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Learn@Illinois Moodle - Excluding a Grade for a Specific Student

Learn how to excuse a particular student from an activity by excluding a particular activity from their final grade. You can do this (1) in the Grader report or (2) in Single View.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleExcludeGrades

Method 1: In the Grader Report

  1. Click Grades.
    Click Grades
  2. In the upper right corner, toggle to Edit mode.
    Toggle Edit mode
  3. Search for the appropriate student and grade item. Click the Edit grade gear icon.
    Click gear to edit grade
  4. Check the "Excluded" checkbox.
    Click Excluded
  5. Add a comment in the "Feedback" box that this grade is excluded and why. Otherwise, there is no indication to the student that this grade has been excused/removed. This can also help other teachers in the course understand what is going on.
    Note: You may also check the "Hidden" box so that the assignment does not appear for the students when they view their grades.
    Example of typed feedback
  6. Click Save changes.
    Save changes button

Method 2: In Single View

  1. Make sure that you are on your course homepage.
  2. Click Grades.
    Click Grades
  3. Click Grader report and select Single view.
    Click Grader report and select Single view

  4. Click Grade items.
    Click on Grade items
  5. Click on Select a grade item to expand the drop-down menu and select the desired activity.
    Click on Select a grade item and select desired assignment
  6. Click on the edit mode toggle button to turn editing on.
    Toggle editing on
  7. In the Exclude column, check the checkbox next to the student(s) you would like to exclude the grade for.
    Check Exclude
  8. In the "Feedback" box, you may add a comment that this grade is excluded and why by also checking "Override." Otherwise, there is no indication to the student that this grade has been excused/removed. This can also help other teachers in the course understand what is going on.
  9. Click Save. The grades will then recalculate.
    Save button
  10. You may go back to the Grader report and note that the word "Excluded" is now displayed in red and the cell is highlighted in yellow for the excluded assignment.

Email us at atlas-tlt@illinois.edu if you have further questions about how the grade is calculated with the exclusion. Let us do the hard work for you! Contact atlas-tlt@illinois.edu to schedule a quick and easy gradebook consultation.

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    Keywordsexclude, excuse, excusing, remove, removing, grades, report, calculation, aggregation, weighted, sum, percentage, range   Doc ID72370
    OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
    Created2017-04-06 12:23:51Updated2023-03-27 12:11:04
    SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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