Gradebook Lesson Marking
To open the Gradebook marking page for an individual lesson, click thebutton for the lesson. There are two views in this page "Learner Lesson View" and "Activity View". The two views hold alot of the same data, but give you a different way of looking at the data, each will be described further below. It is recommended that if you update information in one grid, you click the refresh button in the other to ensure that you have all the most current information.
It is important to notice that for both views, you can click theicon to expand a row and get further information. The contents of that information will be described in more detailed in the following sub-headings.
Note that near the top of the page there is a link to "Release the marks for this lesson". This allows you to mark the entire class and make all your adjustments before anyone can see their marks. Once released, the row for the lesson will appear in the "My Grades" page for all the learners in the lesson. You can re-hide the marks by clicking 'Hide'.
Learner Lesson View
Learner Lesson View gives you a grid containing the names of all the learners who are in the class for the current lesson. As was stated earlier, you can navigate through the grid using the controls, or search for learners using the search function. Also, you can sort the grid by Name, Time Taken and Mark by clicking the column at the top, this is handy if you want to see where each learner lies comparatively with others.
For this view you will see five columns: Name, Progress, Time Taken, Lesson Feedback and Mark. This data is relevant to the entire lesson for the learner, for example 'Time Taken' is the time taken to complete the entire lesson and the 'Mark' is the aggregated mark for the entire lesson. The 'Lesson Feedback' and the 'Mark' fields can be edited here by clicking on them, however you may want to leave the Mark column, as by default this will be calculated as an aggregate when you submit the marks for each activity.
Clicking the expand button on a learner row will produce a sub-grid containing all the activities in the lesson and the learner's corresponding marks. Here you can mark a learner's individual work for each activity, if you prefer to mark one learner's entire work for a sequence at at a time, this view is going to be very handy for you.
The sub-grid contains by default four columns: Activity (Activity Name), Progress (Completed/Attempted/Not Attempted), Time Taken (Time taken for the activity) and Mark (Mark for the activity). Again, you can edit the 'Mark' column by clicking on it and entering a decimal value, if there is a maximum value for the mark (like in a multiple choice question) it will be displayed and you cannot give a higher mark. Note that when you apply the mark for an activity, it aggregates the lesson mark in the parent grid for the learner.
There are also some additional columns that can be displayed here if you wish by clicking the !columns.png!show/hide columns button: Tool Outputs (All different outputs for the tool), Competences (Competences mapped in author to this activity) and Activity Feedback (You can give feedback just for this activity here).
An important thing to note here is that if the learner has completed the activity, clicking the activity name will open a learner view showing their particular work, which is very handy if you would like to see exactly what they did right or where they went wrong.
Activity View gives you a grid containing all the tool activities in a lesson. You will see three rows with fairly self explanatory names by default: Name (Activity Name), Average Time Taken, Average Mark. This view is great if you want to see how people performed as a whole for an activity. Note that you can click on the Activity name and open up the monitor page for that activity, which is handy for looking at more in-depth information about the activity. By clicking theshow/hide columns button, you can also see the competence mappings for the activity if you please.
So far the Activity View does not show us much (apart from averages), however when you expand the rows by clicking the !tree_closed.gif!icon, the information becomes very valuable. Here, you can see for each activity the Marks, Progress and Time Taken for each learner - great for comparing the performance on particular activities. Note also that if the learner has completed an activity, you can see what they did by clicking on their name.
If you are working with a design that has grouped activities, a new row will be created in the activity view for each group. Each row will have the activity name displayed with the group name next to it in brackets.
Here, you can see the average time taken and the average mark accross the group. Furthermore, expanding the activity will give you a list of each user in the group and their respective mark, which you can alter.