Learn@Illinois Moodle - Entering Zeros for Empty Grades

It is a best practice in Moodle to always enter zero for incomplete activities. When zeros are not entered, grades can become artificially inflated or deflated.

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

The best way to turn empty (unentered) grades into zeros in batches for each activity is to use the "Single view" interface to access the "Perform bulk insert" function.

  1. In the Administration block on the left-hand side of the page, click Gradebook setup.
    Click Gradebook setup screenshot
  2. In the Gradebook setup Administration block, click on Single view.
    Click Single view screenshot
  3. Under the "Select grade item" drop-down menu, select the activity that you want to grade.
    Select grade item screenshot
  4. Click the "Perform bulk insert" checkbox and leave the default settings the same (i.e. "Empty grades;" 0). This changes all missing/empty grades of the students displayed on this page for this activity/item to 0.
    Perform bulk insert checkbox
  5. Click the Save changes button.
    Save changes button screenshot
  6. Click the Continue button.
    Click Continue button screenshot
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 for all activities for which you need to add zeros.

We encourage you to take advantage of our quick and free gradebook audits to make sure that your gradebook is ready for entering final scores. Please contact atlas-tlt@illinois.edu to request a gradebook review or schedule an in-person consultation.

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Keywords:grades, gradebook, empty grades, zeros, single view   Doc ID:84453
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2018-08-01 17:08 CDTUpdated:2019-02-01 10:39 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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