LAE Grader Report

Grade reports ::: gradereport_laegrader
Maintained by Bob Puffer
Alternative to Grader report that scrolls vertically and horizontally without losing student columns or grade item header rows. Lot of additional enhancements.
Latest release:
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32 fans
Current versions available: 1

NOTE: LAE stands for Liberal Arts Edition, a repackaged version of Moodle provided by CLAMP (Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project). The LAE User and LAE Grader are packaged with the LAE version of Moodle but can be installed separately with the dependencies as noted below.

Layout Differences From Grader Report

LAE Grader report in non-editing mode
  • Grade item and category headers are all on one line, not nested. LAEgrader does not collapse or expand categories.
  • LAEgrader allows wrapping of grade item and grade category names (at approximately 30 characters) to avoid excessively wide reports
  • All items (including the category column) included in a category are color-coded the same to group them together, alternately orange/blue
  • Items not contained in a category have a background of white as does the Course Total.
  • Hidden items and categories are gray.
  • Grades scroll both horizontally and vertically without losing view of the students column or the grade item header rows. This is the biggest difference between the LAE and core gradebooks. It negates the need for mouseover descriptions of which student and which item on which you're currently working.
  • Rows added such as 'range' or 'average' are placed at the top (instead of the bottom) and are frozen along with the grade item titles row so the user never loses sight of them.
  • Has a 'Clear overrides' button at each column header
  • Doesn't allow for editing the values for category or course items.
  • Has an 'Export to csv' button right on the report for a quick export of all items along with a weights row, a maximum points row, and extra column after every category and course total for making calculations.



This plugin is part of set LAE Grade Reports.


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  • Fri, Mar 28, 2014, 6:01 AM
    Overall, LAE is a vast improvement over the core grader report, but since installing it I'm having a weird issue that the core report no longer calculates the total for the course correctly. All of the individual assignment scores show up with the right values, but the overall grade is not updating.
  • Fri, Mar 28, 2014, 6:12 AM
    Hi Rob, appreciate your remarks. I assure you LAE Grader makes absolutely no changes to values in the tables. All calcs are on the fly. Can you post a screencap of your grader report course total area?
  • Fri, Mar 28, 2014, 6:12 AM
    Also, what organization are you with?
  • Ying Yang
    Wed, May 7, 2014, 2:46 PM
    Hi Bob, Thanks for the great grader report.
    I cloned the git repo for the install and was surprised it was 257MB. Do you know why the GitHub repo is so large for this plugin?
    Tue, May 13, 2014, 8:08 PM
    I have installed the LAE GRADE REPORT version 2.6 in Moodle 2.6.2 but I do not set header items, or the row of names of students, only a horizontal scroll appears across the qualifier me. Do I need to configure or install something for it to work properly the option of horizontal and vertical scroll?
  • Tue, May 13, 2014, 8:46 PM
    Can you send me a screenshot? My email is in my profile. Also, what browser are you using? LAE Grader support Chrome, Firefox and Safari, not IE.
    Tue, May 13, 2014, 11:10 PM
    Thank you very much Bob, perfect, I was testing with IExplorer, if it works in Firefox and Chrome
  • Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 3:15 AM
    Any work on a 2.7 version of this plugin?
  • Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 3:52 AM
    Likely to work, discontinued dev work in favor of 2.8 core gradebook
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 8:07 PM
    Hi, just installed this on my system, and when i click on it for reports, i get this message, any ideas?

    "The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator at root@localhost to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log."

    Many thanks
  • Me and my daughter rode to Tapei 101
    Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 4:15 PM
    Hi, thank you to the marvelous plugin developed. I wonder is there any plan to update it to 2.9?
  • Tue, Nov 24, 2015, 10:59 PM
    The functionality of the reports were largely adopted by the core 2.8 and 2.9 gradebook
  • Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 4:22 AM
    I am hopeful you will consider making an updated version for 3.1. Although a few of the parts are in 3.1, the most usable ones are not. The current Moodle Grader Report is still considered "unusable" by my staff and we continue to use LAEGrader as the only usable alternative. In a Secondary School environment (I administer Moodle for a K-12 school district where ALL courses are required to be on Moodle, with Moodle as the only gradebook) the Moodle Grader Report is far too big/wide to use for the number of assignments that occur in a typical year.

    For that reason alone, we use LAEGrader, but there are others.

    I would request that you think about the following feature. I wrote it into the 1.9 version, but am not completely done in 3.1, and am in fact having an issue.

    We would like items which are hidden in Setup to not show, or be calculated, into grades. Teachers make categories for each quarter and then simply hide that quarter when we roll over to the next. When those items are hidden, the gradebook is much cleaner. Also, if they hide an item, it really should not be included in the grade.

    I tried simply setting $this->canviewhidden = false; on line 116 of the current file...and it almost works. It somehow locks the first user in the class from moving or being edited...which is of course an issue. I also added $nooutcomes = true; to line 131 of the lib file to force Outcomes to be hidden, further cleaning up the gradebook.

    If you have some time to include this in the newest release, that would be wonderful!

  • Tue, May 7, 2019, 10:08 PM
    Hi Bob, I want both student name and ID columns remain in view while scrolling. Is it possible?
  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020, 10:09 AM
    We are preparing an upgrade. Does this work with Moodle 3.10?
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