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How Moodle Assigns Values to Scores in a Scale

I do not get the point of this section. Without research, the first draft was better than this.

You currently can't map a custom scale to a percentage value so that you can average together the scores on your custom scale and compute an overall grade for a category. Moodle's conversion of custom or non-numeric scales to percentages is unpredictable, and you're best off sticking with a standard 100% scale if you need to compute an average or aggregate your category averages into an overall grade.
Rule 1, tell people what it will do first, then note what it will not do. I will roll back and try an edit combining both. And maybe have to research Scales again on collman 13:01, 22 January 2009 (CST)

How do scales and outcomes relate to each other

Guess I am not a real teacher. I do not understand how outcomes and scales relate to each other in Moodle. The docs do not help me understand, other than scales are used in outcomes. Confuzelled.--chris collman 14:42, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

How do students see a Scale Description???? states:
Write a detailed description in the Description box (highlighted in blue) for your scale. Your students will have access to the description, and you can use this to give them additional feedback. The more details you put in the description, the more students will understand what each scale item means.
>there is a discussion asking how the students can see the description. AFAIK this is only for teachers so they know what the scale should be used for....
Please let us know either here or via the discussion if these docs need modifying.

I've replied to the discussion. Please feel free to add further information to Scales ;-) --Helen Foster 12:08, 28 July 2009 (UTC)