Assignment: Grading Assignments Moodle ISU
There are several ways you can grade assignments. You can choose to download all the submissions and grade offline, or enter a grade directly into the Gradebook. Whichever you choose, it is highly recommended that instructors use the student Grader report page. This page displays each student’s submission status, their assignment, and any comments. The grader report also allows instructors to enter grades and feedback comments for students.
This guide will help you to:
Assignments in Moodle can be graded in the Grader report page. However grading within the assignment page will allow instructors to view pertinent information, and will assist in making the grading process simple and straightforward.
Note: For archival purposes, you can export student work into a portfolio that can be stored to Box, Google Drive, or on your computer. For more information, see Export to Portfolio.
Note: Instructors have the option to enable feedback files. This allows the teacher to upload the student’s assignment with their comments and other feedback directly on the document. To enable this option you must select Feedback file in the Edit settings area of the assignment. Once enabled you will see a section in the Grader view page where you may upload the file.
If you used a Rubric as a grading method, see:
If you need to grant an extension or revision, see Assignment: Granting Extensions and Revisions
Instructors have the option to grade assignments offline. From the Grading summary page, instructors can download all submissions to be viewed outside of Moodle. Instructors also have the ability to download a grading worksheet. This will be an Excel spreadsheet which can be used for inputting grades, which then can be imported back to Moodle where the grades will transfer to the Gradebook.
Note: The file will be in a zipped (compressed) format.
For information on how to unzip the file see:
Note: To download the grading worksheet, you must check the Offline grading worksheet option under the Feedback types section in the Edit settings area for the assignment.
Note: After you have saved the file, you can go through and enter in each student’s grades directly onto the worksheet. When finished, you must save the spreadsheet as a .CSV format.
Note: The Excel spreadsheet must be saved in a CSV format.
Instructors have the ability to sort submissions. This may make grading assignments more manageable and potentially save time. The submissions table can be sorted by using any of the fields, such as, name, grade, status, etc.
Last Modified (submission)
Submissions can be sorted by the time of upload or by their status. Click Last modified (submission) in the Grading summary page to filter the submissions.
On the Grading summary page, under the submissions table, you can sort the submissions to aid in your grading. Under Options, there are several settings you can modify.
From the Grade screen you can also change the Filters. To do so, Click on the Filter Icon and Select the appropriate filter.
For more information on grading assignments, see: Viewing and Grading Submitted Assignments
For additional assistance, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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