## Blocks: Grade Me

Maintained by Tyler Bannister, Logan Reynolds, 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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Moodle 2.5

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.

### Contributors

Tyler Bannister (Lead maintainer): Maintainer
Logan Reynolds: Maintainer
James McQuillan: Maintainer
Dakota Duff: Original Developer
Tim Gus: Contributor
Linda Vanderbaan: Contributor
Arnie Murdock: Director
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• Fri, 4 Nov 2016, 2:36 AM
@simon - You shouldn't have to uninstall and reinstall. This plugin is upgradeable using the standard Moodle plugin upgrade process.
• Fri, 4 Nov 2016, 2:37 AM
@Edmund - Is your site cron running? Some items may require the cron to run before they show up in the block.
• Fri, 4 Nov 2016, 8:08 PM
Hello. Looks like a nice plugin, however for me it doesn't work with grading workflow. Although an assignment is assigned to a specific grader, it is shown as waiting for grading to ANY tutor in the grade me block. And when non-assigned grader tries to access is, there is an error. Is that a known issue or is there a way to avoid this? Thanks
• Sat, 5 Nov 2016, 4:32 AM
@Pascal - it sounds like you don't have groups set up in your course. We have multiple teachers in each course with their own group of students. Each teacher only sees the things they need to grade - they do not see what other people need to grade.
In the course settings we have 'Group Mode: Separate groups'; 'Force Group Mode: Yes'
• Wed, 9 Nov 2016, 12:26 AM
@Paul - Thanks for your answer. I have set groups in my test course but still a teacher sees all submissions. If the teacher then tries to garde a submission (no matter if from his group or another group) there is this error: "The grade changes were NOT saved, as it was not possible to determine which submission they were for." Navigating through the assignment instead of grade me the grading works normal. Thanks, Pascal
• Wed, 7 Dec 2016, 8:25 PM
Any upgrade to Moodle 3.2?
• 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!
• 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 " 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?
• 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.
• 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.
• Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 10:28 PM
Appears to be a tracker issue open for assignments not showing on Moodle 3.1.x. https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-block_grade_me/issues/17
We are experiencing this too so hoping for this bug to be squished rather soon.
• 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.

• 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?
• 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!
• 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 = '
'.$additional.' '; } else if (empty($this->content->text) && $showempty) {$this->content->text .= '
'.
$OUTPUT->pix_icon('s/smiley', get_string('alt_smiley', 'block_grade_me')).' '. get_string('nothing', 'block_grade_me').' '."\n"; } return$this->content;