Is there a method (perhaps a *hack* as I see the situation so far) to implement a Grading Guide with items (criterions) with NEGATIVE points?
The reason for negative points in a criterion is to implement a penalty (say when the task was submitted after a deadline). Then the total mark for a task with an associated Grading Guide would be just the plain summation of all the points associated to each criterion (with negative points decreasing the total).
I am getting quite desperate as it seems there is no simple way to implement such an obvious feature.
Thanks for any suggestions,
(Moodle version is 2.3)
I'm looking for a way to do this as well. Is it possible?
Here's how I did it. I tested in 2.4 and 2.5. Initially, I thought it wasn’t possible. But I experimented a little and it looks like you can.
- Go to: Gradebook > Categories and items > add a grade item
- In the settings, set the Max grade to 0
- Set the minimum grade to the max negative amount you'd want to penalize. I used "-100" for example
- In the Grader report, enter the negative points you want to penalize the student for.