3 Features You Might Not Know About Moodle’s Top Performance Management Tool


Corrections made on 2-2.

The Moodle Gradebook is often regarded as the teacher’s control tower of their course. As it centralizes course and student information, it is almost of mandatory use for teachers that grade student course performance from Moodle.

An update at moodle.com details some components of this powerful and intricate tool. Here are three that teachers might find useful and use to increase their productivity:

Grader Report. It shows a complete list of users with a breakdown of their grades, with link to their profile and notification options. It offers several navigation and sorting tools, from search to an alphabetical index, to quickly finding individuals in courses with a large number of students.

Grade History. This tool creates a snapshot in time of the Grader Report, for all or a subset of students, in any time interval.

Individual User Report. Each student enrolled in a course has their own report, which offers details about proficiency levels, feedback, and more. If the teacher has the necessary permissions, this tool can also customize the assessment rules for the individual, which could prove beneficial at the expense of standardization.

These and other pages, as well as visual customization options, can be modified or restricted for teachers by Moodle system administrators.

Check out the Moodle Documentation summary page for Grades and the Gradebook.

Read “How can Moodle’s Gradebook improve the platform’s usability for teachers?” at moodle.com.

Corrections made on 2-2. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Grader Report offered bulk messaging options.

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