Does anyone else think that gradebook as it stands (based on v3.6) is pretty pants?
It is so difficult to navigate around and mark assignments, especially with multiple attempts.
When a student submits a assignment, we can be notified of the fact that this has happened.
I would expect that a teacher would click on this link and be taken directly to the submission from this user, but no. FIrstly, the teacher is taken simply to the assignment page, with the option to "View all submissions" or "Grade".
- "View all submission" is almost pointless because you can't do anything here - you are not directly to the view of the user who has just submitted.
- "Grade" is terrible as you the order of the students seems random and often the one you are trying to grade is not first on the list. Again you have to filter to get what you want, and the filter options are just confusing.
Even then, when you do finally find the person you want to grade, actually understanding what attempt they are on and what has happened previously is nigh on impossible.
We use this to mark interview questions and I have just tried to get me colleague to open up and mark a user. They are a seasoned IT Professional and developer, and they got completely lost. Even with me (who has some understanding of Moodle), finds it hard. It means that the possibility of blinding marking is hopeless, so I have to extract everything, pass it around the team, get comments, then add feedback. This is time consuming and irritating.
I just want to click on a link from a users notification, go to that user to review the submission, see all previous attempt in a SIMPLE format, with previous feedback and marking, and then add additional feedback and marking. Is this so hard?