Tech Time - May 21, 2020: Moodle Grade Book
From Lindsey Sharp
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Topic: Moodle Gradebook
12:57:30 From Sharon : Hi!!
12:57:36 From Dave Dubin : Hi!
12:57:39 From Matt Beth : Hi everyone and welcome!
12:57:40 From Kailey Lynn Bowen : Hello everyone!
12:57:46 From Jennifer Willhite Anderson : Hello!
12:58:02 From Whitney Deann McComas : Hello there!
12:58:07 From Jimi Jones : ‘Allo ‘allo
13:01:03 From Vetle Torvik : anybody know how to change the scale of an assignment that has already been graded?
13:01:55 From Vetle Torvik : did not mean to hijack conversation
13:02:16 From Kailey Lynn Bowen : We can’t see your Moodle if you’re showing it
13:02:18 From Whitney Deann McComas to Lindsey Marie Sharp (Privately) : You aren't showing the screen you think you are
13:02:19 From Dave Dubin to Lindsey Marie Sharp (Privately) : We’re seeing your calendar
13:02:22 From Kailey Lynn Bowen : We just see your calendar
13:02:40 From Kailey Lynn Bowen : Yep!
13:02:41 From Dave Dubin to Lindsey Marie Sharp (Privately) : Yes
13:02:44 From Matt Beth : Yes!
13:03:50 From Vetle Torvik : for me it is locked, maybe I
13:04:00 From Vetle Torvik : m just entered the view wrong
13:04:16 From Vetle Torvik : ok
13:04:53 From Matt Beth : https://wiki.illinois.edu/wiki/display/ischool/Course+Request+System
13:05:46 From Matt Beth : You can get your Summer and Fall course set up at any time with rosters coming shortly after creation. Any materials on ATLAS Moodle can be automatically imported with dates adjusted and more!
13:06:19 From Matt Beth : If you have materials on the iSchool Moodle, you can get the iSchool template and we can port over for you
13:06:29 From Paula Mae Carns : Lindsay is terrific in creating my gradebooks!
13:06:39 From Matt Beth : https://docs.moodle.org/36/en/Grading_quick_guide
13:09:20 From Matt Beth : With settings you can also control what you and the students see
13:12:02 From Matt Beth : You can toggle the exclude empty grades if need be but it’s on by default!!!
13:13:31 From Matt Beth : As we’ll see later in single view etc., you can also do bulk inserts (Eg make all empty grades zeroes) for a particular assignment
13:14:51 From Vetle Torvik : that's what I was trying to do
13:16:31 From Matt Beth : Over ride means the grade book trumps what the assignment may have
13:17:07 From Matt Beth : And grading from the assignment becomes locked (which you can undue)
13:19:09 From Matt Beth : This is where you can do that bulk insert, override all/none, exclude all/none etc.
13:20:27 From Matt Beth : Single view for user shows you how grades are for that student and just the student. User view shows you what they see
13:21:35 From Matt Beth : And again, you can control aspects of what they see (letter, percentage etc.)
13:24:17 From Matt Beth : As with other parts of Moodle, the little ? Icons go to the short documentation that links to the larger documenation
13:24:31 From Matt Beth : Some of the naming can be confusing
13:26:55 From Matt Beth : Moodle needs a unique way to guarantee who’s who and what’s what
13:27:10 From Matt Beth : For people, e-mail, ID, UIN
13:28:15 From Vetle Torvik : is there something akin to Excel functions/procedures?
13:28:31 From Matt Beth : And that can be uploaded back to Banner!
13:29:26 From Matt Beth : But again, exercise caution and check that the export matches what you expect including the letter matching (another thing you can adjust from the default)
13:31:08 From Matt Beth : We talked about this in a previous tech talk but for assignments, there are also advanced functions for grading such as grading workflow and grading allocation that can help with larger classes
13:33:24 From Matt Beth : If you don’t show letter grades or use the UI export, the letters may not matter. If you do, you can customize from the defaults as Lindsey showed.
13:33:53 From Matt Beth : https://docs.moodle.org/36/en/Scales
13:35:03 From Matt Beth : “Moodle uses the last entry to determine the number of points in the scale for computing percentages. For example, if your scale is 0,5,6,7,8,9,10 then Moodle will use a 0-6 or 1-7 point scale depending on your chosen aggregation method.
13:37:54 From Matt Beth : Items show up in the order the were created which isn’t intuitve
13:38:13 From Matt Beth : But you can arrange to a way that makes sense
13:38:17 From Matt Beth : Including categories
13:38:31 From Matt Beth : Grade items are really just like en extra column in the grade book
13:38:40 From Matt Beth : Sometimes used for things like participation
13:39:28 From Matt Beth : Categories are not only a good way to arrange items but also to do the weighting
13:39:44 From Matt Beth : Eg. Homework (all items within) are worth 40%
13:40:52 From Matt Beth : This was one of the areas you could turn off the default of exclude empty grades as well
13:44:07 From Matt Beth : Natural is the default on ATLAS Moodle, Simple Weighted of Means was the default on iSchool Moodle (but may have been ported over)
13:45:56 From Lindsey Marie Sharp : Link:https://learn.illinois.edu/course/view.php?id=42408
13:46:37 From Matt Beth : As Lindsey said from the start, sometimes you might just want to talk through this or get help setting up and we can do that too!
13:47:52 From Jimi Jones : I think I could use some one on one time to work out my grade book
13:47:53 From Jeanne Holba Puacz : Thanks!
13:48:01 From Matt Beth : Like we talked about with assignments, doing grades and feed back over e-mail is not really secure or effecient
13:48:07 From Paula Mae Carns : This was helpful.
13:48:15 From Sharon : I def liked your tips!
13:48:19 From Jimi Jones : I did!
13:48:21 From Jimi Jones : Thank you!
13:48:22 From Karen Egan : Where will this be archived to review later? Thanks!
13:49:15 From Sharon : Thanks I def need reviewing.
13:50:08 From Matt Beth : Vetle, did you get yours figured out?
13:50:17 From Jimi Jones : Thank you Lindsey and Matt and everybody!
13:50:30 From Vetle Torvik : yes, but I have oter issues
13:50:51 From Vetle Torvik : thatd be great
13:51:04 From Matt Beth : Sure
13:51:10 From Dave Dubin : This was great. Thanks!
13:51:14 From Sharon : I have a meeting at 2 so must run. But thank you so much! I will reach out this summer as I set up fun gradebooks... :)
13:51:19 From Vetle Torvik : thanks for the overview
13:51:30 From Kailey Lynn Bowen : Thank you Lindsey!