In Moodle 2.3, the Grades and Reports settings can be customized to display uniquely according to the teacher specifications. Grades are the measurement of the students progress in the Course. The Reports are for viewing the student grades for review. For example, how the grades are navigated, positioned, categorized, and so forth. These can be fine tuned exactly how the teacher wants the grades and reports to display.
An example of this is the Grade Letters. Grade letters are the grading scale that the teacher uses to grade the students performance. The default has the standard grading scale most schools use (ie. 90% – 100% is an A, 80% to 89% a B and so forth). Some grade scales have 93% – 100% as an A and 83% to 92% a B and so forth. The Grades and Reports section in the site administration is for changing settings like these.
This articles purpose is to give a general reference to these settings. The actual usage of these sections won’t be utilized until the Grades and Reports are viewed and set up in the Course sections. The following table gives a brief explanation of what settings are available for each Site Administration section for grades and reports.
Note! This article will cover general information about the Grades and Reports settings for the Site administrator for a reference. This section is not exhaustive, as Moodle has an explanation of each setting in within the Moodle Grades and Reports section already.
An Overview of the Site Administrators Grades and Report settings
|General settings||The general settings consist of the following. These are for basic display settings for the Grades.
|Grade category settings||This gives teachers the ability to edit category settings that display in the gradebook. Below are the options:
|Grade item settings||This section is for changing the items that display in the teachers gradebook. Below are the options:
|Scales||Scales are a way to assess a students performance. These are used in the Forums, Glossary, and assignment sections. Students can rate each other. These ratings can be set to a specific numeric value|
|Letters||The Grade Letters section allows the teacher to change the grading scale of the Course.|
|Grader report||This section will allow the gradebook to be viewed according to the teachers specifications. The Gradebook and the Grader Repoart are the same.Each of these settings will allow the report to display according to the teachers specifications. Below are the options:
|Overview report||This section can edit the settings for the Show rank and Hide totals if they contain hidden items.|
|User report||The user report setting will change the way the grades are displayed in the course, whether there is any feedback from the teacher, and how the course total is viewed. Below are the options:
This concludes the article for Site Administrator Grades and Report settings Overview. Now that we understand what teh Grades and Reports are,the next article will discuss Viewing the Moodle Grader report or Gradebook in the Quiz administration. For more information about grades and reports, please visit Moodle Grading and Reports.