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Grades & Gradebook

How do I change my gradebook aggregation?

January 14, 2016 - By default, the Moodle gradebook aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ If you wish to use another aggregation in your gradebook, follow the steps below to change the aggregation. For more information on choosing the right aggregation for your gradebook, check out this Fast FAQ video, “Understanding Your Gradebook Aggregation Options.” Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Login to Moodle and enter the course in which you wish to set-up the gradebook. Locate your “Administration” block. Click on the “Grades” link in your … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Understanding Your Gradebook Aggregation Options

January 11, 2016 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a video on the various gradebook aggregation, and choosing the right one for your gradebook! Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Understanding Gradebook Aggregation Options from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Setting Up Your Gradebook

January 11, 2016 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a video demonstrating the process of setting up your gradebook! Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Setting Up Your Gradebook from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Changing Your Gradebook Aggregation

January 11, 2016 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on how to change the aggregation of your gradebook! Click on the icon with the four arrows to make the video full screen. Changing Your Gradebook Aggregation from TrinityDC on Vimeo. Continue reading
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How do I drop the lowest grade or grades?

November 30, 2015 - There are times when you may want to drop the lowest grade in a set of activities. Be it assignments, quizzes, manual grade items, or any other grade activities, you can have Moodle automatically drop the lowest grade or grades in any category in the gradebook. You can also enable this ‘drop the lowest grade(s)’ feature for the entire gradebook. To set up your gradebook to drop the lowest grade or grades, follow these steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. From the main page of your course, click on … Continue reading
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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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What am I required to do in Moodle?

August 14, 2015 - As a University, Trinity requires that all faculty do the following in Moodle: Post your syllabus as a file resource on the main page of your course with the word ‘Syllabus’ in the name. If you have posted it elsewhere, such as in a forum discussion thread or as a link to an external site like Google Drive, you must also post the syllabus as a file resource to the main page your course, ideally in the top section or first week. Text with screenshots – How do I upload my syllabus to Moodle? Short video – Fast FAQ: Uploading Your Syllabus Submit Enrollment Verification … Continue reading
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For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.


For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.