Blocks: NED - Marking Manager

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This block allows teachers to grade assignments, quizzes and forums within a single interface.
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Changes in Marking Manager version 3.3.2 (2017101000):

In previous versions of the Marking Manager, the cronjob was used to calculate the number of activities that require grading in all courses. For sites with many courses and/or students, this sometimes meant that the cron job would run for a long time and, as a result, put a strain on server resources. In this latest version, we have made the following changes to address this problem:

  1. The cron job method has been replaced with a “Manual” option, which allows users to refresh the block only when needed.
  2. When counting activities, the block will only scan courses where the user has teaching privileges.
  3. It is now possible to only include courses that 1) reside inside preselected course categories AND 2) have the block installed at the course level. Previously, it was one or the other.
  4. There is a new option that allows admins to only see courses where they have teaching privileges.
  5. There is a new option to skip hidden courses when counting activities
  6. Various bug and format fixes

Even with these changes, calculating ungraded activities across many courses is still a resource-intensive task. We will continue to work on improvements and we welcome the input of other developers that have other ideas/suggestions on how to increase efficiency.
Dear NED Plugin users:
We have been maintaining these plugins for many years and raising funds to keep this work going has been an ongoing challenge, especially in the last couple years. To keep these plugins alive, we must shift to a paid membership model. This decision was not taken lightly, since we value and appreciate the spirit of sharing that is demonstrated daily by the Moodle community at large. But we also don’t want to abandon our plugins and the schools that rely on them. We hope that this move will allow us to improve the quality of our plugins and keep pace with the timeline of the Moodle releases. We are still figuring out the details but it’s likely that we will offer a tiered membership system (ex. different prices for individuals vs schools) as well as options for non-profits. We look forward to updating our current lineup of plugins and to creating new plugins to meet the needs of learners and instructors alike.
If you or your school is interested in becoming a member, please complete this form

Marking Manager Screenshot

At the site level (front page) the Marking Manager block lists all Assignments, Forums and Quizzes that require grading. At the course level, the Marking Manager has 2 parts:

Block: provides quick overview of the number of Assignments, Quizzes and Forums with the following status:

  • Requires Grading
  • Graded 
  • Not Submitted

Clicking on these status links  will open the marking Interface. The block also contains links to a custom Progress Report (see screenshot below). At the bottom part of the block, a status report shows the number of students that:

  • have not logged in for x days
  • not submitted actities for x days
  • have a overall grade less than x percent

Marking Interface: allows teachers to grade Assignments, Quizzes and Forums within a single interface. This interface consists of a left section, where activites are selected, and and right section, where activties are graded. See screen shots below for more info.



This plugin is part of set NED.


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NED Support (Lead maintainer)
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Fernando Oliveira: Original maintainer
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  • Picture of Lee Bannister
    Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 1:56 AM
    Two things that I have noticed that could be improved is,

    1) When annotating, ".jpg" files open to a blank window, but ".JPG" files open nicely. Does this happen to anyone else? is there a fix or any thought?

    2) It would be nice to be able to rotate a submission so that it is more easily be to annotated. Having a picture submission sideways makes it hard to highlight nicely. Could the rotate left and rotate right buttons be added to the annotate bar?
  • Picture of Euan McMillan
    Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 6:03 PM
    Hi Ferando,
    I have been trying to figure out if I have a problem or not, and decided that the way that I am using this might be the issue.
    Basically I am doing exam preparation, with a quiz which is randomly selecting questions from a question bank, the problem is that students are able to redo the quiz, many times to gain practice. And I am looking for a notification of this redone quiz for which the student may have already submitted and been marked for this quiz!
    I need to manually mark as it is a spoken answer. and the student needs to practice to get better at speaking.

    When I first loaded Marking manager, it showed many instances of quizes that needed marking, now it does not seem to be working! Could this be the problem?
    How do I trouble shoot this?

    Thanks in advance
    Euan McMillan
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 3:18 AM
    Hi Euan, Are you using the latest version of the plugin? Hard to tell what the problem is but I could take a look if you want to send me login details.
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 1:46 AM
    Using the latest version, 3.3.2 build 2017101200, in Moodle 3.2.5 and 3.3.3, with debugging set to Developer, I am seeing a bunch of warnings, "pix_url is deprecated. Use image_url for images and pix_icon for icons." Appears to be at least one for every item that needs to be graded listed in the block on the current page I am viewing.
  • Picture of J. Michael Williams
    Fri, Nov 17, 2017, 3:05 AM
    PLeaseeeeeeeeeee update for Moodle 3.4.
  • Picture of Harrie Phillips
    Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 9:39 AM
    Is there a way to ensure that inactive students (those without a current enrolment in a subject as their access end date has passed) are not displayed in the block? Currently, it shows our active and inactive students and we do not want to mark work for students whose enrolment period has expired. Thanks!
  • Picture of Gary Newport
    Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 7:23 PM
    Found this to be an excellent plugin but we have suddenly found that the system is incorrectly reporting submissions. It only lists a few students whose work is awaiting marking, whilst not listing many others. I was wondering how it recognises who owed what to whom, since I am wondering if it is the roles that are causing issues (almost all of our students are now listed as having multiple roles; could this be the issue?).
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 4:27 AM
    Any updates do Moodle 3.4?

  • Picture of Andy Hill
    Sun, Apr 29, 2018, 7:45 PM
    Hi Fernando, There seems to be an issue when the quiz has a lot of questions. It pushes out the complete layout of the site whereby you have to use the scroll bar at the bottom to scroll right across. It also goes behind navigation menus. I have 68 questions, it doesn't display the candidates name or question data, only the column names but no data underneath even though it does say 1 is required for grading. I am using adaptable theme (latest version) running moodle 3.4.2 (Build: 20180319).

    I understand that the plugin doesnt yet fully support 3.4 but was wondering if you was aware of this issue and if there was a fix coming shortly for it or whether this a bug which wouldn't fix itself in an update?

    Thanks Andy
  • Picture of Justin Cloete
    Tue, May 29, 2018, 8:03 PM
    Hi , we do mainly distance learning, currently allocate an assignment to a teacher for marking as and when students submit the assignments, my question is this how do I set this plugin up so that the teacher can only see the students who's assignments have allocated to them instead of seeing all the assignments submitted.
  • Picture of Aaron Babitzke
    Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 1:49 PM
    Any idea on when PHP7 will be fully supported with plugin (Moodle 3.4+)?
    Currently have issues running this plugin on Debian 9 and Moodle 3.4; after sometime the system becomes unresponsive.
  • Picture of bobby demers
    Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 9:51 PM
    Anyone know what's happening with this plugin?
    The head teacher has found it to be amazingly helpful (to a point, as it needs some fixes) and has asked me to pursue getting it sorted for our organisation.

    I've used the contact form twice in the last couple of months but no one has responded. sad

    I don't seem to be able to message Toby Wingfield and the website for NED just says "coming soon" and "building our membership site".


  • Picture of Janine Marie Cruz
    Wed, May 15, 2019, 2:54 PM
    Hi! I just installed this plugins but it's blank. Do I need to configure any settings for it to work? Thank you!
  • Picture of Sebastián Merlo
    Mon, May 11, 2020, 8:51 AM
    I need to know if I can somehow sort the tasks to be corrected by delivery date.
    Because in the way it shows me now, it is by course total, sorts by the course that has the most tasks.
    Thank you
  • Picture of Lee Cujes
    Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 3:14 PM
    Would appear to no longer be functioning or installable? Filled in the form to no avail.
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