The Marking Manager block is a part of the MoodleFN suite of plugins, which were originally designed for supporting First Nation Moodlers in Canada. This particular block has some super sweet functionality that adds real value for teachers managing lots of students with lots of submissions.
At the dashboard or front page screen, users can see everything that needs grading – assignments, quizzes and forums. Drilling down to the block level, the instructor can view all assignments that need to be graded and – this is the true value – also perform the grading without leaving the screen.
Check out the 2.9 update here. And then, give us your feedback – is this a block that you’d use? Has it added value to your Moodle experience?