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Moodle Gradebook: Single View for Streamlined Grading

By May 22, 2017 No Comments

The Single View of the Moodle Gradebook is a useful tool for looking at grades by student or grade item. Introduced back in version 2.8 of Moodle, this feature is a hidden gem of the Gradebook that many teachers often overlook.

That said, we wanted to highlight this feature as it can make adjusting grades much easier for teachers and administrators by providing an area to quickly enter grades and feedback, exclude or override grades, and enter grades in bulk.

In this article, we’ll explore some of the functionality of Single View feature. Let’s get started!

(If you would like to watch a video overview of the features explored in this post, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Getting to Single View in the Moodle Gradebook

If you click on the edit/pencil icon next to a student name (shown below), it will take you to the Single View for all grades belonging to that student.single view edit user

Edit, Override, or Exclude Grades

The Single View looks similar to the User Report, except here you have the ability to edit, override, or exclude grades.

single view edit overrideIf you click on the edit/pencil icon next to the name of a grade item in the column heading, it will bring you to the Single View for all grades belonging to that activity.single view grade item

In the case of an assignment, quiz, forum, or any activity where the grades automatically push to the Gradebook, any edits applied here will be considered overrides. You must select the checkbox in the override column in order to update the grade or comments.

Note: Remember that overrides applied in the Gradebook will prevent you from editing grades and/or feedback within the assignment grading interface.

single view overrideBulk Insert Grades

The Single View in Gradebook also provides the ability to bulk insert grades, which can be very helpful for entering zeros for all the students who did not submit an assignment, receive a forum post rating, or attempt a quiz. Since the Gradebook does not aggregate empty grades by default, entering zeros ensures the course total accurately reflects the impact of missing work.

This feature can be found at the very bottom of the Single View page for a grade item, shown below.

single view bulk insertNote: Zeros entered in bulk are considered overrides too. Therefore, if the student completes the activity later on, you will need to remove the zero you manually entered via the Single View page.

Video Overview

Parting Thoughts…

Because the Single View within the Gradebook allows you to easily modify or exclude grades, it is a feature we recommend you explore.  Despite being occasionally overlooked, this Gradebook tool is one that can save teachers time and effort and help to streamline Gradebook use within Moodle.

Happy Grading!

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