Extensive Moodle Grading Guide

Moodle is an incredible piece of software every teacher should use and the Moodle grading system is one every user should be familiar with. In this post, particular attention will be given to the topic of customization, and how a teacher can get the most out of this option. With Moodle grading, a teacher will be able to let a student access either the whole database of grades or let a student see just his or her own grades.

This might seem rather difficult at first, but it is a very simple process for anyone to follow. Moodle will help you keep everything organized within your class, so that you can focus your attention on how your students understand the contents of your course. The final section of the article is on how you can set up a grade book, which is pretty easy with all the help you will get herein.

Extensive Moodle Grading Guide

Log In

Log in to the Moodle account just as a teacher. Then click on “General Settings” after clicking on “Grades.” By clicking on a particular option box, you will be able to select who will really appear in the grade book. Click on “Students” if you want a simple set up. Customize the options of the grade book at your heart’s content. Grade Decimal Points and grade Display Type are some of these options. To confirm both grade-book setup and your customizations select “Save Changes” which appears at the bottom of your screen.

Advanced Options of Moodle Grading

To adjust even more advanced options, select Grade Category Settings in your left panel, and Grade Aggregation along with Display Types are some of these options. To set up a basic structure, leave this option as is. However, if advanced configuration is needed, take advantage of these options right away. When you are finished with the process, click on your “Save Changes” button.

Customize Options and Check Out Grades

To let the software know both who can get access to the data and how you want to see the grades, select Grade Item Settings in your left panel. There is an option that allows for all the students of your class to see every grade inside the software, and another option lets you close off a specific section so that a student can only see her or his particular grades.

When you are done with your customized options, select Save Changes. Check out the grades so that you can make sure everything is fine and displayed to each one of your specifications. Click on the course that you will be running or are running currently, and then look at the left panel to click on Grades on the Administration panel.

Using Your Grade Book

Go to the main page of a course you are currently teaching, and then create either a graded task or an assignment. To add a task or assignment to your grade book, establish any due date. Click on Grades and then on the Edit button. Enter the grade of an assignment in the box and the grade of a particular student in another box. Click on its Update button after finishing with this process for every student. If you made any mistake, edit the grades right away.

Setting up Your Grade Book

Log in

Log into the Moodle account and look for the Administration box. This box is commonly placed on the right part of the screen, but you can move it around. To show all your pre-set groups, click on Groups. You will know who is member of each group. Write down a name for the Group Name box after clicking on Create Group. To ensure you remember the name of your class as it shows up in the timetable, type it into this box. An enrollment key must be typed into a box as well. To check your spelling, click on the Unmask box as this will make any password visible. Then save your changes.

Different Versions

Click on Grades. You will see a window pop up. Look for the Edit section and then click on Scales. The gradebooks of Moodle vary depending on its version, but the Scales option commonly remains the same. Fill in the box for the scale name in the box called Add a New Scale. Go to the large Scale box and type your possible marks. For instance, these marks might be “the best, average, below average.” Separate all your grades by commas so that Moodle can find out each grade.

Description and Warnings

In the Description box, type in your description if you want to, which might be the time and date of your test. Then click on Save. If you see none of the students inside a particular group, it might be they have not registered in that particular group, so be sure every student in the group has a password so they can easily register.

We have been talking about Moodle grading and the things you have to do in order to get the most of out this software. This software is incredible easy to handle and set up, and you will be able to do anything you want with your grades. It means, for instance, that you can let your students have access to all the grades in the class, or a particular student could only see his or her particular grade.

This option is paramount when you want to keep everything organized and under control. Particular attention has been paid to the way you can customize the entire system so that you can get the most out of each option. If you have a lot of specifications in your mind, do not worry as the software will allow for an easy integration of the things you want and the options inside this computer program. The Scale box is particularly useful, as it allows for the inclusion of different marks so that you can assess the quality of your students as soon as possible.

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the Moodle grading process, you should have a much greater ease of use with the feature.

Nicole Lewis is the Lead Author & Editor of MyLMStips. MyLMStips is dedicated to providing the most engaging topics, information, tips and tricks surrounding Moodle®. It's a place where Moodle® users can receive guidance on how to get the most out of it and increase their productivity and progress.