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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist faculty with Moodle questions.

Set up Basic Gradebook

  1. Under the Administration section of your course, click Gradebook setup.
  2. From the Gradebook setup page, you can change grade weights, hide assignments, add graded items, etc. 
  3. Click Save changes

Add Graded Items to the Gradebook

  1. Under the Administration section of your course, click Gradebook setup.
  2. In the Gradebook setup, click Add grade item.
  3. Add an Item name. You can adjust the weight of the grade here. 
  4. Click Show more...
  5. You will see more options, such as maximum grade. If you want more information about a topic, then click the question mark next to it. 
  6. After adding the information, click Save changes.

Set up Blind Grading

Blind grading allows an instructor or other assigned person to grade/score assignments without knowing the name of each student. 

  1. Under the Administration section of your course, click Turn editing on.
  2. Next to the assignment you want to blind grade, click the Edit settings button, which looks like a small gear or cog.
  3. Scroll down and click on Grade
  4. In the Grade section, click on Show more...
  5. In the Blind grading category, change the drop-down menu to Yes
  6. Scroll down and click Save and display

Create a Rubric

  1. Set up your assignment.
  2. Under the Administration section of your course, click Turn editing on.
  3. Next to the assignment you want to add a rubric to, click the Edit settings button, which looks like a small gear or cog.
  4. Scroll down and click on Grade
  5. Next to Grading method, choose Rubric from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Save and display.
  7. Choose to Define new grading form from scratch or Create new grading form from a template. (If you have not used rubrics before, then you will need to select Define new grading form from scratch.)
  8. Give your rubric a Name. Add/edit information in the first section. (Click the +Add criterion to develop your rubric. In this section, you can edit criterion, assign levels, and select the number of points. Continue to +Add criterion and Add level as needed.) Select the other options you want. 
  9.  Click Save rubric and make it ready

Add a Grading Guide

You can use a grading guide instead of a rubric. Grading guides (sometimes called marking guides) and rubrics are similar, but grading guides do not have different rankings for the assignment's criteria. Therefore, grading guides are simpler than rubrics. You can provide a score and a comment to the student. For information, see the Moodle help site on this topic.

  1. Set up your assignment.
  2. Under the Administration section of your course, click Turn editing on.
  3. Next to the assignment you want to add a rubric to, click the Edit settings button, which looks like a small gear or cog.
  4. Scroll down and click on Grade
  5. Next to Grading method, choose Grading guide from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Save and display.
  7. Choose to Define new grading form from scratch or Create new grading form from a template. (If you have not used rubrics before, then you will need to select Define new grading form from scratch.)
  8. Give your grading guide a Name. Add/edit information in the Grading guide. (Click the Add criterion to develop your grading guide. In this section, you can edit criterion, add a frequently used comment, and etc.) Select the other options you want. 
  9.  Click Save grading guide and make it ready

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