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Gradebook: Adding a Grade Item

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The gradebook offers a means to view assignments, quizzes or any other item that you would like to grade.

Accessing the Gradebook:

1. Login to your Moodle course

2. Click on Grades in the Administration block

Select the gradebook under the admin tab

Gradebook: Adding a Grade Item

Graded items are automatically added to the gradebook when various activities are created in the Central Column, e.g assignments, quizzes, etc. However sometimes you may want to manually add a grade item for an activity that takes place outside of Moodle.

1. Open the Gradebook Setup tab

Select Setup then Gradebook Setup

2. Choose Add grade item

Select add grade item at the bottom of the page

3. Enter in the grade item name

Give the grade item a 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.

Select the type of grading for the item.

5. Enter in the Maximum and Minimum grade

Set the minimum and maximum grades for this item

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.

Select whether or not you want the new item to be hidden or locked.

7. Choose the necessary Grade category

Select a category for the item to show up under.

8. Click Save changes

Click save to finish adding the item.

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