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Moodle Gradebook

Book Description

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.

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Moodle Gradebook
    1. Moodle Gradebook
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewers
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. How to use this book
      3. What you need for this book
      4. Who this book is for
      5. Conventions
      6. Reader feedback
      7. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    7. 1. Introduction to the Gradebook
      1. Getting to the gradebook
      2. Activities that work with the gradebook
      3. Key features of the gradebook
        1. Organizing grades
      4. Summary
    8. 2. Customizing the Grades
      1. Numeric grades
      2. Letter grades
        1. Customizing letter grades
          1. Creating a letter grade that uses words
      3. Scales
        1. Customizing grade scales
          1. Have another go!
      4. Using outcomes
      5. Summary
    9. 3. Adding Graded Activities
      1. Adding assignments
      2. Adding outcomes to an assignment
      3. Advanced grading methods
        1. Rubrics
      4. Adding additional grades directly into the gradebook
      5. Summary
    10. 4. Assigning Grades
      1. Grading an assignment
        1. The Submission section
        2. The Grades section
        3. The Feedback section
      2. The Optional settings section
        1. Quick grading within the grading screen
        2. Other options when using the assignment grading table
      3. Grading an assignment with outcomes
      4. Grading an assignment with a rubric
      5. Grading a graded item within the gradebook
      6. Quick grading within the gradebook
      7. Summary
    11. 5. Using Calculations
      1. Calculating the course grade
        1. Why use normalization?
        2. Aggregation types
        3. Maximum grades
      2. Example one — mean of grades
        1. Including all graded activities
        2. Simple weighted mean of grades
        3. Weighted mean of grades
      3. Example two — sum of grades
        1. Viewing letter grades in the gradebook
          1. Setting the course default for the grade display type
      4. Example three — using scales
      5. Example four — using outcomes
      6. Summary
    12. 6. Organizing Using Categories
      1. Adding categories
      2. Excluding assessments from the final grade
        1. Excluding assessments from aggregation for all students
        2. Excluding assessments from aggregation for individual students
      3. Summary
    13. 7. Reporting with the Gradebook
      1. Grader report
        1. Using groups to further improve gradebook use
          1. Creating groups
          2. Enabling assignments to use groups
          3. Viewing groups in the gradebook
      2. Outcomes report
      3. Overview report
      4. User report
      5. Which reports do students see?
      6. Customizing the reports view
      7. Exporting the gradebook data
      8. Summary
    14. 8. Additional Features for Progress Tracking
      1. Setting pass grades
      2. Activity tracking
        1. Reporting
          1. Student view
          2. Teacher view
      3. Course completion
        1. Reporting
          1. Teacher view
          2. Student view
      4. Summary