Grading & Moodle

All 1100, 1101, and 1102 lab instructors will use Moodle to enter grades:

  • Grades must be entered into Moodle each week. Please make sure grades are entered before the next lab period.
  • Create a Moodle group for each lab section.
  • Instructors must export and save their gradebook from Moodle at least once a week in case a server error occurs. It is the responsibility of the lab instructor to recover any lost grade data.
  • Mass emails can be sent to all lab sections or each section separately using Quickmail.
  • Mid-term (labs 1-6) and Final (all) lab grades will be calculated each semester. Assginments for labs 1-6 must be entered into Moodle by the Wednesday of Mid-term week and the assignments for all labs must be entered by the Monday of Finals week.
1.
Go to Moodle.
2.
Use your ISU email address and password to log on.
3.
Click on 'Dashboard' and then click on the Moodle Metacourse/Moodle Child-course under the 'Courses' tab.
5.
Repeat for all of your assigned lab sections.

 

Student grades need to be entered into Moodle each week:

1.
Click on the Grades link on the left navigation bar.
2.

A Grader Report window will open.

3.

Under the Grader Report heading there will be a drop down menu called Visible Group. Select your section from this menu (only one section or all sections can be viewed).

 

 

 

4.

Click on the button.  The cells will become live. Enter your grades.

5.

Once you have entered your grades, click on the button. If you do not save, the grade data will be lost.

You will need to add the students that are in your assigned lab section to Moodle Groups:

1.

You have access to the Moodle Metacourse but you also have access to the Moodle child-courses for the lab sections that you teach. The child-courses populate the metacourse with student information. We will use the child-courses for class-lists only. Look for the lab section child-courses that you teach; they will be gray not orange. Click on one and then click on Grades in the left navigation bar. A list of students will show up to the right of the left navigation. This will be your class-list for your lab section. You can export it or just open it in another browser window.

2.

On the main page of the Moodle Metacourse, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner. Once expanded, click on More.

 

3.
A Course Administration window will open, look under Users and select Groups.
4.
Create your section by clicking on the Create group button and naming your group after your last name and the section number of the lab section you are teaching.
5.
Click on the Add/remove users button under the 'Members of' box.
6.
A new window will open.  Type in the name of a student in the search box below the box.  Once the student name appears in the box, click on the name, and then click on the Add button.

 

7.
Repeat for all students in your lab sections.
   

 

 

 It is very important that you back up your Moodle grade data each week after you enter grades:

1.

Click on the Grades link on the left navigation bar.

2.
Select your section from the Visible Groups drop-down menu.
 
3.
From the Grader Report drop down menu  Export > Excel spreadsheet.
4.
The Export to Excel spreadsheet window will open, scroll down, and click on the orange  button.

 

You will need to email your students several times a week using Moodle Quickmail:

1.
Click on the Compose New Email link under the Quickmail heading in the right navigation bar:
2.
Click your groups (sections) from the Potential Groups menu then click the Add button.
3.
Scroll to the bottom of the page. Enter a subject and compose an email.
4.
Click on the Send Email button.

 

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