Grade Me

Blocks ::: block_grade_me
Maintained by Tyler Bannister, Logan Reynolds, James McQuillan
Shows a teacher all of the assignments and manual quiz questions (essays and file responses) that have been submitted, but not graded.
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Shows a teacher all of the assignments and manual quiz questions (essays and file responses) that have been submitted, but not graded. The block is configured to work with groups that is, teachers will only see the assignments submitted by students if they are both members of the same group. You'll have to let me know if it works with courses that don't use groups at all. You can install the block on the Front Page and it will show ungraded assignments for ALL courses, and if you put the block on a course page it will only show the ungraded assignments for that course.


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Tyler Bannister (Lead maintainer): Maintainer
Logan Reynolds: Maintainer
James McQuillan: Maintainer
Dakota Duff: Original Developer
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Arnie Murdock: Director
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  • Fri, Sep 18, 2015, 4:51 AM
    I think I found the problem, in \moodle\blocks\grade_me\plugins\assign\assign_plugin.php in the query:

    $query = ", submissionid, asgn_sub.userid, asgn_sub.timemodified timesubmitted
    FROM {assign_submission} asgn_sub
    JOIN {assign} a ON = asgn_sub.assignment
    LEFT JOIN {block_grade_me} bgm ON bgm.courseid = a.course AND bgm.iteminstance =
    LEFT JOIN {assign_grades} ag ON ag.assignment = asgn_sub.assignment AND ag.userid = asgn_sub.userid AND asgn_sub.attemptnumber = ag.attemptnumber
    WHERE asgn_sub.userid $insql AND asgn_sub.status = 'submitted' AND a.grade <> 0
    AND ( IS NULL OR asgn_sub.timemodified > ag.timemodified)";

    the last line refers to the field [] and compares it to NULL, but I think it should say:
    AND (ag.grade IS NULL ....

  • Wed, Sep 30, 2015, 10:59 PM
    Thanks for a great plugin. It saves me loads of time. I wonder if it could be modified to check for unrated forum posts. This would save me lots more time and would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again!
  • Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 9:37 PM
    Hi Andrew,

    We recently investigated a similar problem for a client and it turned out that they had somehow accumulated a large number of duplicate entries in the Grade Me database table. To fix the speed problem, we truncated the the mdl_block_grade_me table. Once the Moodle cron was finishes running they had the same functionality but at a much faster speed, so you may want to check that table and see if it has duplicate entries.

    Our last release of Grade Me included a patch that should prevent duplicate entries from being generated again, so if your Grade Me block has been updated to the latest version, and you have duplicate entries truncating that table may be the simplest way to fix the problem. The cron job for Grade Me finds all of the currently gradeable assignments (and other some other gradeables when configured to look at them) and adds the ones that aren't present in the table. Truncating the table will empty it, however since it looks for all of the gradeables it will only make your next cron run a bit longer as it recreates the missing entries. Once the cron is done you should have the same functionality but the duplicate entries should be gone. If there were many duplicates, getting rid of them can speed up the Grade Me block considerably.
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2015, 6:04 PM
    Thanks for the great plug-in! Just to check: does it also work for the open questions in lessons? I nicely see my quizes and assignments, but not my lessons, and expect that is a limitation of the plugin.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2015, 12:35 AM
    Hi there,
    I have installed this plugin in order to see all assignments that have been submitted by my students but it always tells me "Nothing to grade" even though there are assignements that have to be graded. Can you help me here?
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2015, 12:41 AM
    Hi Frank, Michael:
    1) The plugin does not handle lessons at the moment.
    2) If you see "nothing to grade" and you're sure there are assignments to grade, that probably means the Moodle cron hasn't been run. The Grade Me section of the Moodle cron will search your site for gradeable assignments, quizs and other items (as configured), and make ungraded submissions available through the Grade Me block.
  • Fri, Dec 25, 2015, 2:47 AM
    The Grade Me block is fantastic. No longer do I need to waste time to go looking to see if students have submitted work. Students can be set open assignments to answer as they progress at their own pace through a course and I am informed when they want me to mark/provide feedback on work on any course. Moodle 3.0 comes along and the block is gone. Is it please please going to be updated to work on 3.0. In my mind it is much an essential part of Moodle as are assignments, quizzes, labels etc. Not simply an 'add on'
  • Fri, Jan 8, 2016, 8:11 PM
    Hi! i have one question about "grade me". how to export information from block to exel(csv ect)? maybe some SQL query? thanks...
  • Fri, Jan 8, 2016, 10:34 PM
    Hello Andrew and Андрій,:
    1) We will indeed be publishing an updated 30 stable Grade Me version within the coming weeks.
    2) There is not currently any built-in functionality within Grade Me block for CSV export, as this would depend on the particular data needed and could vary between users. Cases like this would typically be handled by a separate reporting solution that allows query data to be exported to multiple formats.
  • Sun, Jan 10, 2016, 11:09 PM
    Logan how about SQL query?
  • Tue, Jan 12, 2016, 4:21 AM
    Our school has multiple people grading students that are in the same course. The "Grade Me" description says "teachers will only see the assignments submitted by students if they are both members of the same group" but right now teachers are seeing assignments from all students who are enrolled in the course, not just those who are in their group.

    Any help? Thank you!
  • Sat, Jan 16, 2016, 12:48 AM
    Any idea when the 3.0 version will be released?
  • Thu, Feb 11, 2016, 10:37 PM
    The 3.0-specific version of Grade Me block has been published, and thank you for your comments - I will be checking through and filing tasks for us to fix any remaining issues.
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2016, 12:19 AM
    Hi Tyler and Logan,

    Thanks for the reply. Being able to include lessons in the plugin would be a great asset to me. As the plugins for differen activity types don't seem too difficult, I can hopefully build it myself. Did you look into it earlier? Is it hard(er than I expect)? If you have any pointers on the lesson DB structure or other tips, I would very much welcome them. Thanks a lot in advance!
  • Mon, Feb 29, 2016, 7:58 PM
    Hi all

    Fantastic plugin! Just wondering, is there a way to get it to ignore Assignments that have been hidden? Or another way from it to ignore certain assignments?
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