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Grades & Gradebook

How do I make an item extra credit in the gradebook?

May 5, 2016 - As an instructor, you can indicate to Moodle that certain graded items are extra credit. However, extra credit items are only possible in a points-based aggregation system. The aggregation for the whole course or the category in which you are adding extra credit must be either ‘Natural’ or ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ Note: You CANNOT have a a category that contains only extra credit. Moodle will ignore the category and not count the extra credit at all. To indicate that an existing item is extra credit, follow the steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger … Continue reading
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How do I weight items in my gradebook?

May 4, 2016 - To assign different weights to various items, assignments or grade categories in Moodle, your course’s gradebook aggregation must be set to ‘Weighted Mean of Grades.’ 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 so you must first change the aggregation and then you will be able to enter the weights. Here are links to specific Frequently Asked Questions about changing your gradebook aggregation: Fast FAQ: Changing Your Gradebook Aggregation How do I change my gradebook aggregation to … Continue reading
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Why is my gradebook only showing my course total or only the category total for one or more categories?

March 2, 2016 - 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 are displayed. ‘Grades only’ – only the grade items are displayed, no course or category totals. NOTE: You can also apply these views to categories within the gradebook. … Continue reading
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How do I grade a student’s submission to an assignment activity?

January 29, 2016 - As an instructor, you can create an online space where students can submit their homework assignments called an Assignment Activity. Through an Assignment Activity, a student can submit to you: Text typed directly into the browser A single file Multiple files You can then provide them a grade (if you would like to grade the assignment), written feedback, and/or a feedback file, such as a student’s paper with your tracked changes or notes. To learn more about creating assignment activities, explore: How do I create a place in Moodle to accept homework assignments (i.e., an Assignment Activity)? Fast FAQ Video: … Continue reading
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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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