I am new to Moodle. Great system and philosophy and nice people!
Moving from traditional ways of working to Moodle (1.8+). I wonder if there is some way of collecting the grades of the students, averaging etc and generating reports. I have been looking at commercial packages and by accident I came across GradeBook. Is this a suitable option for building such a system and get rid of customized Excel sheets? Some of the scores our students get are from outside Moodle so we want the ability to integrate all the results Moodle.
Do you have a web address for eClass Grades? I'd like to check it out. Thanks.
I am using Moodle version 1.6 and would like to include a couple of items in the gradebook which are not connected to quizzes or normal online activities, like for example "class participation", "attendance" and things like that which are not necessarily associated with grades (the student can get either a word or phrase like "excellent", "needs to participate more", or a number which tells how many classes they have attended, etc.) What could I use in order to include such items in the gradebook? I tried what Anthony suggested in these thread: use an offline assignment (for which I set a "no grade" since it will be a variable input of either words or numbers), but it is not showing as an item when I go to the gradebook's "set categories" tab. Could anyone please help me with this? Any suggestion will be enormously appreciated.
I guess an assignment set with "No grade" will never appear in the gradebook.
In order to make the assignment appear in your gradebook, you MUST specify either a numerical grade or a descriptive scale (you can create your own scale system). You can't put phrase or words on the fly, they have to put either part of a scale system or you have to put them in the "comments" field, not the "grade" field of the offline assignment.
Hope this helps.