Moodle Gradebook

If you’re already using Moodle for your courses, adding the power of the in-built gradebook can make teaching life a lot easier. This book tells you all about it – from basic concepts to clever customization.

Moodle Gradebook

Progressing
Rebecca Barrington

If you’re already using Moodle for your courses, adding the power of the in-built gradebook can make teaching life a lot easier. This book tells you all about it – from basic concepts to clever customization.
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ISBN 139781849518147
Paperback128 pages

About This Book

  • Use Moodle’s powerful gradebook more effectively to monitor and report on the progress of your students
  • Customize the gradebook to calculate and show the information you need
  • Discover new grading features and tracking functions now available in Moodle 2

Who This Book Is For

Moodle Gradebook is for anyone who uses Moodle as a course instructor. You will need to know the basic functions of using and navigating Moodle, but no prior knowledge of the grades functions will be required.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Gradebook
Getting to the gradebook
Activities that work with the gradebook
Key features of the gradebook
Summary
Chapter 2: Customizing the Grades
Numeric grades
Letter grades
Scales
Using outcomes
Summary
Chapter 3: Adding Graded Activities
Adding assignments
Adding outcomes to an assignment
Advanced grading methods
Adding additional grades directly into the gradebook
Summary
Chapter 4: Assigning Grades
Grading an assignment
The Optional settings section
Grading an assignment with outcomes
Grading an assignment with a rubric
Grading a graded item within the gradebook
Quick grading within the gradebook
Summary
Chapter 5: Using Calculations
Calculating the course grade
Example one — mean of grades
Example two — sum of grades
Example three — using scales
Example four — using outcomes
Summary
Chapter 6: Organizing Using Categories
Adding categories
Excluding assessments from the final grade
Summary
Chapter 7: Reporting with the Gradebook
Grader report
Outcomes report
Overview report
User report
Which reports do students see?
Customizing the reports view
Exporting the gradebook data
Summary
Chapter 8: Additional Features for Progress Tracking
Setting pass grades
Activity tracking
Course completion
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the core functions of the gradebook, what information it shows, and how to get to it.
  • Add graded assignments to your online course that make use of number and word grades as well as the use of outcomes.
  • Create categories to arrange graded activities in the gradebook.
  • Use options to filter the information you want to see.
  • Discover the preset aggregation types to calculate category and course totals based on the course requirements.
  • View reports and export data to further review student progress.
  • Set up activity and course completion to further aid assessment tracking for students and teachers.
  • Discover the new advanced grading option now available in Moodle 2.

In Detail

Moodle, as a learning management system, is used to provide resources, interactive activities and assessments to students. Through the use of the gradebook, Moodle can also be used to store grades, calculate final marks and track student achievement and progress to help the teacher manage the learning process.

Through the use of the gradebook, Moodle can also be used to store grades, making it much easier for you to organize your work and relay information to your students. This book provides examples of practical uses of the gradebook to demystify the terminology and options available, allowing you to make full use of the assessment tracking features and, most importantly, customize it to meet your needs.

Moodle Gradebook will introduce you to the core functions of the gradebook as you will learn how to add your own graded activities before marking this work. You will customize how you view the grades and organize the activities so that your course needs are met. You will also use the new completion functions within Moodle 2.x to track progress further. Make the gradebook accommodate your requirements by adding your own grading options and setting it up to present the information you need.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Gradebook
Getting to the gradebook
Activities that work with the gradebook
Key features of the gradebook
Summary
Chapter 2: Customizing the Grades
Numeric grades
Letter grades
Scales
Using outcomes
Summary
Chapter 3: Adding Graded Activities
Adding assignments
Adding outcomes to an assignment
Advanced grading methods
Adding additional grades directly into the gradebook
Summary
Chapter 4: Assigning Grades
Grading an assignment
The Optional settings section
Grading an assignment with outcomes
Grading an assignment with a rubric
Grading a graded item within the gradebook
Quick grading within the gradebook
Summary
Chapter 5: Using Calculations
Calculating the course grade
Example one — mean of grades
Example two — sum of grades
Example three — using scales
Example four — using outcomes
Summary
Chapter 6: Organizing Using Categories
Adding categories
Excluding assessments from the final grade
Summary
Chapter 7: Reporting with the Gradebook
Grader report
Outcomes report
Overview report
User report
Which reports do students see?
Customizing the reports view
Exporting the gradebook data
Summary
Chapter 8: Additional Features for Progress Tracking
Setting pass grades
Activity tracking
Course completion
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849518147
Paperback128 pages
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