Blocks: NED - Marking Manager

Maintained by Picture of Fernando Oliveira Fernando Oliveira
This block allows teachers to grade assignments, quizzes and forums within a single interface.
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At the site level (front page) the Marking Manager block lists all Assignments, Forums and Quizzes that require grading. At the course level, the Marking Manager has 2 parts:

Block: provides quick overview of the number of Assignments, Quizzes and Forums with the following status:

  • Requires Grading
  • Graded 
  • Not Submitted

Clicking on these status links  will open the marking Interface. The block also contains links to a custom Progress Report (see screenshot below). At the bottom part of the block, a status report shows the number of students that:

  • have not logged in for x days
  • not submitted actities for x days
  • have a overall grade less than x percent

Marking Interface: allows teachers to grade Assignments, Quizzes and Forums within a single interface. This interface consists of a left section, where activites are selected, and and right section, where activties are graded. See screen shots below for more info.



This plugin is part of set NED.


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  • Picture of Frank Leone
    Mon, 23 Nov 2015, 3:59 PM
    Thanks for the great plugin! I bump into one small problem. I have three different assignments which need to be graded in my course. However, for only one I can actually see the student submission. The only unique property of this assignment seems that it is an individual assignment, while the others are group assignments. Can this be the cause; can FN Marking Manager handle group assignments? If this is not the cause, anyone any idea what it can be? Thanks in advance!
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Mon, 28 Dec 2015, 11:34 PM
    Hi Frank. All group filters are contained in the top part of the grading interface. If your course is set up to have forced separate groups, then you'll need to select the desired group from the menu on the top of the page (same as the standard Moodle method).
  • Picture of Sumanta Ghosh
    Tue, 1 Mar 2016, 7:51 AM
    Hi Fernando,
    Thanks for this great plugin. Eagerly waiting for a Moodle 3 compatible version. We are using the current version with moodle 3.0.1 and there are two issues to note:
    1) the block showing total number of quiz "Requires Grading" instead of only from the teacher's group (access all groups permission is set to prevent)
    2) In the list of Marking status "Requires Grading" the the same thing happens. The number on the left reflects the total number of ungraded assignments from all participants irrespective of any entry for the group the teacher is in. It should not even list that quiz in the first place.

    Hope this would be of some help.

  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Sat, 9 Apr 2016, 4:53 AM
    Testers wanted: We have a new version of this block for Moodle 3.0 and 3.1. Please contact me if you are interested in testing it.
  • Picture of Blue Kearsley
    Wed, 22 Jun 2016, 7:24 PM
    Hi - this is a great plugin, thank you! Please can you advise on the Frontpage settings. I have set it up but only an admin can see it on the dashboard, no other teachers can view it. I'm using Moodle 2.9. Thanks
  • Picture of Carl Boyd
    Mon, 1 Aug 2016, 11:40 PM
    Hi Fernando, How is testing going with the 3.0.1 compatible version?
  • Picture of Ruben Major
    Wed, 3 Aug 2016, 9:36 AM
    Hello Fernando,

    Hope you are doing good.
    I am using block "FN Marking". It is good plugin which meet our requirement.
    We are using moodle 3.1 and FN Markeing 2.9 version. We are facing page load problem with this plugin.
    I have attached two screen shots at:

    One is for course page and another one is for FN Marketing block.
    FN Marketing take almost 23 Second each time to load page.

    We have already Opcache enabled on server. still it take too much time. Can you please help me out on this?
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016, 11:04 PM
    My apologies for the delay in updating this block. . We're currently working on a solution for the long page load on the front page. On this issue, we've decided to add the option of updating the block during the Moodle cron job, instead of every page load. More info to come.
  • Picture of Pascal Kurosinski
    Fri, 4 Nov 2016, 8:03 PM
    Hello. Looks like a useful plugin, however for me it doesn't work with grading workflow. Although an assignment is assigned to a specific grader, any tutor can mark it through the marking manager block. Is that a known issue or is there a way to avoid this? Thanks
  • Picture of jacob bernatow
    Thu, 1 Dec 2016, 11:08 AM
    This is a really useful block. Is there any discussion or future plans to incorporate Advanced Forums to populate as a required grading item?
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Mon, 9 Jan 2017, 11:19 PM
    Hi Jacob, currently there is no plan to incorporate Advanced Forums. As with all NED plugins, new features are added as funding becomes available. You can see a list of requested features here:

    Feel free to contribute smile
  • Picture of Olivia Jones
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017, 6:52 PM
    Any plans to realease a working version for Moodle 3.0 sometime soon? We're using this plugin in our company, so any updates would be much appreciated.
    Olivia from
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017, 9:13 PM
    Hi Olivia, it already is.
  • Picture of baraa abd el-hady
    Sun, 15 Jan 2017, 10:02 PM
    there is an error show to me in some courses
    that say The ID for the course module is invalid. the course is OK and i can open it but when i open it for fn_marking
    it give me that error
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Mon, 16 Jan 2017, 12:53 AM
    Hi Baraa. It's hard to know what's going on here. Feel free to send me login details to your site so that I can take a look.
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