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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

Click on grades in the settings block


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 Categories and items tab

Category and Items Tab

2. Choose Add grade item

Add grade item

3. Enter in the grade item name

Enter in the grade item 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.

Choosing a grade type

5. Enter in the Maximum and Minimum grade

Maximum and Minimum grade values

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.

Grade item hidden or not from students

7. Choose the necessary Grade category

Grade Category

8. Click Save changes

Save Changes


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