We have officially moved our school district, grades 2-12 to Moodle for all courses. While this is exciting and means a lot for the potential growth, it hasn't gone without some growing pains.
I have some high school teachers that worked very closely with me overt he last 4 years using Schoology in their day-to-day teaching, so it is totally reasonable that they draw parallels, make comparisons, and find things they like more or less than what they were used to.
One of the things that they are struggling with is keeping up with grading. I have the Grade Me block installed, and they understand the process of grading, but, due to the current requirements in education, teachers are dealing with students that are learning remotely, and the completion of work ties to attendance. When students get two weeks behind on an activity, they are supposed to receive a grade of 0, then the students can potentially have the option to make that grade up. Think of it as a forceful nudge in the right direction... The problem is that, as far as I can tell, there is no way of knowing if a student has made a submission when looking in any of the grade reports. This means that teachers have to grade all activities in the activity grade view (can't remember the name, but the page from "view all submissions"), and then return to a separate page to bulk insert 0s for missing submissions. While this isn't a massive issue since teachers have a one-week grading requirement on most assignments, it does cause issues on larger projects since teachers can have a couple of weeks to spend on those.
In the schoology grade book, the assignment blank would get a little paper symbol to denote an attached submission, so it was easy, at a glance, to tell who turned in an assignment, even if it hadn't yet been graded.
Is there a way to enable something like this? As I said, I'm new to Moodle, so it is totally possible that I just haven't found the setting or the correct grade report to look at. Teaching looks a lot this year than it has in years past, so, while this doesn't seem like a massive thing, I'm trying to make things as comfortable as possible for the teachers that are trying their best to function in a new system and a drastically different landscape.
Thanks for any suggestions you may have.