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Grades & Gradebook

How do I move items around in my gradebook? [Moodle version 3.2]

October 6, 2015 - By default, new grade items (manual or from an activity) appear at the bottom of your gradebook on the ‘Gradebook setup’ 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, follow … Continue reading
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How do I add a category to my gradebook? [Moodle version 3.2]

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. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Login to Moodle. Click on the course to which you wish to add the category in the gradebook. On the main page of your course, click the gray editing gear in the upper right corner to get the administrative options. From the drop-down menu, choose the ‘Gradebook … Continue reading
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How do I set-up a gradebook that simply adds up all my points? [Moodle version 3.2]

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’? [Moodle version 3.2]

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, as a Faculty member? [Moodle version 3.2]

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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How do I grade students in a group in an assignment activity? [Moodle version 3.2]

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, allowing you to grade in groups. To get back to your Assignments settings & change the group submissions options, follow these steps. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. Login to Moodle. In your “My Courses” block, click on the course in which … Continue reading
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Fast FAQ: Submitting Mid-term Progress or Final Grades [Moodle version 3.2]

July 20, 2015 - [Faculty Fast FAQ] Here is a quick video on the Moodle 3.2 process of submitting mid-term progress grades or final grades! Fast FAQ Video Transcript (Microsoft Word format): Submitting Final Grades or Mid-term Progress Grades Same Topic with Screenshots and Written Text English CC Available on Video <– Click on this icon in the bottom right corner of the player when the video is playing to make the video full screen. Continue reading
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How do I remove an override in my gradebook? [Moodle version 3.2]

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. Note: you can click on any image to view a … Continue reading
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Why aren’t my category totals displaying on the Grader Report? [Moodle version 3.2]

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 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 enter grades and feedback for a manual grade item? [Moodle version 3.2]

September 26, 2014 - As an instructor, you can create manual 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 and feedback for that manual grade item. Note: you can click on any image to view a larger version of the image. From the main page of your course, look in your left column (with the purple background). If you do not see your left column, click on the menu … Continue reading
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For more information, contact Moodle Support, MoodleSupport@trinitydc.edu.