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Grades & Gradebook

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 background of cell in the gradebook turns a tan-ish color: If you click in a grade box, you may add an override when you did not intend. You can remove an override in your gradebook by following the steps below: Login to Moodle and click on the course in which you wish to remove the override. In your course, scroll down until you see the “Administration” block in the left column. Click on the … 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? [version 2.6]

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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How do I create a manual or off-line gradebook item? [version 2.6]

September 26, 2014 - Sometimes you will have activities that do not have a Moodle component, like an in-class quiz or an extra-credit visit to a museum. In these cases, what you might want to do is create a manual or off-line gradebook items that only appears in the Moodle gradebook (not on the main page of the course as an activity or resource). Here are the steps for creating a manual grade item 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 … Continue reading
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How do I view my grade for an assignment I submitted through Moodle?

March 10, 2014 - You can view the grade and feedback for a specific upload assignment activity through that actual assignment. To view your grade and feedback for assignment where you uploaded your file or files: Login to Moodle. Click on your course in your “My Courses” block. Locate the assignment on the main page of the course. Click on the name of the assignment. On the assignment page, scroll down beneath the instructions/description for the assignment. Your instructor’s grade and any feedback information will be there: Note: your original assignment will also be listed there. Continue reading
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How do I view my grades throughout the course? [version 2.6]

September 4, 2013 - Your instructor may assign homework activities, quizzes, online discussions, or various other graded assignments through Moodle. If your instructor is maintaining the Moodle gradebook, you can view your progress, grades, and feedback for all your assignments in the course this way: Login to Moodle. Click on your course in your “My Courses” block. Locate your “Administration” block for that course. This block is usually in the left column, under the “Navigation” block. Note: if you do not see your “Administration” block there, it is possible that you ‘docked’ your “Administration” block at some point to get it out of the … Continue reading
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How do I give my students a grade that has partial points like 4.5 out of 5?

August 15, 2013 - If you grade your students in an activity’s grading screen, you can only provide grades in whole numbers. If the assignment is worth 5 points, you can only award 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. You may find yourself wanting to provide partial points/credit, for instance 4.5 out of 5 for an assignment. To give your students a grade that includes partial points, you must manually enter the grade in the gradebook. NOTE: once you have entered a grade in the gradebook manually, you have to continue to update it manually in the gradebook. The gradebook overwrites/supersedes the assignment … Continue reading
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For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.