Marking guide

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Marking guide.

New feature
in Moodle 2.9!
A marking guide is an advanced grading method where a teacher enters a comment per criterion and a mark up to a maximum.

Selecting Marking guide

  • Create an assignment, and in the Grades section, choose from the Grading method drop down menu the Marking guide option:


Creating a new Marking guide

  • When the assignment has been created and Marking guide selected as above, click Save and display and choose Define new grading form from scratch


  • Give the guide a name and description.
  • Click on the criterion name to edit it. It will open up a box for typing into.
  • Click the Click to edit links to provide an explanation for students and for markers as to what is required. It will open up a box for typing into.
  • Click the Click to edit link to allocate a maximum mark for this criterion. It will open up a box for typing into.


Adding more criteria

  • Click the button to add one or more criteria (and then repeat the process as above)


Adding frequently used comments

  • If a teacher regularly uses the same comments when marking, it is possible to add these to a frequently used comments bank.
  • Click the Click to edit link and add a comment.
  • Click the +Add frequently used comment button to add another one and repeat as needed:


Marking guide options

  • By checking the appropriate boxes it is possible to allow students to see (or not)the guide definition and how many marks are allocated per criterion.

Saving and using Marking guide

  • Once completed, the guide may be saved as a draft or saved and made ready to use, according to the button selected at the bottom of the screen.

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