Chapter 7: Grading In Moodle
You may use the built-in Grade Tool in Moodle, or you can choose to import an excel file displaying the final grade breakdown. When using either, you need to establish student access to their grades in Moodle.
Displaying Grades in Moodle
Figure 7-1: Show
Grades Drop-down Menu
Student Access to Displayed Grades
From the student view, it is a simple step to see their grades.
Figure 7-2: Grade Access
Figure 7-3: Grades Breakdown
2. Using the Gradebook in Moodle
It is highly recommended that you commit to a grade markup totalling 100% and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your total course percentages to be formularized. When creating all the on-line graded assignments, please note however, that the “out-of marks” allowed in the individual assignment settings can be different from the final percentage weighting of the course. The above-mentioned formula will synchronize this.
In addition, if you need an additional participation grade column to complete the overall grade total of 100%, to accommodate this, you will need to create an “Offline Activity” assignment. You may then manually enter your participation grades from the grade tool.
Adding an Offline Activity to Accommodate Manual Grading
Figure 7-4: Adding an Assignment in the Resource Option
Once you create all your assignments and activities:
For more details about grading, it is recommended that you attend one of the Faculty Support Centre’s (FSC) workshops on grades (http://www.fsc.yorku.ca/workshops).
3. Importing Final Grades in Moodle
If you decide not to use the built-in Grade Tool in Moodle, you may import an excel file for the final grades. It is highly recommended, however, that you first download the original student spreadsheet from the Grade Tool in order to preserve the integrity of the unique Student IDs.
Downloading Spreadsheet from Moodle
To export a Grade spreadsheet:
Re-Importing Spreadsheet to Moodle
Figure 7-6: Saving Excel Workbook
Figure 7-7: Importing a CSV File
Figure 7-8: Import File Options
Figure 7-9: Options