I recently upgraded our Moodle site from 3.0 to 3.4, and could use some help figuring out the assignment grading process.
We have about fifteen eight-week courses, with 5-6 going on at any given time, and two teachers. Each course has one weekly assignment (an audio recording) that must be human-graded, but there are no hard deadlines; and since students may re-do their recordings, we want to grade them within 24-48 hours so the student can improve their grade if they like,
In Moodle 3.0, as a teacher I would go to my dashboard, and I would see a summary of course needing attention; opening each one would like assignments that needed grading., I would select the assignment and step through the ungraded submissions.
In Moodle 3.4:
- there no longer seems to be a way to find ungraded work across assignments or courses. I end up opening every assignment in every course (so, 40-50 assignments) daily to see if anything needs to be graded.
- once in an assignment, if I click on Grade, it seems to step me through every submission, graded or not, and I really don't want to send a notification to a student who hasn't even submitted yet. So I chose show all submissions, filter to submitted but ungraded, and finally get to where I used to be in one click from the Dashboard.
- finally, because the submission grading page is lacking the left hand navigation bar (default theme), I can't go directly to another assingment; I have to back out, find the next course and assignment to check for work to grade, and so on.