If there is anything that I’ve learned over the past month or so, it is that the Moodle Gradebook is a source of pain for many Moodlers out there. While Moodle is currently in process of updating the UX for the gradebook, even if they’re awesome and life changing these updates will take some time to trickle down into day-to-day use for most Moodlers.
Conquering the gradebook can be a challenge, and there are certainly a number of online options for learning more. But, there are also a few people / groups out there who are trail blazing and providing examples for the rest of us. One of these groups are at UCSF who operate their Moodle under the guide of CLE. Sean Gabriel McClelland, an elearning Technology Specialist at the UCSF Library, recently posted about how to “conquer” the CLE gradebook, including topics like:
- organize and calculate grades
- allowing students to view their own grades
- customization options, and
- both simple or complex grading schemes
- how extra credit works
- making a back up copy of grade histories
- capturing grades from in-class assignments that have no electronic component
While the help guides within the post are CLE specific, obviously, they offer an opportunity to see how one Moodlverse is helping their community to make the most of the power behind the gradebook. Check it out and see if there are ways you can adapt them to your institution!
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