Everything you need to know about using the Moodle gradebook (Faculty/Staff)

Table of Contents

  1. Adding a Manual Grade Item
    • Create a general grade item, that isn't associated with anything else in the Moodle course
  2. Automatically Drop Grades
    • Set up the gradebook to automatically drop grades
  3. Calculations & Weights
    • Grade calculations depend on how grade items and categories are arranged in the Gradebook Setup page
  4. Creating a Grade Category
    • Create categories to organize their Moodle Gradebook and to accomplish weighted grading
  5. Custom Grade Formulas
    • Create your own formulas to determine grades that are based on other grade items and numeric calculations
  6. Edit the Point Range
    • Change the moodle default ranges for letter grades in a course
  7. Export Gradebook to Excel
    • Export your gradebook as an Excel document
  8. Export Graded Column
    • Export a graded column from gradebook into a CSV file
  9. Extra Credit
    • Give bonus points to students
  10. Finding Your Grades
    • View the grades your instructor has entered in Moodle
  11. Import Gradebook from Excel
    • Import your Gradebook from Excel into Moodle
  12. Importing to Banner
    • Import grades directly into Banner, or OrediggerWeb
  13. Letter Grades
    • Enter numerical scores and set them to display as letter grades
  14. Offline Activities
    • Assign grades to student work that does not take place in the actual Moodle course
  15. Providing Feedback
    • Give feedback on graded activities
  16. Scales
    • Apply scales in your gradebook
  17. Using a Rubric
    • Choose the criteria and levels of accomplishment in the criterion they will be using to grade the assignment

Adding a Manual Grade Item

Grade Items

Instructors can create a general grade item, that isn't associated with anything else in the Moodle course, in their gradebook.  They may have a gradable item that they want to add to the Moodle gradebook. For instance, a class field trip, group participation, paper assignments handed out in class.

  1. Open the Gradebook Setup tab by selecting 'Grades' under the Navigation Drawer
  2. Choose Add grade item
  3. Enter in the grade item name

  4. Choose the Grade type: There are 4 grade types: None - No grading possible. Value - A numerical value with a maximum and minimum. Scale - An item in a list. Text - Feedback only. Only value and scale grade types may be aggregated. The grade type for an activity-based grade item is set on the activity settings page.

  5. Enter in the Maximum and Minimum grade

  6. Choose whether or not you want the grade item hidden from students. If ticked, grades are hidden from students. A hidden until date may be set if desired, to release grades after grading is completed.

  7. Choose the necessary Grade category

  8. Click Save changes

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Automatically Drop Grades

Setting a course to drop grades:

  1. Navigate to "Gradebook Setup" from the Gear icon.

  2. Click "Edit" then "Edit Settings" next to the section in the gradebook you want the drop rule to apply to. Note: this only works if the group of activities are all together in the gradebook.

  3. In the text box next to "Drop the lowest" enter the number of grades you would like dropped. If you do not see the text box, click "Show more."

  4. Click "Save Changes."

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Calculations & Weights

To configure how grades are calculated, you will first need to choose an aggregation method in the Category Settings. Once applied, aggregation methods will calculate the course total and subtotals for categories (if any).

By default, a grade category will calculate all items in that category. If a category contains a sub-category, then the sub-category total value will be used in the parent-category calculation.

To set a calculation method for a category:

  1. Click the gear icon then the more option, click Grade, the Grader report page will open. Then click Setup. The Gradebook setup page will open.
  2. Locate the row that contains the title of the category. In the Actions column (at right), click Edit.  The Edit settings drop-down menu will open.
  3. Click Edit settings (Edit category icon). The Edit category page will open. 
    Note: The Edit category settings for the course total can be found in the top row of the Categories and items table.
  4. Select a calculation method from the Aggregation drop-down menu. Options include:
  5. Mean of Grades
  6. Custom Weights
  7. Natural
  8. At the bottom of the page, click Save changes. The Gradebook Setup page will open.

Aggregation Methods

To configure how grades are calculated, choose a calculation method by editing Category Settings. The three aggregation methods are described below.

Mean of Grades

What it does:

  • Calculates the average of all grade items in the category (the sum of all grades divided by the number of grade items).
  • If items in the category have point values different from the category's Max Grade, grades will be adjusted proportionately. 
  • Does not allow grade items to be marked as Extra Credit.
  • Allows categories to use Drop the lowest.

When to use it:

  • To find the average percentage of multiple items.


Custom Weights

What it does:

  • Each graded item is assigned a value (Weight) used to determine its relative importance in the overall calculation. Items with higher values will count more toward the final average. The weight does not need to be the same as the possible points for an item. If an item has a weight of "0," it will not be calculated in the total.
  • If items in the category have point values different from the category's Max Grade, grades will be adjusted proportionately.
  • Does not allow grade items to be marked as Extra Credit.
  • Allows categories to use Drop the lowest.

When to use it:

  • To work with items or categories that are each worth a different percentage of the final grade. If using this method to compute the course total, we suggest weights add up to 100.



What it does:

  • Finds the sum of points for all items in the category.
  • Allows grade items to be marked as Extra Credit.
  • Allows categories to use Drop the lowest when specific criteria are met.

When to use it:

  • To see the total number of points a student has earned out of the total points possible. It is also possible to change a category total to display a percentage of points earned instead of the real numerical points.



Additional Options

Additional options appear on the Gradebook Setup page depending on the aggregation methods you select. Three important options are described below.


What it does:

  • Appears only when the Custom Weights or Natural aggregation is used. This field sets the numerical weight of an item relative to other items in the same category. Items with a weight of "0" are not calculated in the category total.

When to use it:

  • To work with items or categories that are each worth a different percentage of the final grade. If using this method to compute the course total, we suggest weights add up to 100.
  • Note: When using the Natural aggregation method, the grade book will automatically update weights to indicate a grade item's relative value compared to other items in the category. Weights can be adjusted by selecting the Weights check box for the item on the Gradebook Setup page or navigating to the item's Settings page.


Extra Credit

What it does:

  • This option is only available when Natural is used as the aggregation method.
  • Items marked as extra credit are not included in the category's Max Grade. Instead, extra credit items are added to the category total after the initial calculation.
  • Weights can be adjusted for extra credit items.
  • It is possible for a student to receive a category total that is higher than the Max Grade.

When to use it:

  • To enter bonus points that will be added on top of a student's category total.


Max Grade

What it does:

  • Sets the maximum possible points that can be awarded in a category (the points required to receive 100%).

When to use it:

  • With Natural aggregation, Max Grade is calculated automatically as the sum of all grade items that are not marked as extra credit.
  • With Mean of Grades and Custom Weights, if items in the category have point values different from the Max Grade, the category will adjust grades proportionately.
  • Note: Letter grade display uses the percentage value of a category's Max Grade to calculate the numeric to letter conversion.

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Creating a Grade Category


Instructors can create categories to organize their Moodle Gradebook and to accomplish weighted grading.

Graded items are automatically added to the gradebook when various activities are created in the central column, e.g assignments, quizzes, etc. However, you may want to organize your grades based on their type, such as homework or quizzes. To do this, you need to create a new category.

  1. Open the Gradebook setup tab which is under "Setup".

  2. Choose "Add category".  Creating categories of grade items is essential if instructors want to use weighted grade aggregation.

  3. Enter in the Category name.

  4. Choose the Aggregation type: The aggregation determines how grades in a category are combined, such as: Mean of grades - The sum of all grades divided by the total number of grades, Median of grades - The middle grade when grades are arranged in order of size, Mode of grades - The grade that occurs the most frequently, Sum of grades - The sum of all grade values, with scale grades being ignored.

  5. Enter in the Grade type, along with the maximum and minimum grades.

  6. Choose whether or not you want the grade item hidden from students.

  7. Choose the necessary parent category.

  8. Click "Save changes".

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Custom Grade Formulas

Grade Formulas

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.

Make sure the Navigation Drawer is open by selecting the Navigation Drawer icon on the top-left hand side of your screen.

In the course information section click Grades.

Go to Preferences: Grader report under the Setup tab. Change Show calculations to Yes.

Navigate to the Gradebook setup tab.

The gradebook will open to the Gradebook setup page.  Locate the category for which you would like to create a calculation, and under Actions (at far right), click Edit, and from the drop-down menu select Edit Calculation. The Edit calculation page will open.

Note: The Edit Calculation icon will only be available next to category totals, manually created grade items, and the Course total.

Assign Column ID Number

To use existing grade items in a custom formula, you must first assign ID Numbers (short text labels), which are used as variables in the text of the formula. Columns are referenced in a formula by placing double square brackets ( [[...]] ) around the ID Number. For example, if you have a grade item with the ID Number "Quiz3", you will refer to this item as "[[Quiz3]]" in the formula.

  1. On the Edit Calculation page, below the calculation field, is a list of all grade items. Enter an ID number value for each grade item you want to use in the formula. Values can include text, spaces, and numbers, however short names are strongly recommended (i.e., "Quiz3", "Exam 1", etc.).
    Note: If a grade item already has an ID number (surrounded with double square brackets) instead of an input field, you can use this ID number in your formula. 
  2. After you have entered ID numbers, check them carefully; you will only have one chance to save them.
  3. To save your ID numbers, click Add ID numbers (at bottom). The page will refresh to show an updated list of grade items and corresponding ID numbers.

Create a Formula

Custom formulas for the Moodle gradebook follow the pattern of formulas/functions in popular spreadsheet programs. Formulas start with an equals (=) sign, and use common mathematical operators and functions to produce a single numerical output. This output is then used as the computed value for the grade item you are editing.

Common calculation functions and operations include the following:

  • average([[item1]], [[item2]]...): Returns the average of a sample
  • max([[item1]], [[item2]]...): Returns the maximum value in a list of arguments
  • min([[item1]], [[item2]]...): Returns the minimum value in a list of arguments
  • round([[item1]], count): Rounds a number to a predefined accuracy. For example, "round([[item1]], 2)" will round the value of "item1" to the second decimal place.
  • sum([[item1]], [[item2]]...): Returns the sum of all arguments
  • an asterisk (*) multiplies two items: [[item1]]*[[item2]]
  • forward slash (/) divides items: [[item1]]/[[item2]]

A full list of available functions can be found here.

  1. In the Calculation box, start by entering an equals sign (=).
  2. Enter the calculation function you wish to use (see above).
       Example: =sum
  3. Enter an open parenthesis.
       Example: =sum(
  4. Enter your ID numbers being sure to include the double square brackets.
       Example: =sum([[quiz1]]
  5. Separate additional ID numbers with a comma.
       Example: =sum([[quiz1]],[[quiz2]],[[quiz3]]

  6. Enter a close parenthesis.
    Example: =sum([[quiz1]],[[quiz2]],[[quiz3]])

  7. Click Save Changes (below the Calculation box).

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Edit the Point Range

Navigate to the course's grades.

Go to the letters tab.

Select "Edit Grade Letters."

Check "Override site defaults."  From here instructors can edit when the grade is received and what the letter grade actually is.

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Export Gradebook to Excel

Step 1: Access the Moodle course you want to export the gradebook in.

Step 2: Click on 'Grades' in the Navigation Drawer.

Step 3: Choose the 'Export' tab and 'Excel spreadsheet'.

Step 4: Check the items you want included and click 'Download'.

Step 5: Check 'Save File' and 'OK'.

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Export Graded Column

Step 1: Enter the course that you would like to export grades from.

Step 2: On the left side of the screen, click the "Grades" tab.


Step 3: You will then want to click on the "Export" option from the grader report.


Step 4: Next, click on "Excel spreadsheet".


Step 5: Scroll down until you see the "Select all/none" option. Click on that to deselect all of the grade items.


Step 6: Now choose the individual item you would like to export. For this example, we will be looking at the Final Test grades. Once you see the item you want, click on the box to select it.


Step 7: Scroll to the bottom of the page. You can change the export format options if you would like. In this example, we will not be changing any of the default options. Once you're satisfied, click "Download".


Step 8: You will see a prompt pop up asking what you'd like to do with the file. Select "Open with Excel 2016 (default)". Then click on "OK".


Step 9: You may need to "Enable Editing" located at the top of the spreadsheet. It will give you a warning that it may contain harmful content but you will be okay. Then, proceed to click on "File" on the top left of the screen.


Step 10: On the left panel of the screen click "Save As". You will then see a list of options. Click "Browse".


Step 11: Now find wherever you store your grades folder. In our example, it is located in the Desktop and titled "Grades". You will see a drop-down menu that says "Save as type:". Click on the down arrow to reveal a list of options. Click on "CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv)".


Step 12: Once you have the file selected and if you're happy with the file name, click "Save".

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Extra Credit

Moodle incorporates extra credit with "extra credit assignments". First, find or create the grading category that you would like the extra credit to apply to. The category that the extra credit is in will only matter if you have custom weights. Keep in mind that only categories with certain aggregation types allow extra credit as referenced above.

Second, click "Add grade item" and change the grade category to the one you chose or created earlier. Then, check the "Extra Credit" option and modify the maximum grade to your liking. Lastly, save your changes.

You can now add grades for the extra credit assignment in the same way you add grades for any other assignment. It is worth noting that neither Moodle nor OrediggerWeb support grades over 100%, so any current or final grades over 100% will be capped at 100%.

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Finding Your Grades

User Report
  1. To find grades, refer to the Navigation Drawer
  2. Click on Grades 
  3. This will bring up your User Report. This view breaks down your overall course grade by assignment and displays any feedback provided by your instructor. The items listed under the Grade Item column are active links that will take you directly back to the actual quiz or assignment.
  4. At the bottom of the table is your current total grade for this course, which is listed as a percentage.
Overview Report

In the gradebook view, notice that you can view either the User report or the Overview report.

When you click on the Overview report tab, you will see all the courses you are currently enrolled in within Moodle.

All your current grades for these courses are visible in this view.

As instructors update your grades, you will automatically see these changes.

This view makes it convenient for you to monitor your overall academic progress throughout the semester for your online coursework.

Clicking on an individual course title with take you directly into your Gradebook view for that course.

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Import Gradebook from Excel

Step 1: Access the Moodle course you want to import the gradebook to.

Step 2: Click on "Grades" in the Navigation Drawer.

Step 3: Choose the "Import" tab and "CSV file".

Step 4: Find your Excel gradebook .csv file and click "Upload grades".

Step 5: View the "Import preview" page to make sure everything looks correct. Next, be sure to map to the correct "Grade item mappings".

  • The grade items such as "Homework" or "Quizzes" are important to match or they will not import correctly.

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Importing to Banner

Please know that this is a new feature and may still have bugs. If you have any problems or feedback, please contact us.

Term Codes consist of the four digit year and two digit semester code, Fall - 70, Spring - 30, and Summer - 50.

For example:

2016 Fall -> 201670

2016 Spring -> 201630

2016 Summer -> 201650

2018 Summer -> 201850

Using your own Excel file

If you are using your own Excel file, please make sure you have these required fields filled for every record:

  1. Term Code
  2. CRN
  3. Student ID
  4. Final Grade (Letter)

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Exporting your grades from Moodle.

If you are exporting you grades from Moodle, please make sure to follow these steps:

  1. In the Moodle course, click on "Gradebook setup" in the navigation drawer.
  2. In the first row of tabs, click on "Export".
  3. In the second row of tabs, click on "Excel Spreadsheet".
  4. Under the "Grade items to be included" the only required check-box is "Course total", so make sure it is checked. If you do not use the "Course Total" column for your final grades, make sure you have whichever column that contains the final grade selected. This MUST be a letter grade.
  5. Under the "Export format options" be sure to check "Letter", this is the only way Banner(OrediggerWeb) will get the correct grades.
  6. Click "Download" and save the file.

Now, you'll need to prepare the file for Banner(OrediggerWeb).

  1. Change the "Institution" header to "TermCode"
  2. Change the "Department" header to "CRN"
  3. Fill in the first cell under TermCode and copy the value into all the following cells.
  4. Fill in the first cell under CRN with the course's CRN and copy the value into all the following cells.
  5. Add another column with the header "Last Attended Date"
    1. Right click the "Email Address" header and then click "Insert". This will add a column to the left of "Email Address".
    2. Type "Last Attended Date" as the header for this column.
    3. If a student has an F in the course, you are required to fill in this field with the last date they attended. Use mm/dd/YYYY format (ex. Jan 3rd 2018 -> 01/03/2018). If you do not fill in this field, the F will not be imported.
    4. Save the file as a new file on the desktop.
  6. Keep all other fields the same.



Now, you are ready to import.

  1. From Banner, open the Faculty Grade Entry App. Click on either "Midterm Grades" or "Final Grades" and then select the course you'll be uploading grades to.
  2. Next, you will want to sort your classes so the most recent term appears first. To sort the term from the newest to the oldest, you need to click on the "Term" column twice. (the first click is to select the column and the second click is to change the sort order)
  3. Click the gear in the upper right corner of the screen and select "Import" from the list.
  4. Click on the word "Browse" and select the Excel file with your grades, then click "Upload". Once the file is uploaded, click "Continue".
  5. Banner(OrediggerWeb) will now let you preview the spread sheet so you know you selected the current file. Make sure "My Spreadsheet has headers" is checked. Once you are sure you picked the right file, click "Continue".
  6. Now Banner(OrediggerWeb) will have you map the values of the spreadsheet to the values Banner(OrediggerWeb) is looking for. The four important matches are: ID number -> Student ID, CRN -> CRN, TermCode -> Term Code*, Course total (Letter) -> Final Grade If any of them are mapped incorrectly, change it using the drop-down menu just above the column header. Once you are sure they are mapped correctly, click "Continue".

  7. Banner(OrediggerWeb) will now preview what the values will look like in Banner. Click on "Download the validation report" to view any errors. This will open text file with a list of the grades that will not be imported. You can attempt to fix any issues using this report and attempting to import again. Click "Continue" once everything looks correct.

  8. Banner(OrediggerWeb) will now give you a completion verification and let you know how many records successfully imported. This is your last chance to download the verification report to see which records need to be fixed, and fix the records. Once you are done, click "Finish".

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Letter Grades

This explains how to adjust the numerical values that correspond to the letters in your grading scale (A, B, C, etc.), how to add a letter grade column, and how to configure the Moodle gradebook to display letter grades for numeric columns.

Please note:

  • It is only possible to import letter grades from a spreadsheet (e.g., Excel) into an existing Letter grade column. You must create the Grade item before importing letter grades.
  • Numeric grades calculated outside Moodle will appear as letters if imported into a numeric grade item set to display letters.
  • There can only be one points-to-letter grade scheme in a Moodle course. Individual grade items cannot have different conversion schemes. Once a scheme is set, it will be used for all items set to display as letter grades


Edit Grade Letter Boundaries

If you are entering numeric values, you can customize the numeric-to-letter conversion scheme in your course.

Important: Once a Letter Grade item is added to a gradebook, you cannot adjust Grade Letter Boundaries (unless you delete all letter grade items). Be sure to set the grading scheme before adding any Letter Grade items.

  1. In the Navigation Drawer/Grades. The gradebook will open to the Grader report or the last page you viewed.
  2. In the navigation tabs (at top), click Letters. The Grade letters page will open showing the values currently being used to convert scores to letter grades.
  3. Click Edit grade letters at the top of the scores summary. The Edit grade letters page will open.
  4. To edit the grade boundary values, check Override site defaults. The fields for Grade letters and Letter grade boundaries will unlock and become editable.
    Note: Letters A and F must correspond to maximum and minimum, respectively. 
  5. Enter new grade letters and/or boundary values as required.
    Note: Numerical values will display as rounded to the second decimal place but letter grade boundaries can have up to 5 decimal places.
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save changes.


Display Letter Grades for Numerical Scores

Setting a numeric grade item to display a letter grade will not "lock" your Grade Letter Boundary scheme (as happens if you add a manual Letter grade item). However, since there is only one grading scheme allowed for the entire course, adjusting the scheme will affect the letter grades displayed for all grade items.

Note: Even if a numerical column is set to display letter grades, when editing is turned on in the Grader report, you must read and input numerical values.

To have numerical grade items and category totals display letter grades:

  1. In the  Navigation Drawer/Grades click Gradebook setup. The gradebook will open to the Gradebook setup page.
  2. Under the Actions column, in the row for a grade item or category title, click Edit. The Edit drop-down menu will open. From the Edit drop-down menu, click Edit settings (Edit Grade Item Icon). The Edit page for this item will open.
  3. Depending on which item you selected, click the either Grade item or Category total heading to expand the page.
  4. Below the list of settings click Show more....
  5. In the Grade display type drop-down menu, select Letter.
    Note: This setting allows up to two grade display types. For example, by selecting Letter (percentage), the grade will display as "B (85%)".
    grade display menu Moodle 2.8
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save changes. You will be returned to the Gradebook setup page. This will change how the grade displays on the User report and the Grader report when editing is turned off.


Add a Manual Letter Grade Item

When you add a graded Activity to a course (such as an assignment or quiz), Moodle automatically adds a column (grade item) to the gradebook for the activity. You can also create grade items not linked to Moodle activities by adding them manually on the Gradebook setup page of the gradebook, then set the grade item to allow you to enter or upload letter grades rather than numeric scores.

Note: You cannot edit grade letter boundaries while Letter grade items exist in your gradebook.

To add a grade item that lets you enter Letter grades:

  1. In the Navigation Drawer/Grades click Gradebook setup. The gradebook will open to the Gradebook setup tab.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Add grade item. The New grade item page will open.
  3. In the Item name field, enter a name for the column. Try to use short names, and do not use special characters, commas, ampersands, or quotes.
  4. In the Grade type drop-down menu, select Letter. (If you do not see this option, click Show more... to view all options)
    Note: This option cannot be changed after the grade item is saved.
  5. The Max grade option will no longer be available. The maximum grade will always be A, minimum grade will always be F.
  6. When finished, click Save changesYou will be returned to the Gradebook setup page.


Use a Manual Letter Grade Item as the Course Total

If you have added a Letter grade column for the purpose of importing Course total grades you need to give the Course total column a formula to pull the grades from the Letter grade item into the Course total column:

  1. After adding your Letter grade item to the gradebook as described above, navigate to Gradebook setup and, in the row for Course total, click Edit. The Edit drop-down menu will open. From the Edit drop-down menu click Edit calculation (Calculation Icon Moodle 2.8). The Edit calculation page opens.
  2. Scroll down to ID numbers and locate the Letter grade column you wish to use for your course total.
  3. In the text entry box for your Letter grade item, provide an ID name or number, for example, FinalLetterGrade.
  4. Click Add ID numbers. The ID will show on the page after your Letter grade item surrounded by double-bracketsfor example[[FinalLetterGrade]].
  5. Stay on the Edit Calculation page and scroll up to the top of the page. In the Calculation entry box enter the formula:  = [[ID Number]], for example, = [[FinalLetterGrade]].
  6. Click Save changes. You will be returned to the Gradebook setup page.
  7. Check to ensure that the grades from your Letter grade item are appearing in the Course total column.
  8. To display the Course total as a letter, see Grade Category Options in the Moodle Gradebook, and under Category Total Settings refer to Grade type.

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Offline Activities

To create an Offline Activity:

  1. Log into your Moodle course.

  2. Turn editing on.

  3. Click 'Add an activity or resource'.

  4. Select 'Assignment' and click 'Add'.

  5. Assign a name and description to your assignment.

  6. Scroll down to submission settings.

  7. Choose 'No' for online text.

  8. Choose 'No' for file submissions.

  9. Apply additional assignment settings.

  10. Click 'Save and return to course'.

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Providing Feedback

  1. Click on the "My Preferences" tab.

  2. Scroll down to "General".

  3. Change show quick feedback to "Yes".

  4. Save changes.

  5. After saving the changes you will be redirected back to the grader report screen.

  6. Turn editing on in your gradebook.

  7. You should notice an extra dotted line box next to the grading box. This dotted box will allow you to enter feedback for your students.

  8. Be sure to update your gradebook or your changes will be lost!

Student view of feedback:

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1) Open up the "Gradebook" for the desired course and click on 'Scales' at the top of gradebook.

2) Click on the "Add a new scale" button at the bottom of the scales page.

3) In the "Add Scale Screen" select the scale options you would like and give it a name. Options should be from lowest to highest and separated by commas. In the picture below is the "Fail Pass" option. Another example is "F=120,D=140,C=160,B=180,A=200".

4) To use your new scale, go into an assignment and select the scale as the grading option.

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Using a Rubric

  1. Enter the gradebook section of the class.


  2. Click on the setup tab.


  3. Click on the assignment the rubric will applied to 
  4. Click on the drop down menu in the top right corner. Select advanced grading
  5. Change the active grading method to Rubric
  6. Select Define new grading form from scratch
  7. Enter a name and description for the rubric. 


  8. Enter the names of the criteria that the assignment will be graded in. 


  9. Names for the levels of accomplishment that a student can reach will also need to be entered. 


  10. To add another criteria click Add criterion 


  11. Modfiy any desired settings 

    Select Save rubric and make it ready The Rubric is now applied to the assignment.

To apply a pre made rubric, instead follow these steps from step 6.


  1. Click Create new grading form from a template 


  2. Search for the rubric that will be applied to the assignment. Any Rubric from any tech classes can be selected. 


  3. After finding the correct rubric select Use this form as a template 


  4. Once the desired rubric is selected its settings can be changed in the assignments drop down menu.

To grade a rubric, follow these steps:

  1. To grade an assignment, click on the desired assignment and then on "Grade".
  2. This will take you to the normal instructor grading screen. If a rubric has been matched to the assignment it will be visible on the right side. 


  3. Click on the level of accomplishment the student met for that criteria. This will assign them that many points for that criteria. To leave a comment for a specific criteria, type it in the far right side. 


  4. The student will be able to see the rubrics they were graded on, the grade they received for each criteria, and the comments left by the instructor. 

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