Grades in Moodle Gradebook may take several hours to update. If you see angry exclamation points next to students scores in Perusall, make sure the name of assignment in Perusall is an exact match for name in Moodle. If the exclamation points are only listed next to some students, they need to re-enter the Perusall reading from Moodle to reconnect their Moodle identity and their Perusall identity. See more info on grade syncing issues from Perusall.
Many faculty report the default Perusall scoring settings are too tough. In Perusall Settings, select the Scoring tab to adjust how grades are calculated. Common adjustments: increase Annotation Content Score Target (move from 60% to a higher percent), reduce number of Annotations to Grade, or increase Getting Responses Target (move from 20% to a higher percent). In general, moving the slider percents to a higher percent will make it easier for students to get credit for their engagement.
Try switching to the Annotate Figure mode (within top menu).
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