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This article introduces how to add grade items directly in the Moodle gradebook. _NOTE: The PREFERRED method for entering grades (even for assignments--like oral presentations or in-class quizzes) is to create a Moodle Assignment [http://go.augsburg.edu/g...
_IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO USE ADVANCED GRADING METHODS (RUBRICS AND GRADING GUIDES) IN MOODLE FORUMS. THIS CAN REALLY STREAMLINE YOUR GRADING AND PROVIDE TIMELY AND SUBSTANTIVE FEEDBACK TO YOUR STUDENTS. THE FIRST STEP IS TO CREATE A FORUM [HTTP://GO.AUGSBUR...
_The Moodle Attendance activity can be used to assess student engagement in online Forum discussions, as well as attendance in face-to-face classes. Doing so gives students an accurate assessment of their progress in the course and provides instructors wi...
_The Moodle Attendance activity can be used to assess repeating assignments throughout the semester (like student journals), as well as attendance in face-to-face classes. Doing so gives students an accurate assessment of their progress in the course and ...
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_There are two types of advanced grading methods in Moodle--the Rubric (please see Creating a Moodle Rubric [http://go.augsburg.edu/rubric] for information on that), and a Grading Guide. A Grading Guide is an advanced grading method that provides consiste...
_There are two advanced grading methods in Moodle--the Grading Guide (for more information on this, see Creating a Moodle Grading Guide [http://go.augsburg.edu/markingguide]) and a Rubric. A Moodle Rubric is an advanced grading method that provides consis...
_If you have multiple, similar grade items (e.g., a series of quizzes, homework assignments, or labs worksheets), you may want to drop the lowest one (or several) grades. The BEST way to do this is to SAVE the highest grades (i.e., in a series of 12, save...
The Quick Grading feature allows you to enter or edit a grade in multiple cells on the grader report at once. You can then click the Update button to save all these changes at once, instead of one at a time. The quick grading feature is enabled by defa...
_In the settings for Moodle forums, the term "Ratings" (rather than "Grade") is where you will indicate the maximum points possible for the assignment. The following step-by-step process is for a forum assignment that asks students to make an initial post...
The Assignment activity in this year's version of Moodle has some significant changes for grading. View this video [https://youtu.be/NCoo7OfIsrs] to learn about the new features. (keywords:legacy grade, advanced grade, PDF grading) http://go.augsburg.edu...
_Grading Guides are scoring charts that list a series of criteria for an assignment and establish a range of possible points for each. Your instructors may use a Grading Guide to provide you with feedback on your work. Here is how to access your graded Gr...
_Rubrics are scoring charts that list a range of criteria for an assignment and establish benchmarks with reasonable and appropriate expectations for varying levels of mastery. Your instructors may use Moodle Rubrics to provide you with feedback on your w...
_Regardless of whether students submit assignments online (by attaching a file or entering text directly into a text box) or offline (by handing in a hard copy of a paper or delivering a face-to-face, oral presentation), the Moodle Assignment activity off...
Your instructor may ask you to take a screenshot of a badge you have earned in a Moodle course (for instance, the APA Style Review course) and submit that as evidence you have earned the badge. Once you have met the necessary requirements, you should rece...
The attendance activity in Moodle allows you to keep track of student attendance during face-to-face class sessions. It can also be used to track participation as well as attendance [http://go.augsburg.edu/participate] and/or holistically assess engagemen...
_Whether you are assigning number grades or simply tallying participation in your Moodle forums, there may be times when you want to view all of the posts (responses and replies) submitted by a specific student to a particular Moodle Forum. The following ...
The Workflow setting in Moodle Assignments allows you to finish marking all students' submissions before releasing them to the gradebook. Workflow has 6 states (Not graded, In grading, Grading Completed, In review, Ready for release, and Released) to allo...
_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 i...
There are times when students have not submitted their work for an activity in Moodle. You have graded submissions from the rest of the class and you would now like to have a quick way to assign zeros for this assignment for the remaining students. This i...
Grade categories allow configuration of how the Moodle gradebook calculates items they contain. Category settings include: * Calculating only items that have been graded (enabled by default) * Aggregation method * Dropping the lowest or highest sc...
Grade categories help you to organize your assignments in the gradebook. Categories can also be used to apply weighted grading and other aggregation methods to groups of grade items. * Navigate to the course GRADES from the SETTINGS BLOCK under COURSE ...
How to designate an existing item in Moodle Grades to be calculated as an extra credit item. * In the ADMINISTRATION block, select 'GRADEBOOK SETUP' under Course administration. * For the item you want to set as extra credit, click 'EDIT' in the Acti...
Moodle's Natural aggregation method takes the sum of all grade items with an optional scaling by weight. Natural is the most flexible aggregation method for your Moodle gradebook because it supports sum of points, weighted grades and extra credit. ABOUT...
Grades can be imported into your Moodle gradebook from a spreadsheet with either a file upload or a copy/paste method. Importing can populate grades for existing assessment items or create new ones for you (these will have the default 100-point maximum). ...
Do your students find the Moodle gradebook confusing? Would you like to change which columns appear in their gradebook view (Moodle refers to the student view as the "User Report")? Would you like to have grades automatically translate to your defined gra...
Use the Gradebook View (Tri-)Toggle button to temporarily change what appears in the Grader report (spreadsheet view for instructors). To permanently change the order of the Course Total column, see other knowledgebase article links at the bottom of this ...
To change the way in which _only_ the Course Total displays: * From the Administration block, click "GRADEBOOK SETUP". * Under the Actions column, click the first 'EDIT' link, then choose 'EDIT SETTINGS'. * Under the "Category total" section, click...
By default, grade items appear as the "Real" values in the Moodle gradebook, generally this results in the points earned being displayed. To change the format all grade items: * From the Administration block, click "Gradebook Setup". * Click the "Co...
BEGINNING FALL OF 2017, AUGSBURG CHANGED FROM A NUMERIC TO A LETTER GRADING (A-F) SYSTEM. The faculty approved the proposal [http://web.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/1-12-17FacultyMeeting/Grading%20Policy%20Proposal%20(01-12-17%20Faculty%20Meeting).pdf] at...
_Instructors sometimes hesitate to administer quizzes online because they cannot be proctored as they are in the face-to-face classroom. They must assume the quiz will be "open book" and also cannot rule out the possibility that students might "share" inf...
New items added to a Moodle course end up at the end of the grade book. To move items individually or as a group to a different category or chronology, follow these steps: * From the main course page under the Administration block, click "Gradebook set...
Screencasting (an audio/visual recording of everything that happens on an instructor's screen along with any verbal commentary the instructor supplies), is an exciting option for giving feedback on student work or providing just in time teaching about a c...
Beginning in Fall of 2017, the link for students to view their grades has moved to a dropdown menu accessed by clicking on their profile in the upper right corner of the course. * * This will take you to a page where you can see links to all of the ...
UPLOAD MULTIPLE FEEDBACK FILES USING A ZIP FILE If you like to make comments on files (such as using Track Changes in a Word document, or adding comments to a PDF), you can return annotated feedback files to students through a Moodle Assignment. Addition...
_The "Standard forum for general use" is the default choice in Moodle. However, the layout of the standard forum means instructors must open each thread separately, making it difficult to simultaneously assess quantity (number of posts/replies as required...
_The Moodle Attendance and Participation activity can be used to assess student participation as well as attendance. Doing so gives students an accurate assessment of their progress in the course, and provides instructors with a comprehensive record of th...
_Whether you are assigning number grades or simply tallying participation in your Moodle forums, there may be times when you want to efficiently track how often students post to forums. Below is a method for viewing all of the postings only ONE student ha...
Quick feedback adds a text input element in each grade cell on the grader report, allowing you to edit the feedback for many grades at once. You can then click the Update button to perform all these changes at once, instead of one at a time. Students w...
The moodle gradebook recognizes the existence of groups in a moodle course. This filter option is especially useful when different teachers are responsible for providing assessment for a subset of students in a single moodle course. In order for the...
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