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
Tim Gus: Contributor
Linda Vanderbaan: Contributor
Arnie Murdock: Director
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  • Sat, Nov 5, 2016, 4:32 AM
    @Pascal - it sounds like you don't have groups set up in your course. We have multiple teachers in each course with their own group of students. Each teacher only sees the things they need to grade - they do not see what other people need to grade.
    In the course settings we have 'Group Mode: Separate groups'; 'Force Group Mode: Yes'
  • Wed, Nov 9, 2016, 12:26 AM
    @Paul - Thanks for your answer. I have set groups in my test course but still a teacher sees all submissions. If the teacher then tries to garde a submission (no matter if from his group or another group) there is this error: "The grade changes were NOT saved, as it was not possible to determine which submission they were for." Navigating through the assignment instead of grade me the grading works normal. Thanks, Pascal
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 8:25 PM
    Any upgrade to Moodle 3.2?
  • Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 12:16 PM
    @Ricardo we will have a 3.2 version but we don't have a timeline yet. If you end up testing the 3.1 version on 3.2, please post results. Thanks!
  • Wed, Jan 11, 2017, 12:08 PM
    We currently updated our moodle to 3.1.3+ and the Grade Me feature no longer seems to be working. As others have reported, teachers are given the "Nothing to Grade smile" however when entering into specific assignments/quizzes there are submissions that are not yet graded. Also, if an assignment is viewed but not graded, it disappears. Was there a fix to this?
  • John Provasnik at Moodle Moot US
    Thu, Jan 12, 2017, 9:55 AM
    Brittany - one thing to try that worked for me. Create a brand new Editing Teacher role based off of the Editing Teacher Role archtype. Add a test user into this role in a course that currently uses the block. Attempt to see if you can see the empty grade me block with your test user. This worked for me, so I deleted my current teacher role and re-created it using the newly made teacher role. The teacher role we were using was created back on 2.4 (not that that should matter)... but creating the new teacher role (and then setting up the same permissions on it as we had on the old role) worked for us.
  • Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 6:33 AM
    John, thanks for the tip. I had both myself and a colleague try that trick but it didn't seem to work. I've had a few items pop up in my Grade Me Block since trying this, but still not nearly all of them.
  • Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 10:28 PM
    Appears to be a tracker issue open for assignments not showing on Moodle 3.1.x.
    We are experiencing this too so hoping for this bug to be squished rather soon.
  • Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 6:42 AM
    Hi guys, I've just been having some issues with the block not refreshing at all. I'm using moodle 3.1 and I noticed ever since the latest update it no longer removes graded activities from the block. I find myself having to directly go to the plugin -> blocks ->grademe settings to manually refresh each time.

    Also like someone mentioned submitted assignments no longer appear on the grademe block.

  • Al
    Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 7:30 PM
    We are using the latest version of moodle 3.2.1+ and we can't get the grade me block to work, I read there was a update coming at the end of Feb 2017, is there any news on a timeline please?
  • Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 8:50 AM
    It seems that the Grade Me block has changed a little when there are no assignments for a teacher to grade. It used to still appear but show a message that said something like "You have no items to grade" with a smiley face. Now though, if there are no assignments, it just doesn't appear at all. Is there any way to switch it back on so it does appear when there are no assignments. My teachers are getting confused and thinking something is wrong when they cannot see it. Thanks!
  • Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
    Looking into this further I found this from line 129 in block_grade_me.php. I can see that it is looking for the role of the user and if they do not have the role as a grader it does not show them the block. However, I have checked and my teachers are all assigned the teacher role which has the capabilities of viewing grades, and grading assignments. I do not understand why it is thinking they are not a teacher! Can anyone help? Should I be posting this here or in the forums? The code from line 129 is:

    $graderroles = array();
    foreach ($enabledplugins as $plugin => $a) {
    foreach (array_keys(get_roles_with_capability($a['capability'])) as $role) {
    $graderroles[$role] = true;
    foreach ($graderroles as $roleid => $value) {
    if (user_has_role_assignment($USER->id, $roleid) or is_siteadmin()) {
    $showempty = true;
    } else {
    $showempty = false;

    if (!empty($this->content->text)) {
    // Expand/Collapse button.
    $expand = ''.get_string('expand','block_grade_me').'';

    $this->content->text = '
    } else if (empty($this->content->text) && $showempty) {
    $this->content->text .= '
    $OUTPUT->pix_icon('s/smiley', get_string('alt_smiley', 'block_grade_me')).' '.
    get_string('nothing', 'block_grade_me').'

    return $this->content;
  • Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 2:05 AM
    We are having problems with assignment and quizzes not displaying on the Grade Me block when grading is needed. We have Moodle 3.1.3 Build 2016114 hosted by Moodlerooms. We have Grade Me block - 2015102403. The Grade Me block stopped working properly after the Moodlerooms Release 3.1 in late December 2016. Apparently the new version of the Grade Me block (version, is not working properly in testing for Moodlerooms either, so we have had problems with the Grade Me block since our Spring term began on January 9, 2017.

    This was one of the most used blocks by our faculty, so they are quite dissatisfied that the Grade Me block has not been working for so long. Any assistance in finding a solution for getting the Grade Me block working properly on Moodle 3.1.3 would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  • Tue, Apr 4, 2017, 2:12 AM
    @steve buss - please see, this issue sounds similar to what you are experiencing. We handle support on Github as it is easier to manage, so please put any information you have in either that issue or a new one. Thanks!
  • Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 3:55 PM
    I am looking for the grade me plugin for a moodle 1.9 site we have. We have a few courses which we have not yet managed to get moved over and just had to reinstall moodle on it. In the process we wiped out our Grade me block and now I can't find it to reinstall it. Should have back some things up but.... Anyone out there have the version for 1.9 in a zip file???
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