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Moodle: Gradebook

Using the Gradebook

  1. In the Administration block, select the Gradebook setup link.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Gradebook setup page and click the Add grade item button.
  3. In the Item name field, enter a name for this grade item. The name will be visible to both you and your students, so be descriptive.
  4. Enter a Maximum grade for the item; in other words, the number of points this item will be worth.
  5. Select the Save changes button.
  1. In the Administration block, select the Gradebook setup link.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Gradebook setup page and click the Add category button.
  3. In the Category name field, enter a name for this category. The name will be visible to both you and your students, so be descriptive.
  4. Select the Save changes button.
  1. In the Administration block, select the Gradebook setup link.
  2. Check the box in the Weights column for any item or category whose weight you want to adjust.
  3. Enter your desired weight in the field next to the box you've checked.
  4. Click Save changes. Note that Moodle will auto-adjust weights to add up to 100% if they don't already.
Note: Weights given to items in a category are relative to only that category. For example, if you have a "Quizzes" category worth 20% of the overall course grade, giving the quizzes therein a weight of 10% apiece will make them worth ten percent of the category, not the overall course.
  1. In the Administration block, select Grades to go to the Grader report.
  2. In the Grader report, select the Turn editing on button in the upper right.
  3. Once editing is turned on, locate the cell for the grade item (see note) and student you wish to grade.
  4. Enter the grade as a numerical value. Your entry is saved automatically.
  5. If you'd like grade the next cell, press the Tab key (where applicable) to move down to the next row.
Note: This grading method should only be used for grade items you've added manually (per the Adding Grade Items instructions in this guide), not for online activities (such as Assignments, Turnitin, Quizzes, Forums, etc.) Activities should be graded within the activities themselves; check the guides for your activity type to learn how to do this.
  1. In the Administration block, select Grades to go to the Grader report.
  2. In the Grader report, select the pencil icon at the top of the column (see note) you wish to mass grade.
  3. On the Single view page, you can enter a Grade and textual Feedback for any student in the list.
  4. If you want to give multiple students the same grade, check the Perform bulk insert box at the bottom of the page and provide the Insert value (i.e. grade).
  5. When finished, select the Save button.
Note: This grading method should only be used for grade items you've added manually (per the Adding Grade Items instructions in this guide), not for online activities (such as Assignments, Turnitin, Quizzes, Forums, etc.) Activities should be graded within the activities themselves; check the guides for your activity type to learn how to do this.
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