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Moodle Gradebook - Second Edition

Book Description

Explore the Moodle Gradebook and discover how to set up and customize it to track students' progress

In Detail

Assessing and tracking students to ensure they progress is one of the key challenges of modern education. Moodle Gradebook offers an innovative solution, providing you with a platform to store and calculate grades and track the progress and achievements of your students.

Moodle Gradebook, Second Edition explains and explores the full functionality and features of the Gradebook to help you to make it easier to organize your work and relay information to your students. It will introduce you to the core functions of the Gradebook and demonstrate how to add graded activities. Then it will guide you through the process of assigning and calculating grades before exploring how to organize categories and successfully report and export information.

This book provides you with detailed but easy-to-follow instructions to help you to set up the Gradebook to meet your course's needs.

What You Will Learn

  • Simplify your tasks with the easy-to-use features of the Gradebook
  • Grade work and provide feedback using online and offline methods
  • Use advanced grading options such as marking guides and rubrics
  • Customize the Gradebook to your needs by creating categories for group-graded activities
  • Successfully calculate and track grades with preset aggregation types based on your course requirements
  • Track and assess students' progress using activity completion reports
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    Table of Contents

    1. Moodle Gradebook Second Edition
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Moodle Gradebook Second Edition
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. How to use this book
        3. What you need for this book
        4. Who this book is for
        5. Conventions
        6. Reader feedback
        7. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. Introduction to Gradebook
        1. Getting to the Gradebook
        2. Activities that work with the Gradebook
        3. Key features of the Gradebook
          1. Organizing grades
        4. Summary
      9. 2. Customizing Grades
        1. Numeric grades
        2. Letter grades
          1. Customizing letter grades
            1. Creating a letter grade that uses words
        3. Creating scales to grade assignments
          1. Customizing grade scales
            1. Have another go!
        4. Using Outcomes
        5. Summary
      10. 3. Adding Graded Activities
        1. Adding assignments
        2. Creating an assignment with a scale
        3. Creating an online assignment with a number grade
        4. Creating an assignment including outcomes
        5. Alternative grading methods
          1. The marking guide method
          2. The rubrics method
        6. Adding additional grading directly into the Gradebook
        7. Summary
      11. 4. Assigning Grades
        1. Grading an assignment
          1. The Submission Status section
          2. The Grades section
          3. Attempt settings
          4. Grading options
          5. Options
          6. Quick grading within the assignment grading screen
          7. Grading an online text assignment with a number grade
          8. Grading an assignment with outcomes
        2. Grading an assignment with a marking guide
        3. Grading an assignment with a rubric
        4. Grading a graded item within the Gradebook
          1. Quick grading within the Gradebook
        5. Summary
      12. 5. Using Calculations
        1. Calculating the course grade
          1. Why use normalization?
          2. Aggregation types
          3. Maximum grades
        2. Example one – The mean of grades
          1. Including all graded activities
          2. The simple weighted mean of grades
          3. The weighted mean of grades
        3. Example two – The sum of grades
          1. Viewing letter grades in the Gradebook
            1. Setting the course default for the grade display type
        4. Example three – using scales
        5. Example four – using outcomes
        6. Summary
      13. 6. Organizing the Gradebook Using Categories
        1. Adding categories
        2. Excluding assessments from the final grade
          1. Excluding assessments from the aggregation for all students
          2. Excluding assessments from the aggregation for individual students
        3. Summary
      14. 7. Reporting with the Gradebook
        1. The grader report
          1. Using groups to further improve the Gradebook's use
            1. Creating groups
            2. Enabling assignments to use groups
            3. Viewing the groups in the Gradebook
        2. Outcomes report
        3. Overview report
        4. User report
        5. Reports that students see
        6. Customizing the reports view
        7. Exporting the Gradebook data
        8. Summary
      15. 8. Additional Features for Progress Tracking
        1. Setting pass grades
        2. Activity completion
          1. Reporting
            1. The student view
            2. The teacher view
        3. Course completion
          1. Reporting
            1. The teacher view
            2. The student view
        4. Summary
      16. Index