You may pre-set many aspects of grading individual assignments. This is done in the Grade section. This section concerns the numerical grades recorded in the Gradebook. Independently, you can enable additional descriptive feedback in the Feedback section.
Type of grade
In the first setting, you can set the Type of grade. You can choose Scale or Point, or opt out of this particular aspect by selecting the None option. If it is set to None, then you will still be able to provide textual feedback, descriptive assessment, and exchange opinions through comments on a complex assignment. However, no numerical grade will appear in the Gradebook.
- The first type of grade is Scale. You select the most suitable scale for the task. The first is a ‘default competence scale’, the second is a traditional Polish code system running from ‘nd’ (insufficient) to bdb (very good), the third is ‘individual and collective ways of learning’, the fourth is the Polish numerical marking scale (2, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5), the fifth is a Boolean yes or no scale, the sixth is marked withdrawn scale (please do NOT use this option), and the seventh is a Boolean incomplete or complete. Please consult with your department secretariat about appropriate grading scales for your course.
- The second type of grade is Point. This option allows you to evaluate in the range of the pool of points which you set, while the maximum ceiling to which this scale can be set is 0 to 100 points.
Simple direct grading
involves simply entering the number of points or grade on a given scale. However, you can enrich the assessment process and provide extensive feedback related to individual assessments. The other options in the Grading method
setting are used for this.
The Marking guide form allows you to specify your own point scale with extensive descriptions for each level of the scale. To use this option, you must select it in the Grading method setting and then define the criteria in the form itself. With marking guide selected, click the Save and display button at the bottom of the page and choose Define new grading form from scratch.
The Rubric option allows you to specify several discrete areas in which the assignment will be graded. For each of these areas, it specifies a pool of points from the total number that can be assigned, as well as descriptions of those areas for your students. To facilitate grading, you can also define some typical, frequently-given feedback which you will be able to attach to the feedback with one click during grading. To use this option, you must select it in the ‘Grading method’ setting and then define a ‘Rubric’ form. With ‘rubric’ selected, click the ‘Save and display’ button at the bottom of the page and choose ‘Define new grading form from scratch’.
In this setting, you can specify into which grade category the grade from this assignment should be placed. Grade categories must be defined in advance in the Gradebook settings.
Grade to pass
The system can assess whether the grade given by the teacher is sufficient to pass this task and, for example, possibly allow the student to re-attempt the task (see: submission settings).
Use marking workflow: In a situation where there are several teachers or evaluators in the course, the function of ‘marking workflow’ may be useful. Each evaluator can use it to communicate to other evaluators at what stage the grading of the work is (for example, that the work is not yet graded, or is in the assessment phase, or that the grade has already been decided but not yet published). This allows other teachers to know if they still have time to exchange comments and possibly modify the final grade.
Use marking allocation: The lead teacher has the option of assigning tasks for assessment to specific assistants. In the settings for a given assignment, you can enable marking allocation. After entering the screen for grading a particular student assignment, the teacher may choose the assessors from among those defined as part of the course.