Learn@Illinois Moodle - UI Activity Grader

About UI Activity Grader

UI Activity Grader allows you to:

  • View all of an 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 tool. You can use it with any forum or glosary in your course. Learn how to set up forums or how to set up glossaries.

Adding an Activity Grader

Adding Activity

  1. Go to your course front page and Turn editing on.
    turn editing on
  2. Go to a section of your course and press Add an activity or resource.
  3. Select Assignment.

Editing Activity

  1. Go to your course front page and Turn editing on.
    turn editing on
  2. Click the edit icon (looks like a gear) beside the Assignment you wish to edit.
or
  1. Click on an existing assignment.
  2. Go to the Administration block > Assignment administration > Edit settings.

Optimal Settings

Assignment name

Give your UI Activity Grader a name. It is a good idea to give each UI Activity Grader a different name that associates it with the forum it is grading to prevent confusion when viewing the grade book and other features.

Description

This is a good place to provide a link to the forum the activity grader is associated with. If you link to the activity grader from the forum as well, it will provide optimal course navigation and minimize confusion.

UI Activity Grader Settings

Most settings can be left as the default, or changed as you would like to. The settings below should always be set when using the UI Activity grader.

Allow submissions from, due date, and cut-off date

These settings should be disabled. You will set up due dates under the UI Activity Grader settings.

Submission types

Disable "Online text" and "File submissions". Enable "UI Activity Grader". The settings should be identical to those below:

Activity Grader Settings

Activity type: Select either "Forum" or "Glossary".

Forum

Forum Name: Select the forum that you are grading from the drop-down menu.
Forum Grading Method: "Total posts" will only display initial posts while "posts and replies" will display both posts and replies.
Minimum Posts and/or Replies: Select the minimum number of posts or replies students must make for full credit. This will optimize the display on the grading page. 
Posts and/or Replies Due Date: Select the due date for initial posts or replies. This will optimize the display on the grading page. 

Glossary

Glossary Name: Select the forum that you are grading from the drop-down menu.
Glossary Grading Method: "Entries and Comments" will display all entries as well as comments on other student's entries. You can select just "Total Entries" or "Total Comments" if you are only grading one or the other.
Minimum Entries and/or Comments: Select the minimum number of entries or comments students must make for full credit. This will optimize the display on the grading page. 
Entries and/or Comments Due Date: Select the due date for entries or comments. This will optimize the display on the grading page. 

Finally, click "Save and display" to create the Activity Grader.

For more information about UI Activity Grader:




Keywords:moodle, activity grader   Doc ID:71827
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-17 12:32 CSTUpdated:2017-11-17 06:11 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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