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  • You can use multiple copies of a Moodle activity to give different groups in your course different due dates and instructions, while aggregating each copy of the activity into a single item in the grade book. This can be an especially useful feature for courses with multiple lab or discussion...
  • Grading workflow and Grading allocation for Moodle Assignment activities are especially useful for large classes and classes with more than one instructor or TA. These features can be used either in conjunction with one another or independently.  Grading workflow allows instructors and graders (e....
  • This page explains how to take test data from the Opscan office and import scores into the Moodle gradebook. Note: Teaching assistants do not have permission to use this function by default. See TA - manage gradebook for instructions on how to allow TAs to import grades into Moodle. Prepare an...
  • Using a spreadsheet, instructors can import student grades directly to the Moodle gradebook. This data can be imported into existing grade columns for Moodle activities, or into new grade items created during the import process. You cannot import directly into category totals or the Course total...
  • Moodle only supports inputting letter grades into manual grade items that have been set to the Letter grade type. However, it is also possible to enter numerical scores and set them to display as letter grades. This page explains how to adjust the numerical values that correspond to the letters in...
  • This page describes how to enter grades directly in the Grader report, how editing grades in this manner causes overrides, and how to enable or disable grade overrides and locks. To edit all grades for a single student, or all grades for a single grade item, you can also work from the gradebook's...
  • On June 30, 2015, UMass Amherst upgraded to Moodle 2.8. This upgrade added many Moodle gradebook features that were requested by faculty, and includes changes to a few specific grade calculation methods along with more general improvements to the gradebook. Moodle 2.8 Gradebook Calculation...
  • Moodle displays a Course total (or final grade) to students. The Course total can be based on calculated or aggregated grade items from the Moodle gradebook or instructors can manually enter numeric grades to the Course total column. For more see Grade Calculation in Moodle. At the end of the...
  • Moodle provides several ways for instructors to record grades in the gradebook. When grading from within a Moodle activity, grades will automatically appear in a corresponding column (grade item) in the gradebook. Additionally, instructors can manually enter and override grades in the gradebook,...
  • When teaching a course with multiple sections, especially when a course has a large number of students, using groups in conjunction with the gradebook makes it much easier to filter student data. Multi-section courses automatically have groups created for each section, which you can use in addition...
  • An alternative to giving numerical grades on an assignment is to use Grading scales. For example, you could use a custom scale when you want students to see Excellent, Good, or Fair as a grade on an assignment as opposed to a numerical score. Grading scales are best for record keeping purposes and...
  • In the Course Management panel (black gear icon , top right), Course Settings under All course administration, the Reports tab gives instructors access to tools that can be used to edit dates and groups for activities or resources, or run reports on course activities at different levels. Summary...
  • The Student activity tool is a utility developed by IT at UMass Amherst to provide easier access to report types frequently used by our instructors. It collects several different types of reports on one page so that an instructor can track overall student contributions more easily. See below for a...
  • The Grader Report is the primary page in Moodle's gradebook to view and edit student grades for the entire class. When you add a graded activity to your course, a column is added to the report. Scores automatically appear in the Grader report when students complete activities such as a quiz, or...
  • Instructors have access to several tools and reports that can be used to assess student performance in their Moodle courses. Quickly gather information about a particular student's grades and last access to any activity or resource in a course by viewing a student's Profile reports. Instructors...
  • If you’re reviewing the Moodle Grader report, but do not see all grades, or some grade columns seem to be missing, it is most likely because of collapsed Categories. Whenever items are grouped together in a category, you have the option to collapse and expand the category. Click the Expand/Contract...
  • Are students reporting that they cannot see their grades in Moodle? Depending on the configuration of graded activities or grade columns, there are several possible reasons why a grade is not visible. This page details several trouble-shooting steps to make sure that students can see their grades...

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