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It is useful to allow student graders to enter grades directly in Moodle.  Here is how to set things up within Moodle.

Enrolling Student Graders

Student graders are added to the Moodle course using standard manual enrollment method.  Select the Grader role for your student graders.  

Permissions for the Grader role

The Grader role can view the grader report and grade history.  Graders can edit grades in the grader report and grade assignments and Moodle quizzes.  

Graders cannot make any changes to the course content or manage course settings, including setting up the gradebook.

Grading Procedure

To allow Graders to enter grades, set up the grade book in Moodle with your desired items.  For more details, see Grading in Moodle.  Graders will see a "Grades" link on the left side of their Moodle page and can enter the Grader Report and enter grades directly into the Moodle grade book.

If you are using the Assignment activity in Moodle, graders can enter grades from within the activity by clicking on the assignment and viewing the list of submissions just as a faculty member does.  For more information see How can I set up an assignment in Moodle?

Preventing Graders from Viewing Exam Grades

Some faculty that keep all their grades in Moodle prefer to hide student exam grades from their graders.  It is possible to allow graders to enter homework grades while preventing them from seeing other grades.  

Normally, the Grader role can view the gradebook and fill in grades (without being able to make changes to the grade items or other grade settings). You can override this behavior and prevent graders from accessing the gradebook. To allow Graders to enter homework grades, you need to have the homework set up as an "Assignment" activity.  If you aren't collecting homework electronically, this activity serves as a placeholder – Students in the class don't actually need to upload a file, but the activity will automatically create a gradebook entry and Graders will enter the grades into the activity assignment without being able to see the gradebook.

Configuration

  • Click on the Assignment activity
  • Click on Gear Icon (top right of page)  → Permissions
  • Select Advanced Role Override → Grader
  • In the Filter box, enter "grade"
  • Set the permissions for the following items to "Prevent"
    • View the grader report
    • View the grade history
    • Edit grades
    • View grades of other users
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and save the changes

 

If you would also like to hide grades for the Moodle Quiz activity from Graders, set the following permissions to "Prevent":

  • Grade quizzes manually
  • Regrade quiz attempts


Graders will now be able to click on an Assignment activity in the course and enter grades but will not be able to see the full gradebook, including any exam grades.  

 

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