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  • The Moodle Checklist module allows teachers to create a "to do" list for students to work through and provides an easy visual representation of what has been accomplished so far. Teachers can use the Checklist to monitor progress as students complete items on the list, and students can see a...
  • From the Gradebook setup page, you can control advanced options for all grade items including whether grades are displayed as numeric, percentage or letter grades. This page describes how to view and edit these options for grade items (activities and  manually created columns) and category totals...
  • The Gradebook in Moodle can help you organize and manage information about the students in your course. For example: Students can view their own grades in individualized reports that protect student privacy. You control which grades are visible to students, and when. Course members with Teaching...
  • Blind grading in Moodle allows graders in your course to grade assignment submissions without seeing the names of students attached to the submissions. Instead, randomly generated participant numbers are displayed when grading submissions. After grading, graders reveal student names and release...
  • In Moodle you can create assignments where students work in groups and each group makes an assignment submission. For example, students in a group can submit one file that represents their joint work. Any group member can download, modify, and re-upload a file, or edit a text entry. Note: Group...
  • Moodle's gradebook is a powerful tool for sharing grades and feedback with students and calculating final grades. The gradebook provides several different options for how to calculate and display grades. You may configure your gradebook before the start of the semester or build it as you teach....
  • Instructors can control whether students can access and view their grades in Moodle in a personalized grade report called the User report. By default, this report is set to be visible to students, meaning students can see their own grades for any graded activities that are not hidden from students...
  • Moodle allows you to delay the release of students' grades manually, or at a scheduled time. This can be useful if you are grading assignments over a series of days and want all students to see their grades only after all grading has been completed. Manually Hide Grades for an Entire Assignment or...
  • The Gradebook setup page in the Moodle gradebook (under Setup) is used to rearrange grade items, add columns and categories, and customize how students' grades are calculated. The page displays settings for all grade items in a single table. Add a Column (Grade Item) When you add any graded...
  • A grade formula is a calculation used to determine grades that is based on other grade items and numeric calculations. Instructors can use the Calculation tool in the Moodle Gradebook to create their own formulas as an alternative to Moodle's preset calculations. Note: Preset calculations include...
  • In addition to viewing student submissions to assignments individually from within Moodle, you can download all submissions to a particular assignment as a zip file. This can be helpful if you wish to print submissions, or view them in a separate window while grading. Download All Submissions...
  • The Single view grading pages in the Moodle gradebook let instructors quickly edit grades for a single student or activity. Single view grading pages also let you insert a specific value for all empty items, perform bulk overrides of grades, enter feedback comments, and exclude grades from...
  • Moodle allows you to take data from your gradebook and export it to your own computer so you can modify values or input them into your own grading system (e.g. if you use advanced formulas to compute grades and prefer to work in a program like Excel). Moodle exports grades in the following file...
  • The View/grade all submissions page for a Moodle assignment activity allows you to do several important grading functions. Grades entered on this page will appear in the corresponding grade column of the gradebook. We recommend using this method instead of manually editing grades in the Grader...
  • Grade calculations are configured on the Gradebook Setup page in the Moodle gradebook. We highly recommend organizing grade items before choosing aggregation methods so that items are in the correct category (see Create & Organize Items & Categories in the Moodle Gradebook). For advanced...
  • Grade categories are useful for grouping assignments together, calculating subtotals, and making special calculations such as dropping the lowest grades.  Edit Category Settings Category settings can be made while creating a new category (To add a category, see Create & Organize Items &...
  • The Forum activity in Moodle allows teachers to grade individual forum posts made by students. Grades in the Forum activity are referred to as Ratings.  When instructors and TAs assign a rating to selected posts in a specific forum, the ratings are then aggregated according to the forum's settings...
  • Grading guides, like Rubrics, are a type of Advanced Grading Method provided in Moodle. When grading with a Grading guide, the teacher designs a simple set of criteria and then, when assessing student work, is presented with a form where they can leave a comment and a score for each criterion. The...
  • Rubrics Rubrics are advanced grading forms that are useful for ensuring consistent grading practices, especially when grading as a team. Rubrics consist of a set of criteria and an evaluation scale with levels corresponding to point values. The raw rubric score is calculated as a sum of all...
  • The first time you open the Moodle gradebook in a browser session it opens to the View tab showing the Grader report, one of several views you can use to track student progress and manage gradebook functions. (Subsequently, it will open to the page you most recently viewed under the View tab.) Use...

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