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How do I change my gradebook category’s aggregation?

April 26, 2017 - You can adjust your gradebook category’s aggregation in a similar way to adjusting your entire gradebook’s aggregation. By default, the Moodle gradebook category’s aggregation (the way it adds your grade values) is ‘Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.’ If you wish to use another aggregation in your gradebook category, follow the steps below to change the aggregation. 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 “Administration” block. From … Continue reading
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What is the difference between a category and a grade item in the Moodle gradebook?

March 27, 2017 - On the ‘Categories and items’ page of the Moodle gradebook, you can set-up all of the details of your specific gradebook. This includes adding categories [1] and/or manual grade items [2], as necessary. Category vs. Grade Item A gradebook category is not something that will be graded on its own. It is a space used to group multiple items together where the individual items are set to be graded. Common uses for a gradebook category include: Homework category – The grade for all of the Homework assignments together carries 15% of the course’s total grade. This category averages together all of … Continue reading
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How do I change the weekly dates on my course?

January 24, 2017 - All courses are created in Moodle with weekly date ranges at the top of each week/section. By default, these weeks begin with the first date of the academic session for that course. So if you are leading a course in the WEEKLY academic session and that session begins on a Tuesday, the weekly dates in Moodle will run from Tuesday to Monday, starting with that first Tuesday of the session. There are two ways to change these dates. If you would like to simply shift them so that the dates run Monday through Sunday, for instance, you can change the … Continue reading
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What is the ‘News Forum?’

January 19, 2017 - Every course space in Moodle comes with a forum that is set-up already for class announcements. This is the forum activity located in the top section of the course called ‘News Forum.’ Everyone enrolled in the course, both instructors and students, are automatically subscribed to this forum. When anyone posts to this forum, the entire class receives an email with the content. The content is also kept in the ‘News Forum’ so anyone can refer back to the post. This ‘News Forum’ is intended for class-wide announcements. To post to the ‘News Forum,’ please follow the instructions below. Note: you can … Continue reading
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How do I give a student who didn’t take a quiz activity a zero?

December 2, 2016 - If a student does not take an online quiz activity that you have created, you will want to enter the ‘zero’ that the student earned directly into the gradebook. To manually enter a grade for a student for a quiz activity, please follow the steps below. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. 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: … Continue reading
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Why can’t my students see their quiz grades?

October 20, 2016 - In the Quiz activity, the instructor controls when the students can see each bit of information such as whether they got a specific question correct, what the correct answer is, and how many points they earned for the quiz (i.e., their grade on the quiz). If your students cannot see their quiz grades, it is most likely that the option for students to view their “Points” is not checked for the current time period/state of the quiz. In the section of the “Quiz Settings” screen called “Review options,” you set the information the students can see for the four time periods … Continue reading
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How do I create groups of students in my course?

August 10, 2016 - You can place students in groups in the course and then enable the group options for various activities. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Creating Groups Manually Login to Moodle and enter the course in which you wish to set-up the groups. Locate your “Administration” block. Click on the “Users” text to expand that section. Click on the “Groups” link in the “Users” section. Look at the bottom of the “Groups” page. Click on the “Create Group” button. On the “Group” page, give the group a name. You do not have to provide … Continue reading
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How do I track the completion of activities and resources in my course?

July 13, 2016 - Moodle allows you to track the completion of the activities and resources you have created in Moodle. To do this, you would: Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Turn on ‘Completion tracking’ Login to your course in Moodle. Locate the ‘Administration’ block and click on the ‘Edit Settings’ link: On the ‘Edit Settings’ page, expand the ‘Completion tracking’ section of the screen. Change the value of ‘Enable completion tracking’ to ‘Yes.’ Scroll down and save your changes. Update the settings for the existing activities and resources Back on the main page of … Continue reading
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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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