How Do I Add Items to the Gradebook

Valid for Moodle 2.5.  Updated on 11/13/2013.

Activity items

Most activities automatically add an item to the gradebook.  In the activity setup you can select which category you want to put the item in.  Uncategorized puts the item directly in the main course category. Most activities have an option for the activity to be ungraded causing it to not be in the gradebook.  Unfortunately, how this is done is not consistent.  For example, with a forum you have to set the aggregate type to No ratings while for a lesson you have to set grade to No grade.  Some activities, such as a quiz, force the creation of a gradebook item.  Some, such as choice, can not generate an item.

Manually Creating Items

In addition to items created by activities, you can create as many items in the gradebook as you'd like.

  1. Go the the Administration block and under Course Administration click on Grades.

  2. This will bring up the grade viewer.  It will also open the Grade Administration interface in the Administration block.

    Grade administration section

    Open Categories and Items if it isn't already open.  This will bring up two ways to view the gradebook structure. These views are also available from the pull-down menu above the grader report.

    To create a new item either the Simple view or Full view will work.  In this example we'll use the simple view.  At the moment there are no items in this example gradebook.

    Empty simple view of gradebook