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In this course, author Chris Mattia helps educators create online courses that complement classroom-based instruction and foster student interaction using the free learning management system Moodle. The course details the basics of setting up a test environment, disseminating course information, creating forums, and assessing student progress. Tutorials on building course materials with Moodle's built-in HTML editor, preparing and posting various types of media, uploading assignments, and evaluating tests automatically are also included.
Now that we've logged into each of the different student accounts and handed in assignments for all the different assignments and taken the quiz, we should now be back into our course logged in as ourselves with editing turned on. And now it's time to begin grading all of these assignments. Now to begin grading an assignment, there's a variety of different ways you can get to the assignment. But one way that you can always use is to simply go over to the Settings block on the left-hand side and click on Grades to go into your grade book. Then from your grader report, you can simply scroll over to the particular assignment that you want to grade.
In this case, we'll begin with the Research Project Ideas assignment. You can access the grading for this assignment by simply clicking on the name of the assignment from the top of the column. This will take you into the grading page for this particular assignment. Here we can see all the assignments that have been submitted. Now one thing to note, as of the recording of this video, there is a bug in Moodle 2.0 that shows the instructors as well as the students intermixed within the grades. This may not be happening by the time you're watching this movie.
But in this case, you'll see yourself mixed in with the grades here. One other thing is that in order to give ourselves a little more room to work, I'm going to go ahead and move the Settings block on the left-hand column into the Dock by clicking on the small icon in the upper left-hand corner. Now we get a much better view of all the contents within this grade page. As we look at the grading page, we notice that all of the student names are listed down in the left-hand side. We have a place where the Grades will display, any Comments that we add.
The last file or content of whatever the student has submitted will be listed in this column. There's information about the last time that this file was modified by us. There's a link for Grade and there will be a display for Final grade. To grade a particular student, all you need to do is click on the link for Grade on the line for that student. Then you're taken into the detailed grading page for that particular assignment. Here you can see the student's name. If the student has uploaded a picture, you'd see their picture here.
You can see the date and time that they handed in the assignment. As we scroll down in the page, next we see the actual submission that the student made. Here we see the full text of what the student submitted. In this case it's a simple hypothesis statement. As we scroll down a little further, we have a dropdown menu where we can assign the grade for this assignment. The grade value should already be set to the value that we assigned when we set up the assignment. For Sally's grade, I'll go ahead and assign her a score of 8 out of 10.
She probably could have put a little more information in here. Now we'll scroll down a little bit further and we have place where we can add some feedback. You can go ahead and you can apply some feedback directly to the text that the student has submitted. In this case, I'll click at the end of the text, hit a line Return, and then to differentiate my text from the student's, I'll go ahead and click the dropdown menu and select a different color to enter my text in. I'll choose this nice orange color, FF6600. Please flush out these ideas a bit more.
Now we can simply scroll down and we can save the changes to this grade, or we can click Save and show next. If we click Save and show next, then the next student in the list, which is Elvis, their assignment appears here and we're able to continue grading. We'll simply scroll down, we'll assign a grade to Elvis, give him a 7, scroll on down, Save and show next. Now we see Eugene's assignment. We can scroll down, we give Eugene a 9 out of 10.
Scroll down to the bottom, Save and show next. We have Johnny's, scroll down, we'll give Johnny a grade of 7 out of 10. We'll scroll down, Save and show next. And then we get Al's. We'll assign him a grade of 8, scroll down. And because Al is the last student in our list, we do not get the Save and go to next, we just simply have a Save changes button. When we click Save changes, we're returned back to our grading page.
Here we can see all of the individual grades that we assigned. We can see any comments that were handed back to the student and we can still access all the information here. To return back to our grade book, we can simply click on the link up here in the upper right-hand corner to see all course grades. Go ahead and click on that link and it will take us right back to our grade book. If we scroll over in our grade book, we can see the grades that we assigned to each student. As we hover our mouse over top, we also get to see the information that was submitted back to the student.
We get an average down at the bottom. And our subcategory has also got a subtotal as well. Let's go ahead and scroll back over to the left-hand side. And in the next movie, we'll explore the quick grading feature.
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