Blocks: Grade Me

Maintained by Picture of Tyler BannisterTyler Bannister, Picture of Logan ReynoldsLogan Reynolds, Picture of James McQuillanJames 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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  • Picture of Aster Blistok
    Tue, Aug 18, 2015, 1:01 AM
    Thank you for great update to 2.8/2.9. I have just finished thorough testing on M2.9 and plugin works great! There is a HUGE improvement in performance (compared to 2.5v). There is only one issue I have experienced, where quiz plugin was showing some old (already graded submissions) as well as automatically graded as incorrect ones. I've fixed this by adding AND qas.state = 'needsgrading' on line 53 in sql query for quiz_plugin.php
  • Picture of Andrew Maas
    Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 1:14 PM
    Hi Tyler
    We are having lengthy start-up times of about 1 - 4 mins when we login to Moodle. I firstly logged a support request with our Moodle provider and they have said it is due to the logic in the GradeMe plugin. We are on Moodle 2.7. - This plugin is great and my teachers love it, however are you please able to shed some light on the issue and/or assist me in fixing it?
    Thank you, Andrew
  • Picture of erika alarcon
    Wed, Sep 16, 2015, 2:13 AM
    I'm testing the block in Moodle 2.7.5

    When a teacher clicks on the red check mark which takes them to the student submission page and does not put a score but the teacher clicks on the 'Save changes' button, that submission disappears from the Grade me block.

    However, the teacher still see that there is a submission that 'Needs grading' in the Assignment page (eg. /moodle/mod/assign/view.php?id=333)

    It seems that the block Grade me is not coordinated with the assignments that need a grade.
    I have run the cron

    Thank you, Erika

  • Picture of erika alarcon
    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 ....

  • Picture of Brian Evans
    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!
  • Picture of Tyler Bannister
    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.
  • Picture of Frank Leone
    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.
  • Picture of Michael Dörnbrack
    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?
  • Picture of Tyler Bannister
    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.
  • Picture of Andrew Hartley
    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'
  • Picture of Андрій Чорний
    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...
  • Picture of Logan Reynolds
    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.
  • Picture of Андрій Чорний
    Sun, Jan 10, 2016, 11:09 PM
    Logan how about SQL query?
  • Picture of Sam M.
    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!
  • Picture of Dana Wortman
    Sat, Jan 16, 2016, 12:48 AM
    Any idea when the 3.0 version will be released?
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