an instructor, you can create grade items that exist only in your Moodle gradebook. (The FAQ on creating this items can be found here: “How do I create a manual or off-line gradebook item?”) Once you have created the item, here are the instructions on how to enter grades for that manual grade item. From the main page of your course, locate the ‘Administration’ block and click on the ‘Grades’ link. On the ‘Grader report’ screen, turn on the editing capabilities by clicking the ‘Turn editing on’ button in the upper right corner: You will know the editing is … Continue reading
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For more information, contact Moodle Support,