It looks like the patch I posted in the other thread cannot be automatically aplied to the current gradebook cvs
source, because a little too much evolution happened in the mean time. I wasn't updating my copy this semester since it was on a production machine
. I'll work on the patch against the current source as soon as I have time (now that our semester is over!).
For some of Abigail's specific questions:
> I would like to change the grades on my local computer
> and upload the file with the new data. Is it possible?
Yes, although it probably isn't as easy as you'd like
. You can download
scores in Excel format and edit them as you like. The patch I posted to support uploading CSV files allows you to upload scores, too. There are a few caviats, though, because the upload and download formats are not the same
The download format is as an excel xls file, with textual assignment names for column headings, as well as textual grades for custom-scaled grades (i.e., those assignments with non-numeric scores).
The upload format is CSV, with assignment IDs for column headings (not textual names), and with all numeric score values.
If you use custom scales, you must use a numeric encoding (1 = first value in scale definition, 2 = second value in scale definition, ..., N = nth value in scale definition).
Maybe when I work on the patch, I should try to match the formats up (which is more work ...).
> Can I add a column?
No. To add a column, you need to create an activity in your Moodle course. After you create the activity (say, a new assignment), then you can upload scores for it.
> Can I edit the table online?
That is a gradebook question rather than a download/upload question. It is a feature that has been requested several times, but I don't know about the status of it at present.