I find that the same task in moodle is quite daunting. You basically have to go to each assignment and just see what's not been graded - or be sure to check the history and be sure to grade each login session - which is complicated/impossible if you are team grading.
I wanted to put in a feature request for this, and with a basic search didn't show up anything like this here or in the bug tracker, but I thought you all might know better before I do.
Any ideas anyone?
As always, it's crunch time with grading, and as much as I like moodle, it's extremely frustrating how cumbersome it is to try and make sure everything's been graded - i actually rely heavily on students telling me what I've not yet graded (since I tend to be liberal about due dates, and have large classes).
It will tell you which items still need to be graded with links to the appropriate grading page.
I sometimes go to "my moodle" as it actually reports whether or not there are ungraded assignments, but it does not tell you which student. I rely on and do appreciate the orange shading that indicates the change in status for an assignment, such as if a student uploads a correction after it was graded the first time. (This is probably theme dependent) But I wish there was a better way to target and filter stragglers!
Maybe we should try a marking block. If you file a feature request, I will vote for it!! It might be simpler to put the filter in the gradebook (as you say, having a special character that indicates "not graded"), but will that solve the problem of re-submits?? That is a different sort of wrinkle.
I, too, am a liberal grader with respect to due dates! I find it preferable for a student to sometimes have the option of reworking something in hopes of learning it better. But grading becomes a nightmare!! I am not organized enough, so I depend on my technology to help me. I get a lot of moodle messages to remind me to go back a grade individual assignments here at the end.
I've filed a bug for the lack of a symbol to show work has been submitted (which has bothered me for a while) and can recommend the AJAX marking block (which I will add to the modules and plugins database in the next few days) for instantly knowing what work is waiting. It deals well with resubmissions too.
Here I am, now almost 4 years later... still struggling with this. Assignments are easy. Forums are, to put it mildly, a pain in the &*@)($@I!!
I have 132 students finishing my class. I'm at the point of having to check recent activity, hope my TA didn't get to it, and then once i'm done, quitting moodle so that the recent activity is updated without being already viewed when i log back in.
Is there seriously no built-in way to deal with knowing what needs grading? Seriously?
I love moodle, and have pushed it for YEARS, but this is like having spouse who just won't stop spitting on the carpet...
(I'm hoping somebody will just say, "get with the program, D.I.... this is all taken care of in 2.0...." and then all I have to do is wait a couple semesters for my schools to get with the program...."
In the Assignment window, SORT the assignments by LAST MODIFIED BY INSTRUCTOR. This will sort the assignments by those that have been modified (graded) and those that haven't been - those that have been graded have UPDATE in the status column. Those that haven't been graded have GRADE in the status column.
You can click on the arrow on the "Last Modified By" column and this will reverse the sort. See attached screen shot.
- Chick Beckley
Like Chick Beckley, I also use the "last modified" sorting option frequently, but I also use tabs in Firefox to hop between the gradebook page with all assignments listed and the assignment page with just that assignment. I find this strategy works very well in my team courses, too, as I can simply flip back and forth between the actual grades, the "last modified" for students and the "last modified" for teachers to see where my colleagues have left off. Hope this helps. Pic attached.
Does the Optional Setting of Show Require grading work for you?