Learn@Illinois Moodle - Deducting Points from a Student's Final Grade

You can deduct points from a student's final grade by creating a special gradebook item, making it extra credit and inputting negative point values in the Single view interface. This will work for both percentage and points gradebooks.

  1. Go to Gradebook setup.
    Gradebook setup
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the orange Add grade item button.
    Add grade item
  3. Enter an Item name, Maximum grade of -0.01, a Minimum grade of the most points you will deduct (e.g., if you want to deduct 10 points, enter -10) and Save.
    Note: The Max grade needs to be negative, but by doing this it appears as a range of “-10--0” to students, leading to less confusion.
    Enter item name, max and min
  4. Now click to Edit the grade item you have just created.
    Edit item
  5. Check the "Extra credit" box and Save changes.
    Check the extra credit box
  6. The Max grade should display as "-0.01+".
    Final display
  7. In the Administration block in the top left, click on Single view.
    Single view
  8. Select the grade item you have just created (e.g. Deducted Points) from the "Select grade item" drop-down menu.
    Select grade item
  9. If you have more than 100 students, change the display number in the "Items per page" drop-down at the bottom of the page to a number higher than the total number of students.
  10. Input negative point values. For students who are not being penalized, leave the field empty.
    Enter negative grades
  11. Save.
  12. You will be notified that grades were set. Press Continue.

Keywords:deducting, points, grade, grade item, gradebook   Doc ID:78745
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-12-14 10:38 CDTUpdated:2018-05-21 14:37 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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