The grade book is updated with several user-friendly enhancements and new features. Our main goal has been to improve the workflow for the teacher. Read more about the enhancements below.
Basis of assessment: Basis of assessments is now required by law in many countries. As a result we have added a new feature which allows teachers to write a basis for the assessments in the grade book. Both teachers and learner can view the basis of assessment. In tests the result is automatically inserted in the basis of assessment field.
Include element to grade book when adding the element: When creating a test 2.0 or assignment the teacher can select whether to add the element to the grade book. This is time-saving and eliminates the need to add a grade book column manually. If the "Add to grade book" box in is unchecked the grade book column is removed automatically.
Filter grade book by group: In many courses the participants are divided into groups, and often teachers share the responsibility for all of the participants, or are responsible for specific groups. In order to make assessing easier for groups, we have made a filter that can be used to show one or more groups in the grade book. This provides the teachers with a better overview in the groups they are responsible for.
Status of elements in the grade book: It is now easier for teachers to find not assessed elements in the grade book, and navigate between the grade book and the tasks. We have added URLs directly to the answers in the grade book overview. The statuses of all tasks is shown in the grade book overview, for example, "Not submitted" and "Not assessed".
Grades across periods: When a teacher views a learner's grade book all grades are shown regardless of period. This also applies to learners who enter their own grade books. This makes it easier for teachers to follow the overall progress of the course participants across periods.
Using several final assessments for one period: Teachers can now add several final assessment columns in courses. This means that a learner can receive, for example, an oral and a written final assessment in the same course.
Distinguishing learners that should not be assessed: If some participants in a course are not supposed to take, for example, a test, their status is not shown in that particular grade book column. This makes it easier for the teacher to separate between the learners that should be assessed and those who should not.
New export link: A new link for exporting the grade book in Excel format is added.
Posted on Tue, March 24, 2009
by Øyvind Flatnes