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Grader report

Grader report We have already seen the grader report a few times throughout this book as it is the main screen we see when we go into the gradebook. To get to the grader report we go into the Grades area. Click on Grades in the Settings block.If you are using the tabs layout, make sure that the View | Grader report are selected. If using the drop-down list to navigate the grades area, ensure that the Grader report under the View heading is selected. You can see the tabs and drop-down menu in the following screenshot: This report shows the grades for all the students for each graded activity. This enables the teacher to see the progress for all students in one place. It shows one student per row, with the grade for each assignment in the columns across the table. However, with a lot of graded activities in the course, the grader report could be very wide. Categories can be used to organize this content, but the grader report also lets us collapse information to make it even easier to view. There are three main ways to collapse the information. The following screenshot shows two rows of grades (for two different students) and there are three categories set up on this course (Unit1, Unit 2, and Unit 3) as shown in the top row. Each category is displayed in a different way: Unit 1 has a — symbol next to it. This is the default way of viewing the category and grade information. It shows each graded activity within the category (in this case, Task 1 and Task 2) and the Category total column.Unit 2 has a + symbol next to it. This only shows the Category total and not the graded activities that are in that category.Unit 3 has a o symbol and this shows the graded activities within the category only and not the Category total column. You can click on these symbols next to each category to toggle between each view. The changes are made for the individual user and will be remembered each time the user views the grader report. You can change the way the report is viewed at any time. A useful option for courses with a lot of graded activities is to view the Category total only (so that the + symbol is showing). This will show all the category totals in the course so that the grader report is not too detailed. The user can then choose to view the full content of the category they are using at that point of time (such as the current unit being delivered). This is particularly useful for courses where different teachers teach different units, as they can collapse the categories so that they only view the category that they teach. Another issue with a course, that has a lot of content, is related to having a lot of students on the course. This can make the table very long. This can be a particular issue if there are a number of course groups using the same online course. Again, different teachers may grade different groups of students. However, we can set up groups to enable teachers to only view the students they want. Using groups to further improve gradebook use Groups are a course-wide feature, but this section will give you a quick overview of how to set them up and use them within the gradebook. There are three steps to using groups: Creating groups and adding students to themSetting the assignments to enable group viewsChanging the course settings to view groups in the gradebook Creating groups As groups can be used throughout the course, they need to be set up at course level rather than within the gradebook itself. Follow these instructions to create groups within your course: Go to the main screen of the course and view the Settings block. Choose Users and click on Groups.At the bottom of this screen, click on Create group.Type in the name of the group (such as Group A) and click on Save changes at the bottom of the screen. Repeat this process for each group, as required.After the groups have been created, they will appear in the groups list on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on the first group in the list so that it is highlighted and then click on Add/remove users in the bottom-right of the screen.In the right-hand column on the screen, all current members of the course will appear. Choose the students who should be part of this group by clicking on their name and then clicking on Add in the centre of the two columns. Repeat this process for each student. Once completed, click on Back to groups at the bottom of the screen. Repeat this process for other groups. Enabling assignments to use groups Each assignment that we want to be able to grade in groups has to be set up to enable the use of groups. This is chosen in the common module settings of the assignment editing screen. This can be done when we initially set up the assignments We will amend an assignment that we have already created:. When viewing the assignment on the screen click on Edit settings in the Settings block.Find the Group mode option (in the Common modules settings section) and change the option from No groups to Visible groups and click on Save and display the assignment.View the assignment and feedback grading area from within the assignment by clicking on view submitted assignments in the top right-hand side of the screen.In the top-left of the assignment area, you will now see a Visible groups drop-down list: You can use this drop-down list to choose the group that you would like to view. This will filter the students and show only those students from the chosen group. You can still select All participants to see all the students on the grading screen. Viewing groups in the gradebook If we want to view these groups in the grader report, we need to change a course setting: From the main course screen, go to the Settings block and click on Edit settings.Scroll down the page and find the groups setting. Change the Group mode to Visible groups.Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Save changes.From the Settings block, click on Grades to go back to the Grader report.You will notice that the Visible groups drop-down list is now available at the top of the grader report. Teachers can filter to view groups of students or view all students along with the relevant course grades. The grader report will show the grade that each student has achieved for each activity and outcome but, as the grader report has a lot of information, it can be difficult for the teacher to see whether each outcome is being achieved within the course. However, the outcomes report provides a summary of the outcomes used in the course and shows the average outcome grades for the course, based on the outcome grades given to date.

  

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