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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.
Moodle 2.3, 2.4

Important: If you were part of our testing phase, which took place over the summer of 2016, please remove the NED Marking Manager plugin from your Moodle site (directory name ned_marking) before installing this latest version (fn_marking). This latest release will only update the Marking Manager version with the directory name /fn_marking.

Marking Manager Screenshot

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 Megan Murphy
    Thu, Sep 17, 2015, 9:46 PM
    We currently have version 2015080903 installed and we were having errors so i was excited to see that a new version came out 2015080904 (or at least that's what it says in our plugin overview should be the new version.) However when we download the new version from this page, the version.php file still have it listed at 2015080903.
  • Picture of Al Beal
    Fri, Sep 18, 2015, 5:09 PM
    It's great the have this plugin support again with newer Moodles, many thanks for your work.

    I've just installed 2.7 (2015091600) on Moodle 2.9+ (Build: 20150604), everything is ok, just one small bug I've found. If I select Separate Groups, every 2 I mark the groups reset to All Participants.

  • It's only an avatar...
    Sat, Sep 19, 2015, 7:09 PM
    Hi Fernando, I see in your master branch that you have fixed the bug that was causing a problem in Lesson (with the left menu) where .menuwrapper is a css class selector in Lesson. I see that you have added a prefix 'fn-menuwrapper'. Thanks for that. I have not checked out the latest version yet, but can you clarify that the fix is in that?
    Thanks - Mary
  • It's only an avatar...
    Sat, Sep 19, 2015, 9:40 PM looks like the .menuwrapper has NOT been updated in the 2015 September 16th update. In which case I will open a Tracker issue for this Lesson Left menu BUG.
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Sun, Sep 20, 2015, 8:13 AM
    I want to thank everybody who has contacted me with bug reports. Very helpful! For future reports, please use the Github issue tracker located here: Cheers.
  • Picture of Fernando Oliveira
    Sun, Sep 20, 2015, 8:30 AM
    Thanks Mary. Latest code from Github is now uploaded here.
  • Picture of Frank Leone
    Mon, Nov 23, 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, Dec 28, 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, Mar 1, 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, Apr 9, 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, Jun 22, 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, Aug 1, 2016, 11:40 PM
    Hi Fernando, How is testing going with the 3.0.1 compatible version?
  • Picture of Ruben Major
    Wed, Aug 3, 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, Aug 10, 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.
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