It is possible to set up the grade book to show division in time such as semesters and quarters. This can be done by creating categories.
For example, Semester 1 = main category 1 with quarter 1 and quarter 2 as sub-categories; all of Semester 2 = main category 2 with quarter 3 and quarter 4 as sub-categories.
Often times, gradebook categories are used to delineate types of assignments.
For example, a category for "assessments" might include all quizzes and term papers, while a "participation" category could include graded forums and attendance.
1) The aggregation determines how grades in a category are combined, such as
* Mean of grades - The sum of all grades divided by the total number of grades
* Median of grades - The middle grade when grades are arranged in order of size
* Lowest grade
* Highest grade
* Mode of grades - The grade that occurs the most frequently
* Sum of grades - The sum of all grade values, with scale grades being ignored
2) Aggregate only non-empty grades: This setting determines whether empty grades are not included in the aggregation or are counted as minimal grades, for example 0 for an assignment graded between 0 and 100.
3) Include outcomes in aggregation: If enabled, outcomes are included in the aggregation. This may result in an unexpected category total.
4) Aggregate including subcategories: This setting determines whether grades in subcategories are included in the aggregation.
5) Drop the lowest: This setting enables a specified number of the lowest grades to be excluded from the aggregation.
Rather than a simple average or sum, Moodle can perform very complex calculations to produce the totals for each category and for the whole course
1) Item info This setting provides space for entering information about the item. The information is not displayed anywhere else.
2) ID number: Setting an ID number provides a way of identifying the activity for grade calculation purposes.
3) There are 4 grade types:
* None - No grading possible
* Value - A numerical value with a maximum and minimum
* Scale - An item in a list
* Text - Feedback only
4) Scale:This setting determines the scale used when using the scale grade type. The scale for an activity-based grade item is set on the activity settings page.
5) Maximum grade:This setting determines the maximum and minumum grades when using the value grade type.
6) Grade to pass: This setting determines the minimum grade required to pass.
7) This setting determines how grades are displayed in the grader and user reports.
* Real - Actual grades
* Letter - Letters or words are used to represent a range of grades
8) Determine the number of decimal points to display for each grade. It has no effect on grade calculations, which are made with an accuracy of 5 decimal places.
9) If ticked, grades are hidden from students. A hidden until date may be set if desired, to release grades after grading is completed.
10) Locked: If ticked, grades can no longer be automatically updated by the related activity.
1) Add sub category by moving new category to existing ones.
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