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Example gradebooks

Below are some examples of the Moodle gradebook. The links to demo courses allow you to view a Moodle course with the relevant gradebook setup.

Weighted items

Use calculations to assign weights to activities or items in the gradebook.

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Best of X

How to set up the Gradebook to use the highest of 'x' amount of activities for calculating the paper's final grade.

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Calculation: combine functions

The calculations function provided in the gradebook allows for built-in functions to be leveraged and even combined.

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Weighted mean of grades with extra credit

How to set up the Gradebook to allow the use of Extra Credit when using the Weighted Mean of Grades aggregation method.

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Highest ratio - 2:1 or 1:2

Using alternating rations to determine which is most favourable for the student.

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Non-graded items

For when you have activities such as formative quizzes or practise tests:

Gradebook Setup

Navigate to the Gradebook setup page by selecting Grades on the left menu and then Setup.

Non-Graded Category

Add a grade category by clicking on Add category below the Gradebook. Give it a name on the following page - e.g. Non-Graded - and ensure the Aggregation method is set to Weighted mean of grades. Select Save Changes.

Set Weight

Back on the Gradebook setup page set the weight field of the Non-Graded category to 0 and save the changes.

Move Gradebook Items

Select all the Gradebook items to be moved into the Non-Graded category by checking the checkboxes next to each item. Below the Gradebook there is a dropdown box - select the Non-Graded category from the options and the items will be moved to that category.


The items in the Non-Graded category will now not be counted towards the Paper total.

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