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by Med Kharbach
"On the occasion of the first back-to-school week, I compiled this list of excellent resources to help teachers make the best of Google Drive in their classrooms. I firmly believe that Google Drive is one of the elemental web tools with huge educational potential that every teacher should be able to tap into. However, the thing with so many of Google's services is that their power and usefulness lies in their hidden features. The resources below cover some of these features."
rics"Enter Now and Check Out a Complete Guide on Moodle Rubric Grading and Ensure You Understand the Performance Expectation for an Assignment." The Moodle rubric, a system built for criteria-based assessment, explicitly describes the performance...
Moodle HQ has made a lot of progress integrating the UCLA Grade report interface improvements which allow you to scroll large courses more easily when looking at the complete grader report. While this isn’t the only improvement being made to the gradebook at this time, it is one that might have the largest impact from a usability standpoint.
If you’d like to stay up to date on the Epic progress for the gradebook enhancements check out https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-25544
The Epic is part of the current sprint (project timeline) by the HQ team ending in about a month. Hopefully we’ll see this as part of the major Moodle fall/winter release of 2.8.
There has been an alteration in the Moodle course files over the recent years. This change in the file system is among the most beneficial as you can now save files in repositories. The file repositories are where files are stored and managed, which will exist either outside or inside Moodle.
The access to these locations will range in accordance with the admin preferences or settings of every site. The alterations in the File Repository system have the ability to simplify the management of files that are used in Moodle courses. You can now enjoy the capability to distribute the files within several courses. You can also activate and promote updates that will be indicated in each pseudonym location.
On our training events, we are regularly asked about removing students once they have completed a course. This can be for a variety of reasons but often it is simply a case of wanting to only display current learners in the grade book and other grade data areas (e.g. quiz attempts table, SCORM attempts table, etc.) rather than all enrolled learners, as these areas can become unwieldy with pages of data relating to learners who finished the course the previous year.
This scenario is not quite as straight-forward as it may first appear. As the grade data areas always show learners who are enrolled in the course, unenrolling them from the course will also remove them from the grade data areas. This process can be achieved automatically by using the enrolment duration in the enrolment method which would unenrol learners after a certain time in the course.
While it is preferable that all learners are not displayed in the gradebook, the drawback to unenrolling the learners is that typically their data is not retained either, and teachers are therefore unable to look back at the grades for unenrolled learners. The solution here is to suspend course learners rather than unenrolling them; this will prevent course access to those learners whilst still retaining the ability for teachers to filter their grade results in the gradebook for their own analysis.
Advanced Moodle Gradebook Features: Using Rubrics, Marking Guides, & Checklists"
The video below is about a 75 minute demonstration of advanced grading features as you would see them on a Moodle 2.6 site. The video trainer, Eric Brandt, highlights rubrics, checklists, and other advanced grading criteria that can be used in Moodle courses to assess students using Moodle’s standard activities.