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The second in a series of Helpsheets about Moodle grades. How to edit a grade from within the grader report.

Moodle Help & Support 

This refers to Moodle 3.11 from August 2022 onward

How to use Moodle Grades (Gradebook) #2: Manually editing grades

There are several help sheets in this series. Start with Grades 1 - Introduction & Overview 

Every grade given in the module may be edited directly within the Gradebook, as well as within the activity itself.  If you edit the mark from within the gradebook, the grade will change colour to indicate the grade has been overridden from the original given by the activity.

To view the Grader report:

  • In your module, in the 'Hamburger menu' select Grades,

  Hamburger menu options

  • The page will refresh to show you the Grader report containing each student’s grade for each assignment and assessment.  Students’ names are down the left column and assignments across the top – you will need to scroll horizontally (using the scroll bar at the bottom) to see all the assignments/assessments if you have several. Scroll using the horizontal scroll bar to scroll to the correct column

Grader report with personal data removed

If you don't see a view that is similar to the screen shot above then ensure that the drop down menu is set to 'Grader report'.

Grade report in dropdown menu

To alter the number of rows on a page:

It can be easier to manage the scrolling with less students on the page

  1. Whilst in the 'Grade report', from the dropdown, select 'Preferences: Grader report' from the dropdown

Preferences Grader report selected in Grade report menu 

  • Towards the bottom of the Grader Report Preferences page, in the "General" section, set a number for "Students per page" to e.g., 20
  • Click on the 'Save changes' button

General settings on the Grader Report Preferences page

To filter the records shown

If you wish to quickly navigate to a given student you can use the letters shown above the grader report to filter which records are shown to you.  The report can be filtered by first name, last name, or both. Clicking 'All' reverts the report back to show all records again.

To edit a grade:

  1. While in Grader report, click on the 'Turn editing on' button (beneath the breadcrumb trail). 

Turn editing on button

2. An edit box and a cogwheel edit icon appears next to each grade.

  Cogwheel by grade

3. Click on the 'Cogwheel edit icon' to open the editing screen for that particular grade which will allow you to set the grade, add written feedback etc. Then click 'Save changes' when you are done.

Edit grade page


4. As there are editable boxes containing each grade, so you can change several grades at once directly in the Grader report. Type / select your grade into the box provided

Grade in Grader report

5. To save, click 'Save changes'.  You can edit more than one grade at once.

Save changes button

We recommend editing no more than about 10 grades before clicking Update.

6. When you have finished adding grades, click the 'Turn editing off' button (beneath the breadcrumb trail at the top).

Turn editing off button

In the Moodle Grades helpsheet series

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