How Do I Edit and Display Grades

This material is unrelated to the Moodle version.  Updated on 1/22/2014.To view the grades for your course, first go to the course, then in the Administration block open Course Administration and then click on Grades.


This will bring up the basic grade display.


In this case we have a course with three students.  There are two course level graded items.  The first, Attendance, is an item created by the instructor.  The second, Pop quizes, is a category with two subitems, Pop Quiz 1 and Pop Quiz 2.  There is a column for the calculated grade for the total pop quiz category. The calculated course grade will go in the column to the far right.  At the moment, there are no grades.

To edit the grades, start by clicking on the Turn editing on button that to the upper right (not shown).  This is the same button you use to add content to your page.  Once you've turned editing on the display will change to the editing view.

To add or change a grade, just enter the appropriate grade in the box and hit the Update button. You can enter multiple grades at one time and hit Update only once. Values you enter here will override existing entries.  Normally you wouldn't enter anything for the total for a category or the course total; this would be calculated from the individual grades.  If you do enter anything in the gradebook  it will override any calculated values.
The edit icon that's just above and to the right on a grade field will take you to a screen where you can change some properties of the grade and provide feedback to the student.  One of the properties is an Overridden checkbox.  This is automatically set when you manually add a grade. If you've manually entered any values and want to go back to letting the system calculate that value, you'll need to remove the value in that cell and then uncheck the Overridden box.
After you've entered the grades and turned off editing, the display would show the new entries.
Grade display with entries
The values in the Attendance column come in two colors.  When the Attendance was created, a passing grade was specified of 70.  Green indicates a passing grade, red indicates a failing grade.  
Note that the Pop quiz total column was automatically filled in when the grades of the individual items were entered.