Learn@Illinois Moodle - UI Activity Grader in Assignment

The UI Activity Grader is a subset of the Assignment activity that allows you to grade a forum or glossary quickly and easily. It aggregates students' posts and replies for you, allowing you to set due dates for posts, replies, and responses. Highly recommended! These instructions are for setting it up to grade a forum, which is its most common use.

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

UI Activity Grader allows you to:

  • View all of a student's posts in a particular forum (or glossary)
  • Grade a student's work in a forum (or glossary) more quickly and easily
  • See a count of a students posts and replies in a forum (or comments and entries in a glossary)

UI Activity grader is part of the Assignment activity. You can use it with any forum or glossary in your course. Learn how to set up forums or how to set up glossaries.

Adding an Activity Grader to Grade a Forum

  1. Go to your course front page and click Turn editing on.
    Turn editing on
  2. Go to a section of your course and click Add an activity or resource.
    Add activity or resource
  3. Select Assignment and click Add.
    Assignment
    Add button
  4. Under "Assignment name", choose a name that associates it with the forum (or glossary) it is grading to prevent confusion when viewing the grade book and other features (e.g., Week One Discussion Forum Grader).
    Assignment name
  5. Under "Description", add a link to the forum that it will be grading for optimal navigation. Autolinking is on by default, which means that you can just copy the name of the forum and paste it into the description section.
    Assignment description
    Note: If you link to the activity grader from the forum as well, it will provide optimal course navigation and minimize confusion.
  6. Under "Availability", make sure that all boxes are NOT checked. You will set up due dates under the Activity Grader Settings.
    Assignment availablity
  7. Under "Submission types", uncheck "Online text" and "File submissions". Check UI Activity Grader. The settings should be identical to those below:
    UI Activity Grader
  8. An "Activity Grader Settings" box with a red border will now appear.
    • Under "Activity Type", select Forum.
    • Under the "Forum Name" drop-down menu, select the name of the forum that you are grading. In this case, it is Sample Forum.
    • Under "Forum Grading Method", select the desired option. "Total Posts" will only display initial posts, "Posts and Replies" will display both posts and replies, and "Posts, Replies and Responses" (pictured below) allows for posts, replies to others' posts and responses to one's own post to be aggregated.
    • Under "Minimum Posts", select the minimum number of posts, replies or responses students must make for full credit.
    • Under the "Due Date" for posts, replies, and responses, select the due date, bearing in mind that each should be a few days after the other to give students time to reply.
    Activity grader settings box
  9. Adjust gradebook settings, selecting the rubric or grading method option as desired.
    Grading options
  10. Finally, click Save and display.

Related Links

Moodle.org Documentation




Keywords:forum, glossary, grading tool, UIAG, grade, grading, graded, boost   Doc ID:71827
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-17 13:32 CDTUpdated:2019-07-19 16:51 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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