NED - Marking Manager

Blocks ::: block_fn_marking
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This block allows teachers to grade assignments, quizzes and forums within a single interface.
Latest release:
662 sites
42 fans
Current versions available: 4
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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  • KerryJ
    Wed, May 2, 2012, 9:31 AM
    Is this still being supported? The link to the web site doesn't work and there are no download versions. If it isn't being supported, could it please be removed from the Plugins database?
  • Ying Yang
    Wed, Jun 13, 2012, 1:36 PM
  • Picture of Adam Bulizak
    Mon, Oct 15, 2012, 9:39 PM
    Does this plugin show Discussion Forums in the Marked/Unmarked list? It looks incredibly useful.
  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Dec 19, 2012, 11:36 AM
    I have temporarily marked this previously approved plugin as needing more work because there is no current version visible and available for download. I think once a new version is added we can review it and re-approve it. Peace - Anthony
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 11:32 AM
    this entry is currently unapproved.
    Should we keep it here as currently being worked on, delete it or consider putting it into the "Others" category if it still doesn't conform to plugin standards?

    i think this could be approved and added to the "Nobody - maintainers wanted" User
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 12:32 PM
    An updated version is currently in the works. Should be done end of Feb 2013. More info to come.
  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Mar 6, 2013, 12:48 PM
    Thanks Fernando for providing an updated version. Would you please provide the source control, documentation and tracker urls to the Useful links section above? Also, I noticed Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/arborrow/NetBeansProjects/m24/blocks/fn_marking/block_fn_marking.php on line 41 when installing on Moodle 2.4. I am going to re-approve this now that there is a downloadable version. Peace - Anthony
  • Picture of Guido Roessling
    Thu, Mar 7, 2013, 10:01 PM
    In several places in file lib.php (lines 144, 145, 257, 258, 342, 343, 437 and 438), you access the table "mdl_assign_submission", which should however be written as {$CFG->prefix}assign_submission.
    For example, our installation uses no prefix, which causes your block to fail in these queries.
    Otherwise, I like this block smile
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