1 - Do we need to manually "record" weight values of any/all gradebooks using Weighted Mean of Grades method BEFORE we update to M3.2? Or, can we do that after, with the understanding that course totals could be wrong?
2- If Weighted Mean of Grades is buggy, why is it even an option in Moodle 3.2? Will the bugs be fixed, or will all Weighted gradebooks need to move to Natural grading, moving forward?
3 - If we "fix" all Weighted gradebook and move them to Natural, do you recommend that our system admin then hide/disable the weighted method for all users? (See question 2!)
4 - Do we need to apply the weighted-to-natural fix to old courses that are no longer in session? Will the update alter those course totals? Or will they only go haywire if a course editor tries to update grades (or if we turn off the "weighted" option)?
PS: I'm working on this grid for our users. Note that "CLE" is our branded name for Moodle. Does it look accurate?
I would suggest just leaving the old courses alone. Grades should not change without interaction.
For the new courses, on my site, I have disabled every aggregation except for natural which does take care of every category.
If you are copying courses to new sections, natural grading will automatically weight according to point value of each item so chances are you might not need to manually adjust everything.
Hmm, I'm trying to wrap my head around this. Thank you for the reply.
So... what do you see if you look back at "old" courses that were using a weighted aggregation method? If you disabled that method now, are the aggregation and weight fields locked?
We don't typically hide old courses. Many students (and faculty/staff) can access all of their courses for the duration of their 4yrs at our university.
Interesting - made me go look! So I am now on 3.1. I have simple weighted disabled. On my old courses, the gradebook is still set to simple weighted and simple weighted even shows in the aggregation dropdown. On the new courses, only Natural is listed. My old courses are hidden but that does not "lock" a course, just hides it from students...
I believe though if I switched an old course to Natural, I would not be able to switch it back but I am not about to try that and mess up an old gradebook!!