Moodle Assignments for Offline Grading (Faculty/Staff)
Posted by Bonnie Tensen on 13 October 2016 11:24 AM

There may be situations (e.g., in-class quizzes or writing assignments, presentations, etc.) where students are not going to submit work through Moodle, but you want to provide feedback and add the grade in the Moodle gradebook. The BEST way to do this is explained in this article. [Another (less preferable method) is to add a grade item.]

  1. Turn editing on, click "Add a resource or activity" and select "Assignment" from the Activity picker.

    Select "Assignment" from picker

  2. Name the assignment and in the description, indicate students will not submit any work to the Moodle activity.

    Add name and description

  3. Add the due date, and under "Submission types" uncheck the box for "File submissions." Under "Grade," enter the maximum number of points for the assignment and click "Save and display." [NOTE: You may consider using a Moodle Rubric or Grading Guide instead of Simple direct grading.]

    Change settings for due date, submission, and max grade

  4. When you are ready to grade student work, open the assignment (by clicking on it) and select "View all submissions."

    Select "View all submissions"

  5. In the page that opens, scroll down and check the box next to "Quick grading." [NOTE: if you have already checked this box in a previous assignment in your course, this box will be checked already.]

    Check the box for Quick grading

  6. Now you can quickly enter grades and feedback directly on this page in the text boxes provided without having to click the "Grade" button

    Add grade and feedback

  7. When you have entered all of the grades, click the "Save all quick grading changes" button at the bottom of the page.

    Save all quick grading changes

  8. Students will be notified that they have received a grade and the grades and feedback will be automatically entered in the course gradebook. When students view their gradebooks, they will see the feedback.

    Student view of gradebook

Last Modified: 2015/10/13

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