conquering the gradebook moodle

If there is anything that I’ve learned over the past month or so, it is that the Moodle Gradebook is a source of pain for many Moodlers out there. While Moodle is currently in process of updating the UX for the gradebook, even if they’re awesome and life changing these updates will take some time to trickle down into day-to-day use for most Moodlers.

Post Pages - Post Inline - WIRIS

Conquering the gradebook can be a challenge, and there are certainly a number of online options for learning more. But, there are also a few people / groups out there who are trail blazing and providing examples for the rest of us. One of these groups are at UCSF who operate their Moodle under the guide of CLE. Sean Gabriel McClelland, an elearning Technology Specialist at the UCSF Library, recently posted about how to “conquer” the CLE gradebook, including topics like:

  • organize and calculate grades
  • allowing students to view their own grades
  • customization options, and
  • both simple or complex grading schemes
  • how extra credit works
  • making a back up copy of grade histories
  • capturing grades from in-class assignments that have no electronic component

While the help guides within the post are CLE specific, obviously, they offer an opportunity to see how one Moodlverse is helping their community to make the most of the power behind the gradebook. Check it out and see if there are ways you can adapt them to your institution!

You can check out the entire post here.

Course MerchantThis Moodle Practice related post is made possible by: Course Merchant, the leading provider of eCommerce, Training Management and Digital Marketing software for the Education and Training industry. Click here to learn more.


Do you have a gradebook best practice or guide you think would be valuable to others? Share them in the comments below!

Previous articleFeedback required supporting moodle additional plugins in the Mobile app #MoodleMobile
Next articleFrench Friday: La couleur orange de Moodle


  1. […] We’ve written before about material posted by folks over at UCSF that is Moodle inspired, related and best practice. Today, we found a nice little gem created by Dylan Romero that includes an entire video series on how to create, configure and grade a quiz. While the material is specific to the CLE system at UCSF, the fundamentals are applicable to all Moodlers. And, perhaps more importantly, if you’re looking for some best practice about how to get this type of stuff to your Moodle base of users, this is a great example to draw from. […]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.