In the current version, the calculated grade for submission and grade for assessment are summarized and pushed as a single grade into the gradebook (well, it does not work due to a reported bug at the moment, but it does not matter now). Since the time the Workshop appeared, the course Gradebook was improved in many ways. One of its not very well known features is that a module instance can actually push more than one grade items into the gradebook. As far as I know, no module uses this feature (if we do not count outcomes). I propose a change in the behaviour so that workshop publish both grade for submission and grade for assessment as separated grade items in the gradebook (leading to two columns in the report).
Such a solution has some significant pros:
- teachers can choose their own way on how to deal with these two workshop grades - for example, the grade for assessment can be considered as extra credit
- teachers can calculate things like an average grade for submission across all workshop in the course etc.
- teachers can easily deal with missing grades in individual cases - it est they can exclude the low grade for submission for a student who was ill and joined the Workshop workflow later in the assessment phase only. The Gradebook already has the logic implemented.
I plan to release the first testable version of the workshop next week. Your early comments are welcome therefore