The Gradebook in the CLE automatically aggregates scores from Assignments, quizzes, and/or manual grade items from your course. It allows course editors to decide how students see the gradebook and allows students to view their own grades and feedback in individualized user reports which protect other students' privacy. It offers a number of customization options, and it can accommodate simple or complex grading schemes.
Based on the grading schemes in the course syllabus, follow the steps below to set up the gradebook in your CLE course:
Add Grade ItemsWhen you add activities (e.g., Assignments or Quizzes) to a CLE course, corresponding grade items (columns) are added to the course gradebook. You may also need to add manual grade items to fill in certain gaps, for those items that don’t have an online component, e.g., participation, presentation, or assignments that are handed indirectly/physically (i.e., not submitted through CLE itself).
Use Grade CategoryIf you want to organize grade items, create subtotals, drop the lowest grade from a category, or adjust the weight of a grade category, you will need to create grade categories, and then move grade items to the designated category. This allows you to control the organization and function of all the grade items.
Adjust the Category WeightThe gradebook aggregates the category subtotals and course total based on the natural value of the grade items and the natural value weights of the grade categories. However, you can use weighted categories to adjust the impact that each category has on the overall grade.
Configure Aggregation MethodThe gradebook will automatically calculate the score for the entire course based on the aggregation method chosen.
Setup Course Grade SettingsThe Course grade settings determine how the gradebook appears for all participants in the course.
Setup the Preference: Grader ReportFinally, you can set up the Preference: Grader report to determine how the grader report appears to you on the gradebook home page. The settings will apply to all your courses in the CLE.
There are a variety of ways to set up the CLE gradebook in the CLE. This workflow is a representation of the most typical use case - natural aggregation with adjusted weight.
Get help with the UCSF Library’s Learning Tech Group.
Additional resources from Moodle Documentation
- Grading quick guide
- Grader report - the Gradebook or 'Grader report' is where all course grades are collated.
- Grade settings - options for setting defaults and preferences for how the gradebook displays to users.
- Managing grades