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Using blind marking

From: Moodle 2.4 Essential Training

Video: Using blind marking

In some situations, it is heplful, or even essential, that we don't know whose work we are grading. I.e our students identities are hidden from us. This is particularly important if we don't want to be influenced by our knowledge of them personally, or if it's an examination. In this video we'll explore what Moodle calls blind marking. And to do this we need to have editing turned on in the course either by clicking the button top right as have done here, or by clicking the link in the settings block.

Using blind marking

In some situations, it is heplful, or even essential, that we don't know whose work we are grading. I.e our students identities are hidden from us. This is particularly important if we don't want to be influenced by our knowledge of them personally, or if it's an examination. In this video we'll explore what Moodle calls blind marking. And to do this we need to have editing turned on in the course either by clicking the button top right as have done here, or by clicking the link in the settings block.

And then we scroll down to select the section where we'd like to add our blind marked assignment. I am going to choose Assessment and Evaluation. So we click the link at an activity or resource and then choose assignment at the top. Don't worry if you have another link which says assignment 2.2, this merely means that your Moodle has been upgraded from an earlier version and you can safely ignore that. If we click it once, we have information over on the right. Giving us some details about how best to use assignments.

And then we can click the Add button at the bottom. Or if we've already read that in are familiar with assignments, we can simply click the Radio button twice. On the assignment setup page, it's important to give the assignment a useful name so that our students understand what they have to do for it. And then in the description we need to add the instructions for what they need to do. I've already got some, which I'm going to paste here now. We can decide whether to display those instructions on the course page or not by clicking the box.

And then we have some general assignment settings. For example, we can set a deadline, a due date for the assignment, or a cut off date after which they won't be able to send any work in and then other settings. The most important one for us now being blind marking and so we are going to select Yes. We can choose what type of assignment we would like them to do in the Submission settings. I'm just going to leave it as a default, File Submissions One. In other words, each student can send in one file.

This might be a presentation or a word process document. And then, we will scroll down and click Save and Display, and take a look at how we, as a teacher, will see the assignment in the grade book. So, if we click the link View grade or submissions even though the students haven't actually handed in their work yet. We can see, that instead of seeing the names of our students, for example we know we have a student George Adams, it says randomly generated participant numbers.

These have nothing to do with the actual ID of the students, and we have no way of knowing, who is who. So one of these is George, but when we click to edit their work, we don't know who they are. However its important to realize that blind marking is not a 100% fool proof because we can if we need to actually reveal the student identities by scrolling down and in the settings block there is a link reveal student identities. And once we click here, we're reminded that we will be able to see who has submitted which work and that the grading will no longer be blind.

And so in this video, we've setup an assignment with Moodles blind marking feature. To enable a teacher to grade without knowing the identities of the students. But we have also realized the limitations of this, so we're very clear what it can and can't do. And for some institutions who need absolute privacy, this might not be the perfect solution.

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  1. 3m 29s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      23s
    3. Surveying our project for this course
      1m 53s
  2. 24m 45s
    1. Obtaining Moodle
      3m 12s
    2. Logging in and moving around
      3m 28s
    3. Editing your profile
      2m 57s
    4. Using the text editor
      1m 58s
    5. Choosing your course layout
      3m 49s
    6. Setting up your course
      2m 24s
    7. Adding a banner
      3m 19s
    8. Adding a welcome message
      3m 38s
  3. 5m 58s
    1. Announcing course events
      1m 50s
    2. Using the calendar
      2m 19s
    3. Adding events blocks
      1m 49s
  4. 21m 8s
    1. Uploading your course information
      3m 56s
    2. Understanding the edit icons
      2m 35s
    3. Uploading a folder of exam papers
      3m 47s
    4. Giving instructions to your students
      2m 30s
    5. Displaying a YouTube video
      3m 26s
    6. Linking to a useful website
      2m 6s
    7. Embedding widgets into your course
      2m 48s
  5. 14m 40s
    1. Manually enrolling students
      1m 48s
    2. Allowing students to self-enroll
      2m 25s
    3. Putting your students into groups
      2m 54s
    4. Giving access to private files
      3m 38s
    5. Setting up messaging
      2m 21s
    6. Seeing who's online
      1m 34s
  6. 18m 5s
    1. Creating a discussion forum
      3m 53s
    2. Setting up a chat room
      3m 10s
    3. Blogging
      2m 57s
    4. Creating a wiki
      4m 12s
    5. Creating a glossary
      3m 53s
  7. 26m 45s
    1. Setting up a text assignment
      4m 9s
    2. Setting up a file assignment
      3m 50s
    3. Making a group assignment
      4m 3s
    4. Using blind marking
      3m 35s
    5. Student view of an assignment
      2m 14s
    6. Grading an assignment
      1m 57s
    7. Dealing with deadlines
      1m 35s
    8. Downloading assignments
      1m 50s
    9. Uploading feedback files
      3m 32s
  8. 12m 59s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 16s
    2. Organizing your gradebook
      1m 51s
    3. Manually adding grades
      1m 44s
    4. Adding custom scales
      2m 44s
    5. Importing and exporting grades
      4m 24s
  9. 11m 32s
    1. Overview of Moodle's quiz
      1m 38s
    2. Setting up a quiz front page
      3m 39s
    3. Adding questions to a quiz
      4m 6s
    4. Student view of a quiz
      2m 9s
  10. 10m 51s
    1. Feedback, Choice, or Survey?
      3m 2s
    2. Online voting with Choice
      4m 8s
    3. Getting student feedback
      3m 41s
  11. 14m 19s
    1. Enabling activity completion
      3m 42s
    2. Restricting access to activities
      3m 40s
    3. Enabling manual self-completion for a course
      2m 35s
    4. Enabling automatic course completion
      2m 56s
    5. Viewing completion reports
      1m 26s
  12. 11m 59s
    1. Viewing reports and logs
      2m 36s
    2. Importing from other courses
      2m 18s
    3. Backing up your course
      2m 8s
    4. Restoring a course
      3m 22s
    5. Resetting your course at year-end
      1m 35s
  13. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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