We just upgraded from 1.8 to 1.9.5 and I've spent over two days trying to get the gradebook to work properly. I've solved many issues by reading documentation, reading posts, and trial and error, then suddenly all the delete "X"s disappeared from "Categories and items." They were definitely there before and now I can't get them back. Can anyone help me?
By the way, I get that the new gradebook has a ton of functionality and options, but I'm not a programmer and maintaining our moodle for professional development is just one small part of my job responsibilities. This is driving me to tears... I am so frustrated right now! Sorry for whining...
This is probably not the problem but just in case, activity-based grade items (grade items which are created automatically by the gradebook when a graded activity is added to the course) cannot be deleted from the gradebook (and so doesn't have the X link) as long as the activity exists in the course. Deleting the activity from the course leaves the grade item in the gradebook but the X reappears and the orphan grade item can be deleted.
Thanks for your reply Itamar. That clarification was helpful and led me sleuth out the underlying issue. I had created quizzes worth zero points to use as time markers (they would appear in the Upcoming Events) ans so I could delete them from the gradebook, but in one course they were still worth 10 points and so could not be deleted from the gradebook.
Try going to quiz settings and re-saving the quiz. It should push the 0 to the gradebook and make x re-appear.