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by Justin Mason - Thursday, 6 September 2018, 5:27 PM
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Moodle Gradebook Categories

All UMW courses in Moodle come “pre-loaded” with categories in the gradebook.
I encourage you to edit or remove (but not ignore) gradebook categories that you’re not using.


Case 1: If you want to remove pre-loaded gradebook categories.

Watch this tutorial on video:

Step 1: Log into Moodle and navigate to the course you’d like to edit.
Step 2: In the left navigation bar, click “Grades.” (If you don’t see the left navigation bar, click the button with 3 horizontal lines. See image below.)

Image of Moodle showing button with three horizontal lines and the navbar


Step 3: Click the “Setup Tab.” If it’s not already selected, also select “Gradebook Setup.” (See image below.)

Screenshot of Moodle gradebook setup tab


Step 4: Next, in the list of grade items and categories, you should find the following pre-loaded categories: Discussions, Papers, Quizzes, Exams. Next to each category, click “Edit,” then in the drop-down menu that appears, click “Delete.” (See image below.)

Moodle screenshot of Edit categories dropdown menu


You're Done: Unwanted gradebook categories should now be removed!


Case 2: If you want to edit pre-loaded gradebook categories.

Watch this tutorial on video:

Step 1: Follow steps 1-3 on the previous page to find your Moodle course, go to the “Grades” page, and then “Gradebook Setup.”
Step 2: Next, in the list of grade items and categories, find the category you want to edit. Click “Edit,” then in the drop-down menu that appears, click “Edit settings.”

Moodle screenshot of Edit categories dropdown menu


Step 3: From here, change the category name or the aggregation method. When you’re finished, be sure to click the “Save changes” button.

Moodle screenshot of the edit categories page



Case 3: If you want to add more categories to the gradebook.

Watch this tutorial on video:

Step 1: Follow steps 1-3 on the previous page to find your Moodle course, go to the “Grades” page, and then “Gradebook Setup.”
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the page, then click the “Add category” button.

Moodle screenshot of add category button


Step 3: Give your category a name and select an aggregation method (see screenshot above). When you’re finished, be sure to click the “Save changes” button.   

 

[ Modified: Friday, 7 September 2018, 9:56 AM ]