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{{Grades}}<p class="note">'''Note:''' This page, together with the pages listed in the block on the right, describe the gradebook in Moodle 1.9 onwards. For documentation on the gradebook in Moodle prior to 1.9, see [[Grades pre-1.9]].</p>
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* [[Gradebook]]
* [[Grade settings]]
The concepts of ''grades'' and of ''gradebook'' have been completely revisited in Moodle 1.9. Although these words are used in earlier versions, important differences are documented here in order to avoid misconceptions.
* [[Managing grades]]
** [[Grade items]]
The two central ideas of grading in Moodle 1.9 are:
** [[Grade categories]]
** [[Grade calculations]]
#Grades are scores attributed to participants in a Moodle course
* [[Scales]]
#The gradebook is a repository of these grades: modules push their grades to it, but the gradebook doesn't push anything back to the modules
* [[Outcomes]]
* [[Grade letters]]
The three building blocks of the Gradebook in Moodle 1.9 are
* [[Grade import]]
* [[Grade export]]
*The [[Grade_categories|grade category]]
* [[Advanced grading methods]]  
*The [[Grade_items|grade item]]
** [[Rubrics]]
*The grade (this page)
** [[Marking guide]]
** [[Learning Analytics Enriched Rubric]]
As an overview:
*A grade category groups grade items together, and has settings for affecting these grade items
*A grade item stores a grade for each course participant, and has settings for affecting these grades
*A grade has settings for affecting how it is displayed to the users, as well as [[Grade locking|locking]] and [[Grade hiding|hiding]] functions.
Grades can be [[Grade_calculations|calculated]], aggregated and displayed in a variety of ways, the many settings having been designed to suit the needs of a great variety of organisations.
Many activities in Moodle, such as [[Assignment module|assignments]], [[Forum module|forums]] and [[Quiz module|quizzes]] may be given grades. Grades may have numerical values, or words/phrases from a [[Scales|scale]].
Grades can also be used as [[Outcomes|outcomes]] and as arbitrary text attributed to each participant in a course.
==Grades pushed by modules==
When activity modules produce grades, they use the [[Development:Grades#API_for_communication_with_modules.2Fblocks|gradebook public API]] to push (or send) their grades to the gradebook. These grades are then stored in database tables that are independent of the modules. The grades are still kept in the module database tables, and the gradebook will never access or modify these original grades.
The gradebook, however, provides administrators and teachers with tools for changing the ways in which grades are calculated, aggregated and displayed, as well as [[grade/edit/tree/grade|means to change the grades manually]] (a manual edit of a grade automatically locks the grade in the gradebook, so that the module which originally created the grade can no longer update that grade in the gradebook until the grade is unlocked).
==Settings affecting grades==
Being the smallest unit in the gradebook, the grade is affected by many settings at different levels. Here is a list of these levels, in hierarchical order:
*[[General_grade_settings|Site-wide general settings]]
*[[Grade_category_settings|Site-wide grade category settings]]
*[[Grade_item_settings|Site-wide grade item settings]]
*[[Gradebook_report_settings|Gradebook report settings]]
*[[Gradebook_course_settings|Course settings]]
*[[Grade_categories|Category settings]]
*[[Grade_items|Grade item settings]]
*[[grade/edit/tree/grade|Grade settings]]
[[Outcomes]] are specific descriptions of what a student is expected to be able to do or understand at the completion of an activity or course. An activity might have more than one outcome, and each may have a grade against it (usually on a [[Scales|scale]]).
==Gradebook reports==
The gradebook includes a variety of reports, available via the grades link in each [[Administration block|course administration block]]:
* [[Grader report]] - The main teacher view of a course gradebook. The "[[Grade preferences|My report preferences]]" tab in the grader report enables teachers to change how the grader report is displayed.
* [[Outcomes report]]
* [[Overview report]]
* [[User report]]
==Grades organisation==
Teachers may organise grades into [[Grade categories|grade categories]], [[Grade import|import]] and/or [[Grade export|export]] grades, and make [[Grade calculations|grade calculations]].
Symbols to represent ranges of grades may be set as [[Grade letters|grade letters]].
Administrators may control the appearance of the gradebook site-wide by adjusting settings available via the grades link in the site administration block:
*[[General grade settings]]
*[[Grade category settings]]
*[[Grade item settings]]
*[[Gradebook report settings]]  
==See also==
==See also==
* [[Grades FAQ]]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeUy-_kbvqQ Basic Moodle Gradebook howto video]
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