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Moodle Grading

I still dislike the "pop-up" or "list" method for entering grades in Moodle. I could enter digits much faster; I hate being forced to use the mouse / touchpad to select grades. This is consuming a bit more time than it should, but it seems comparable to Blackboard in terms of the time and effort. At least I have Moodle set to always show the complete enrollment when I enter grades. For some reason, Blackboard always showed only ten students at a time, no matter how often I told the system I wanted to see 25 or more students at once.

The grade book for Moodle is a bit confusing, still. I use a Numbers spreadsheet I migrated from MS Excel, so the online grades are only for students to track their progress. Still, I wish the display were a little easier to read. The last column is showing an average points earned per assignment, when what I would like to see is a points total. I'm sure I'll figure out how to change this… but it isn't a major issue right now.

Students are starting to create profiles and update their information. They are also using the Moodle wiki module a bit more. The threaded discussions have exhibited the standard drop off in participation, so I'll have to comment on some posts and get students re-engaged.

I'm going to try returning some "Advanced Assignments," which in Moodle means I can return a comment file. Hope it works, since I had mistakenly assumed I could return single file assignments.

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