What we really need IMO is step beyond the course-based thinking of Moodle.
We need te be able to have good grading reports that show the grades of studentes in multiple courses.
I can show you an example of a report that we build and I'm still shocked that this is not standard Moodle functionality:
What you see here is a student progress report.
First column: COURSE
Second column: Number of activities in the course
Third column: Number of turned in activities
Fourth column: Number of assignments that need grading
Fifth column: Number of assignments that have not been passed
Sixth column: Number of assignments that have been passed
Seventh column: Percentage of succesfully completed assignments.
This report shows the grades of ALL the enrolled courses of a user. A filter on shortname can be placed to exclude certain courses.
By clicking on the course, you directly go to the specific gradebook of that course and that specific student.
Moodle would make a huge step forward if it would make progress reports like these possible. This is something you can show students, parents, teachers, managers, etc.
GO Moodle GO! 2.8!!!