I currently use an outside grading software and want to move to the Moodle gradebook. I'm trying to replicate what my current software calculates and I just can't get the final course grade to appear in Moodle. I hope I'm just missing something silly. Please help!
I have 2 grade categories, one worth 40% and one worth 60%, set up with weighted means. Within each grade category, I have the assignments set up for simple weighted means. The categories individually are fine. The final course grade just doesn't calculate.
To address the hidden course total, do you have any grade items hidden? If yes, there is a setting that hides totals if there is a hidden grade item. Check the Settings tab > Hide totals if they contain hidden items. Your screen shots look like the individual grade items may be hidden.
On a tangent, is there a reason that you are using Simple weighted for the sub-categories? I recommend using Sum of grades for the sub-categories so that if you add another item to either of the sub-categories, you don't have to manually update the sub-categories total.
This is a brand new course that was set up to test the gradebook. I have only these 3 assignments and grades in the whole course. The "hide totals if they contain hidden items" setting is set to "show totals excluding hidden items."
I have attempted to set up the gradebook many times before and have never been able to get this to work. I really need to have a constant running total of the final grade for the students. I've been changing settings to test various things. The categories were originally set to "sum of grades" but didn't work, so I tested out "simple weighted." It didn't make a difference, so I changed them back to the "sum of grades."
Are the individual grade items hidden though? The images make it look like they are. I haven't tested this but if you have it set to 'Show totals excluding hidden items' and all your items are hidden, you technically have nothing to grade. Try unhiding all your grade items and then checking course total.