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'Grading and Feedback' Archive

Setting up your Gradebook in Moodle

Posted December 2, 2020

When teaching online and having students submit online assignments, the simplest way to calculate grades is to use the Gradebook in Moodle. This tech doc explains how to set up your Gradebook in a new Moodle course, including how to create categories and grade items. Ideally, grade categories are created before adding any graded activities […]

Making an Assignment as Extra Credit on Moodle

Posted November 13, 2020

Moodle Gradebook allows you to mark individual assignments as extra credit, as well as create a grading category in which all grading items are worth extra credit. This tech doc shows how to set up each of these options. Marking a Grade Item as Extra Credit The easiest way to do this is to modify […]

Use Grading Workflow to Manage Assignment Feedback

Posted October 9, 2020

The Assignment activity has a grading workflow option that enables instructors to: Hide feedback and grades until ALL submissions have been graded (normally assignment grades and feedback are visible to each student as soon as they are entered). Manage the work of multiple graders, including allocation of submissions to particular graders and review before releasing […]

Taking Online Quizzes and Exams in Moodle

Posted October 6, 2020

If taking tests is stressful, taking online can be even more so! This article explains how the Quiz activity in Moodle works and some best practices that instructors and students can adopt to ensure the smoothest experience. We’re going to use the word Quiz below, since that is the term Moodle uses, but the content […]

New: Grading Assignments with Annotate PDF in Moodle

Posted July 29, 2020

Instructors can now provide detailed feedback on Moodle assignment submissions without downloading them using the Annotate PDF tool. This article explains how to enable and use Annotate PDF to grade student work. Annotate PDF option works best when students submit their work in a single PDF file, and this article also explains how to ensure […]

Extensions and Overrides for Moodle Activities

Posted April 8, 2020

The Moodle Assignment, Lesson and Quiz activities have User Overrides options that allow you to change settings for specific students or groups in order to provide accommodations, extensions, or make-up opportunities: You can override the open (start) and close (due, cutoff) dates for all three types of activities. For Lessons and Quizzes, you can also […]

Offline Bulk Assignment Grading in Moodle

Posted March 31, 2020

Did you know that you can download Assignment submissions in bulk for offline grading/feedback and re-upload the grades, feedback, and (optionally) marked assignments back into Moodle? This feature works with both anonymous grading (blind marking) and non-anonymous grading workflows. This tech doc describes the four steps of the process: Set up an Assignment for offline […]