Blocks: Grade Me

Maintained by Picture of Tyler Bannister Tyler Bannister, Picture of Logan Reynolds Logan Reynolds, Picture of James McQuillan James 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 James McQuillan
    Thu, 8 Dec 2016, 12:16 PM
    @Ricardo we will have a 3.2 version but we don't have a timeline yet. If you end up testing the 3.1 version on 3.2, please post results. Thanks!
  • Picture of Brittany Carter
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017, 12:08 PM
    We currently updated our moodle to 3.1.3+ and the Grade Me feature no longer seems to be working. As others have reported, teachers are given the "Nothing to Grade smile" however when entering into specific assignments/quizzes there are submissions that are not yet graded. Also, if an assignment is viewed but not graded, it disappears. Was there a fix to this?
  • John Provasnik at Moodle Moot US
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017, 9:55 AM
    Brittany - one thing to try that worked for me. Create a brand new Editing Teacher role based off of the Editing Teacher Role archtype. Add a test user into this role in a course that currently uses the block. Attempt to see if you can see the empty grade me block with your test user. This worked for me, so I deleted my current teacher role and re-created it using the newly made teacher role. The teacher role we were using was created back on 2.4 (not that that should matter)... but creating the new teacher role (and then setting up the same permissions on it as we had on the old role) worked for us.
  • Picture of Brittany Carter
    Sat, 14 Jan 2017, 6:33 AM
    John, thanks for the tip. I had both myself and a colleague try that trick but it didn't seem to work. I've had a few items pop up in my Grade Me Block since trying this, but still not nearly all of them.
  • Picture of Nick Varney
    Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 10:28 PM
    Appears to be a tracker issue open for assignments not showing on Moodle 3.1.x.
    We are experiencing this too so hoping for this bug to be squished rather soon.
  • Picture of Alfred Simbulan
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 6:42 AM
    Hi guys, I've just been having some issues with the block not refreshing at all. I'm using moodle 3.1 and I noticed ever since the latest update it no longer removes graded activities from the block. I find myself having to directly go to the plugin -> blocks ->grademe settings to manually refresh each time.

    Also like someone mentioned submitted assignments no longer appear on the grademe block.

  • Al
    Sun, 12 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM
    We are using the latest version of moodle 3.2.1+ and we can't get the grade me block to work, I read there was a update coming at the end of Feb 2017, is there any news on a timeline please?
  • Picture of Nikki Macfarlane
    Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 8:50 AM
    It seems that the Grade Me block has changed a little when there are no assignments for a teacher to grade. It used to still appear but show a message that said something like "You have no items to grade" with a smiley face. Now though, if there are no assignments, it just doesn't appear at all. Is there any way to switch it back on so it does appear when there are no assignments. My teachers are getting confused and thinking something is wrong when they cannot see it. Thanks!
  • Picture of Nikki Macfarlane
    Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 9:30 AM
    Looking into this further I found this from line 129 in block_grade_me.php. I can see that it is looking for the role of the user and if they do not have the role as a grader it does not show them the block. However, I have checked and my teachers are all assigned the teacher role which has the capabilities of viewing grades, and grading assignments. I do not understand why it is thinking they are not a teacher! Can anyone help? Should I be posting this here or in the forums? The code from line 129 is:

    $graderroles = array();
    foreach ($enabledplugins as $plugin => $a) {
    foreach (array_keys(get_roles_with_capability($a['capability'])) as $role) {
    $graderroles[$role] = true;
    foreach ($graderroles as $roleid => $value) {
    if (user_has_role_assignment($USER->id, $roleid) or is_siteadmin()) {
    $showempty = true;
    } else {
    $showempty = false;

    if (!empty($this->content->text)) {
    // Expand/Collapse button.
    $expand = ''.get_string('expand','block_grade_me').'';

    $this->content->text = '
    } else if (empty($this->content->text) && $showempty) {
    $this->content->text .= '
    $OUTPUT->pix_icon('s/smiley', get_string('alt_smiley', 'block_grade_me')).' '.
    get_string('nothing', 'block_grade_me').'

    return $this->content;
  • Picture of Steve Buss
    Sat, 1 Apr 2017, 2:05 AM
    We are having problems with assignment and quizzes not displaying on the Grade Me block when grading is needed. We have Moodle 3.1.3 Build 2016114 hosted by Moodlerooms. We have Grade Me block - 2015102403. The Grade Me block stopped working properly after the Moodlerooms Release 3.1 in late December 2016. Apparently the new version of the Grade Me block (version, is not working properly in testing for Moodlerooms either, so we have had problems with the Grade Me block since our Spring term began on January 9, 2017.

    This was one of the most used blocks by our faculty, so they are quite dissatisfied that the Grade Me block has not been working for so long. Any assistance in finding a solution for getting the Grade Me block working properly on Moodle 3.1.3 would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  • Picture of James McQuillan
    Tue, 4 Apr 2017, 2:12 AM
    @steve buss - please see, this issue sounds similar to what you are experiencing. We handle support on Github as it is easier to manage, so please put any information you have in either that issue or a new one. Thanks!
  • Picture of Chris Maki
    Fri, 7 Apr 2017, 3:55 PM
    I am looking for the grade me plugin for a moodle 1.9 site we have. We have a few courses which we have not yet managed to get moved over and just had to reinstall moodle on it. In the process we wiped out our Grade me block and now I can't find it to reinstall it. Should have back some things up but.... Anyone out there have the version for 1.9 in a zip file???
  • Picture of Ryan Bernstein
    Thu, 10 Aug 2017, 8:45 PM
    We also cannot get the Grade me block to work on Moodle 3.3. It's a great plugin - our faculty are using it, but when we upgrade from 2.9 we'll have to lose it until an update is provided. Thanks for your work on this!
  • Picture of murray rothbard
    Fri, 18 Aug 2017, 3:11 AM
    Isn't it odd that an LMS as old and well established as Moodle has no native functionality to alert a teacher to ungraded work? I am just curious....what do teachers do who don't have this plugin? Do they seriously go to each of their courses and manually check to see if anyone has submitted anything?
    Incidentally, the notification button in the upper right of Moodle 3.1 and up only notifies you when someone submits an assignment. It does not provide a notification for when someone submits a quiz. unless I am missing it....?
  • Picture of Paul Tosney
    Fri, 18 Aug 2017, 5:49 AM
    @Murray - teachers will probably be set to get an email notification for each submission or quiz. That's they way we have it set up - as well as Grade Me. Some people prefer emails, some prefer Grade Me.
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