Multiple graders

Grading methods ::: gradingform_multigraders
Maintained by Lucian Gabriel Pricop
Advanced grading form allowing multiple graders for assignments
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Add the multigrades archive to install plugin section of moodle Administration or Extract the "multigraders" folder from archive into /<your moodle folder>/grade/grading/form/
From admin dashboard, check for updates, approve the installation of the new plugin it discovers.

# How to activate:

When editing the settings of an assignment, open the grade section and for "Grading method" choose "Multiple graders".
When you save the assignment settings, you will be asked to create a form definition for this assignment. If this doesn't happen, you need to create one from Administration menu
section -> Assignment administration -> Advanced grading -> Edit multiple graders options. Some other themes may display an option "Edit multiple graders options" from the cog menu of an assignment.

When defining a new form definition, you are asked for:
- a list of graders, these will be allowed to second-grade the assignment and will also receive notifications of where second grading was requested.
- grading criteria : rich text displayed at the top of the advanced grading method as a guide to teacher on how/what to grade
- the method of auto calculating the next grade and outcomes. So when a second grader arrives to grade, the outcomes and the grade is automatically set based on this method, they only need to change what they don't agree with:
- last previous grade: copies the data from the previous grader
- minimum previous grade: copies the minimum from all previous grades
- maximum previous grade: copies the maximum from all previous grades
- average previous grade: sets the average values from all previous grades
- blind marking: if checked, graders don't see the grades from previous graders
- show second graders notes to students: if checked students will see along with the final grade also the intermediary grades. (Every grader may choose wheter their notes are visible to students as well or only to other techers)

# How it works:

1. Select an assignment setup with Multiplte graders
2. First teacher that grades becomes "the first grader" which acts like an owner of that assignment/person grade. They are the ones to assign the final grade by checking the button/checkbox "publish grade".
3. After first teach is done grading, they need to use the checkboxes to decide:
- if the notes they added should be visible to students or not
- if they want to ask for seconds graders
- if the grade is final or not
4. If they requested second grading, all teachers defined as second graders will receive a moodle notifications with a link to the Assignment
5. Second graders after adding their grade and notes may choose
- if the notes they added should be visible to students or not
- if they want to ask for seconds graders - this will effectively call to a third grader
6. If they requested second grading, all teachers defined as second graders will receive a moodle notifications with a link to the Assignment
7. The first grader can decide at all times the final grade and to publish the grade in the gradebook.
8. Any account can grade only once a certain assignment/user

# Other features

- The plugin takes care of outcomes as well and decides the grade based on the defined calculation from Gradebook setup.
The assignment and outcomes need to be under the same category, the plugin takes the formula of the category total and applies it to assignment total.
- Admins may delete all data related to a grade, all comments and grades of all graders.
- If a grade is locked or overridden the plugin loses control and can't make changes; if this is the case, the plugin will notify users.

DEMO version available here


Password ( all of them have the same password ):

VM reverted frequently, so if you make changes there they will disappear after some time.


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  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019, 3:20 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7787
  • Thu, Apr 2, 2020, 5:57 PM
    This is great. I really like. And I have another idea. Add a function of the required number of grades from teachers. Set to "needs n ratings".
  • Thu, Apr 2, 2020, 6:14 PM
    That's a great idea. Feel free to add it as an enhancement request on the bug tracker. Thanks
  • Wed, Jun 17, 2020, 5:52 PM
    Hi Lucian, I am very interested to use multiple graders plugin in my moodle LMS. Since I am newbie in moodle, it would be great if you could guide me to install it in my moodle. Could you provide a short tutorial video regarding installation and utilization?
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020, 1:13 PM
    Hi Afiat, I agree a tutorial might be handy, but unfortunately I'm on a tight schedule and this is not a priority at the moment. The plugin description should be a good guide to install and to use.
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020, 1:38 PM
    Hi, thanks a lot Lucian. I have installed it in my moodle 3.8. Unfortunately, I could not do like shown in your screen shoot. It seems we can grade our student using multigraders and rubric, but in my trial, I did not find setting to make marker using rubric with multiple graders at the same time. Any suggestion to use multiple grader and rubric at the same time like as seen in your screen shoot ?
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020, 1:47 PM
    You can not use this plugin with rubric at the same time. They are both advanced grading plugins and you can choose either one or the other. My screenshots show the possibility to add outcomes for assignments. Then you need to define the formula in gradebook setup to explain how the grade of the assignment can be calculated from the associated outcomes.
  • Sat, Jun 20, 2020, 2:23 PM
    Hi Lucian, could you please show me to make a formula like you did with the outcomes? if you don't mind please include in your demo.
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 5:07 PM
    Here are two very useful urls I found on google for you: and

    These help a lot in understanding how you can setup a gradebook with formulas.
  • Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 4:20 PM

    This is wonderful thank you. I particularly like that you have set up a test site - thank you very much for that I wish other developers would do the same as it is very useful to see the plugin in action. A quick question - when grader 1 issues a grade of 60 and grader 2 provides a grade of 50 - I anticipated that the student would receive a grade of 55 but instead the gradebook shows 60 as the grade. Is it possible to issue the average grade to the student or does the original grader have to go back in and change their original grade to reflect the input from the second grader?
  • Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 4:38 PM
    Hi Mark. Thank you for your interest in my plugin. I added a new screenshot showing how you can change the method to automatically calculate the new grade based on the previous ones. On the demo site, I let the default option: "last previous grade", which means, no change when a new grader submits a new grade, keeping 60 in your example.
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