Moving Items in the Moodle Grade Book (Faculty/Staff)
Posted by Christy Mattingly on 29 October 2015 05:35 PM

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:

  1. From the main course page under the Administration block, click "Gradebook setup.

    Gradebook Setup menu link under the Administration block from the main course pageItems

  2. Find the activity or category folder to be moved and click the up/down arrows to the left of the item.

    The icon to the left of each activity or category appears as up and down arrow heads

  3. The window will refresh and items in the gradebook will appear with empty boxes before and after. Click the box where the item is to be placed.

    empty boxes appear between gradebook items

  4. The screen will refresh again and the individual item will be moved to its new location.
  5. To move multiple items at one time, start from the same place: at the Setup tab in the Gradebook for Categories and Items. Then, scroll to the right until the Select column appears. Click the checkboxes for any items to be moved to a different category.

    Screenshot of the Setup tab showing all categories and items where the Select column is the last one on the right with checkboxes to be selected for each item

  6. At the bottom left of the page, click the drop down for "Move selected items to" and choose the proper category. The items will be moved.

    At the bottom left of the page, click the drop down for Move selected items to and choose the proper category

Learn about creating grade categories at
(Faculty) For additional help with Moodle, visit the Faculty Moodle Resources site at
Last Modified: 2016/12/14

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