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Grading assignments

From: Moodle 2.1 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Grading assignments

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.

Grading assignments

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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  1. 3m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Course overview
      1m 34s
    3. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 1h 10m
    1. What you need to get started
      4m 27s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      9m 23s
    3. Configuring Moodle for the Mac
      5m 29s
    4. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      11m 35s
    5. Configuring Moodle for Windows
      7m 21s
    6. Creating a custom theme
      10m 0s
    7. Creating user accounts
      6m 4s
    8. Creating a new course
      6m 35s
    9. Just enough site administration
      9m 51s
  3. 1h 20m
    1. Logging in and getting oriented
      4m 23s
    2. Managing private files
      3m 41s
    3. Customizing your profile
      8m 26s
    4. Customizing course settings
      10m 14s
    5. Editing the header block
      5m 18s
    6. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 43s
    7. Communicating news to students
      4m 4s
    8. Managing files and folders
      6m 14s
    9. Posting lecture slides
      4m 37s
    10. Organizing course content
      12m 31s
    11. Setting up the Gradebook
      5m 4s
    12. Creating a simple assignment
      9m 45s
    13. Messaging students
      2m 49s
  4. 26m 45s
    1. HTML Editor overview
      5m 9s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 10s
    3. Creating internal links
      3m 14s
    4. Creating external links
      2m 42s
    5. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      4m 26s
    6. Creating equations
      6m 4s
  5. 47m 28s
    1. Preparing images
      5m 19s
    2. Posting image files
      3m 18s
    3. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 23s
    4. Creating header graphics in Fireworks
      7m 58s
    5. Preparing audio
      9m 41s
    6. Posting audio files
      4m 49s
    7. Preparing video
      7m 21s
    8. Posting QuickTime video as .mov files
      2m 43s
    9. Posting Flash video as .flv files
      2m 56s
  6. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding repositories
      3m 5s
    2. Configuring a Dropbox repository
      6m 13s
    3. Using a Dropbox repository
      4m 43s
    4. Configuring a Google Docs repository
      1m 15s
    5. Using a Google Docs repository
      5m 20s
    6. Configuring a Flickr repository
      6m 13s
    7. Using a Flickr repository
      4m 5s
    8. Configuring the YouTube videos repository
      1m 7s
    9. Using the YouTube videos repository
      4m 8s
  7. 38m 50s
    1. Understanding resources and activities
      1m 9s
    2. Posting a file or document
      8m 36s
    3. Displaying a folder of documents
      4m 33s
    4. Using a label to bring your course to life
      6m 42s
    5. Creating a custom web page
      10m 33s
    6. Posting a URL for a web resource
      7m 17s
  8. 25m 51s
    1. Assignments overview
      1m 43s
    2. Advanced uploading of files assignment
      11m 32s
    3. Online text assignment
      4m 20s
    4. Uploading a single file assignment
      3m 42s
    5. Offline activity assignment
      3m 21s
    6. Assignment and Gradebook interactions
      1m 13s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      4m 57s
    2. Understanding Choice, Feedback, and Survey activities
      1m 23s
    3. Creating a Choice activity
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a customized Feedback activity
      4m 47s
    5. Adding a multiple choice question
      3m 14s
    6. Adding a dependent followup question
      3m 7s
    7. Adding a rating question
      2m 39s
    8. Adding an open response question
      2m 36s
    9. Analyzing Feedback results
      4m 16s
    10. Adding a standardized survey
      3m 25s
  10. 17m 18s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      5m 29s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      2m 53s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      2m 53s
    4. Creating a secondary glossary
      6m 3s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a forum
      4m 40s
    2. Seeding a forum with questions
      3m 9s
    3. Participating in a forum
      4m 7s
  12. 31m 24s
    1. Creating a wiki
      4m 15s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      5m 28s
    3. Creating new pages
      2m 47s
    4. Creating lists
      3m 42s
    5. Adding images
      3m 53s
    6. Creating external links
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a table
      6m 55s
  13. 1h 4m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 20s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      2m 24s
    3. Creating a first question
      7m 10s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      3m 1s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 22s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      8m 19s
    7. Creating essay questions
      4m 59s
    8. Creating match questions
      7m 10s
    9. Creating a quiz
      9m 0s
    10. Adding questions to a quiz
      2m 20s
    11. Changing the order of questions
      3m 1s
    12. Assigning quiz points
      1m 35s
    13. Previewing a finished quiz
      5m 50s
  14. 39m 38s
    1. Gradebook overview
      4m 53s
    2. Moving an assignment into a category
      1m 33s
    3. Completing assignments as a student
      11m 31s
    4. Grading assignments
      5m 5s
    5. Using quick grading
      1m 28s
    6. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      1m 58s
    7. Grading offline assignments
      1m 26s
    8. Grading an online quiz
      5m 1s
    9. Exporting grades to Excel
      2m 48s
    10. Importing grades from Excel
      3m 55s
  15. 9m 55s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      4m 8s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 7s
  16. 50m 41s
    1. Course administration overview
      2m 54s
    2. Managing course settings
      9m 5s
    3. Enabling completion tracking
      2m 20s
    4. Setting tracking for resources and activities
      3m 38s
    5. Managing tracking settings
      3m 51s
    6. Reporting on course tracking
      1m 32s
    7. Managing user roles
      4m 2s
    8. Backing up your course
      3m 36s
    9. Restoring data from a backup
      4m 50s
    10. Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1
      6m 25s
    11. Importing content to another course
      3m 46s
    12. Resetting a course
      4m 42s
  17. 2m 6s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 37s
    2. Goodbye
      29s

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