Gradebook: Using the Gradebook Moodle ISU
Introduction

All student grades for a course can be tracked in the gradebook. All graded activities created on the front page of your course are automatically added to your gradebook. Other grades can be manually entered by creating individual grade items.

This is a general overview of the Gradebook. For specific help on setting up your Gradebook,  contact the ITRC - (208)-282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu. .

This guide will help you to:

Access Your Gradebook

To access your Gradebook from the homepage of your course:

  1. In the Administration block, Click Grades.

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Hide Your Gradebook

There are two ways that you can hide grades from students.  First you can hide the gradebook link in the course settings. Second you can hide individual grades/categories within the gradebook.

Note: Hiding quiz grades is controlled separately in the Review options section of the quiz settings. To hide quiz grades, see the Review options section of Quiz: Step 2: Creating Quizzes in Moodle ISU.

To hide the Gradebook link:

  1. In the Administration block, Click Edit settings.

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  1. Locate the Appearance section.
  1. From the Show gradebook to students dropdown menu, Select No.

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  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  2. Click Save and display.

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To hide/unhide individual grades:

  1. In the Administration block, Click Grades.

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  1. In the Grader report, Turn editing on.

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  1. Locate the student and assignment you wish to hide.
  2. Click the eye icon above the grade given box.

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-OR-

  1. Click the gear icon.
  2. In the Edit grade section, Check the box next to Hidden.

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Note: You can also set a Hidden until timeline by Checking the Enable box and setting the dates.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  2. Click Save changes.

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To hide category grades:

  1. In the Administration block, Click Grades.
  2. In the Grader report, Turn editing on.
  3. Locate the category you wish to hide.
  4. Click the eye icon in category name box.

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-OR-

  1. Click the gear icon.
  2. In the Category total section, Check the box next to Hidden.

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  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  2. Click Save changes.

-OR-

  1. In the Administration block, Click Grades.
  2. In the dropdown menu below the Turn editing on button, Select Categories and items from the Setup section.

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  1. Locate the category you wish to hide.
  2. In the Actions column, from the Edit dropdown menu, Select Hide.

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  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  2. Click Save changes.

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Navigate in the Gradebook

There are two ways to move through the gradebook:

  1. Dropdown menu -  this is located beneath the Turn edit on/off button.

  1. You can access all of the pages the gradebook offers.

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  1. Administration block - You can access the same features via the Administration block as you can with the dropdown menu.

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Description of Gradebook pages

The gradebook has several different pages and reports available.  They are:

Note:  Currently, scales do not calculate into the course total.

Note: Letter grade boundaries can be decimal numbers.

View Student Grades With The Grader Report

You can use the grader report to view the grades for your students. It is the default view you see when you access the gradebook.  All graded activities on your course homepage, such as quizzes or assignments, are automatically added into the gradebook. You can also manually create grade items for things like participation or in class presentations.  The grader report screen will also allow you to manually enter grades if needed.  

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You can determine which grades are displayed when you look at the grader report.  Changing this setting will not affect how the students see the gradebook. Each section has a small icon immediately to the right of its name. Clicking this will cycle through three display modes for that category.

To change the display mode:

  1. Locate the square icon next to the category of which you want to change the view style.
  2. Click on the icon to change the view style.

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Note: The icon will change based the view option.

 Aggregates Only - Category total column only  

 Grades Only - Without the category totals column

 Full View - Grades and the aggregates (the totals column for the category)          

Adding a Category

Grade categories are helpful in organizing the gradebook and establishing weights to follow your syllabus.

To add a grade category:

  1. Navigate to Categories and items.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  3. Click Add category.

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Grade Category

  1. Type the name of your new category in the Category name field.
  2. Select your desired aggregation type from the Aggregation dropdown menu.

Note: For detailed information on aggregation types, visit Grade Aggregation.

Note: For help with aggregation, contact ITRC - (208)-282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu. .

  1. Click Show more for the remainder of the options available.

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  1. Decide whether or not you wish to keep the Exclude empty grades box checked.
  1. Empty grades are grades that are missing from the gradebook possibly from assignments or quizzes that have not yet been completed.
  2. If you decide to uncheck the box, the empty grades will be counted as minimal grades.
  1. For example: a zero for an an assignment with a grade from 0-5.
  1. You can select to Include outcomes in aggregation.
  1. If selected, this may result in an unexpected category total.

Note: This option is not commonly used. If you have any questions contact ITRC at (208) 282-5880 or at itrc@isu.edu.

  1. You can select whether or not to Keep the highest grades from this category.
  1. This option is commonly used for multiple tests and assignments where only the highest grade from the students’ attempts will be kept.
  1. You can also select whether or not to Drop the lowest grades from this category.
  1. You can choose how many of the items in the category to drop by typing in a number greater than zero.

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Category Total

  1. Select how you want this item to be graded from the Grade type dropdown menu.
  1. Value is the default grading method.
  2. Scales and Text are not counted in the gradebook calculations.
  3. None will prevent any grade from being entered.