Warning: This post is not going to be about php code!
I am offering a course to faculty on how to use Moodle and I absolutely do not like the new gradebook in 1.9. It just will not do what I want, give simple list of points given. This is especially hard because 50% of the final points is for the student's creation of a course shell. There doesn't seem to be a way to have an "offline" assignment that is worth 50% of the total final points given. I haven't been able to figure out any way to have assignment count for a percentage of the total final grade, maybe I am missing something.
I am constantly getting irate or whinging emails from students "why is my grade so and so?" and I can't blame them. It all seems so random and needlessly complicated. I like the old gradebook better.
Is there an alternative? I am just one person here, so I can't call on i.t. to make me a new grade book to drop in.