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Moodle - Student QuickStart Guide: Grades & Scales

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Moodle - Grades and Scales

Grades and Scales

  1. Viewing Grades for Individual Assignments
  2. Viewing the Gradebook

Moodle has a built-in gradebook that closely integrates the assignment tool with instructors' grading functions.  Grades are assigned from individual assignments, and the grade information is automatically transferred to the gradebook.  This portion of the Using Moodle guide will provide information on grades in Moodle for both students and instructors.

Viewing Grades for Individual Assignments

If your instructor is using the online grading options provided by Moodle, you can view feedback and grades for your assignments from the assignment itself.  Locate your assignment in the course space, then click on the assignment name or icon (Assignment) to view the assignment.

If your instructor has provided feedback or a grade, you will see this information above the assignment you submitted (if applicable):

Sample grade/feedback

Some assignment types allow instructors to add attachments along with feedback and grades.  If your instructor has included an attachment, this will be displayed below the feedback and grade information.

Feedback with attachment

To view the attachment, click on the filename or icon.

You can also view grade information by clicking on the Assignment link in the Activities block:

Activities block

You will then see a list of all the assignments for your class.  Your grade information will be in the far right hand column:

Assignment List with Grade

Viewing the Gradebook

If your instructor is using the online grading options provided by Moodle, you can view you entry in the course gradebook in addition to viewing grades for individual assignments.

To view your entry in the Moodle gradebook, click on the Grades link in the Administration block.

Depending on the way your instructor has configured the gradebook, you will either see your grades, item by item:

Grades for Individual Items

or by category:

Grades displayed by category

A word of caution: by default, the gradebook displays final grades cumulatively, so your "final grade" may appear to be far worse than it actually is if you have not yet submitted all assignments.


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