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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...
_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 ...
_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...
_The Moodle Gradebook offers the option of dropping the lowest grade out of a collection of items. In order to leverage this feature, you must first create a category [http://go.augsburg.edu/addcategory] and then move grade items into that category [http:...
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...
_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...
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). ...
To change the Course and Category totals so that they are listed first on the SETUP tab, configure the settings as follows: For example: * From the Administration block > Gradebook Setup > Course grade settings tab > General settings section, change th...
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". * Click the top "Edit" link under the Actions column. * Under the "Category total" section > the "Grade display type" needs to b...
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 ...
_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 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 their students' enga...
_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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