Moodle - Creating Grade Items for In-class or Offline Assignments


UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as its single, centrally supported learning management system. As of 6/1/2018, support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and most Moodle courses has been discontinued. Access to those courses has permanently ended. However, certain Moodle courses that are part of the Adanced Quizzing Content Functional Gaps project are still available on Moodle. Those courses are located on the Moodle Extension site.

Can a manually graded item (such as participation) be directly added to the gradebook so that it doesn't show up on the course page? Can you still create offline activities that show up on the course page? You can do both of those things and this article will tell you how to do this step by step.

To add a manually graded offline activity to the gradebook in Moodle, the first step is to create an "Assignment".

  1. To do this, turn editing on when you are on the course homepage.

  2. Then, click Add an activity or resource

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  4. A pop-up window will appear for you to select the type of activity.  Select Assignment and click Add.

  5. You will then be taken to the settings window.  Create a title and description of the assignment. 

  6. Under "Submission types" be sure to uncheck the box for File submissions.

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This will create a spot in the gradebook for this assignment without having students upload files to be graded.

If you want the assignment hidden from students on the course homepage, select Turn editing on at the course homepage in the upper right hand corner.

Under the "Edit" dropdown menu for the assignment, there will be an eye.  If the eye is closed, the assignment will be hidden so students can't see it on course homepage.

If the eye is open, all students will be able to view the assignment.


Keywords:offline, assignment, create, activity, participation, gradebook, grade, book, in class   Doc ID:28252
Owner:Erica H.Group:Moodle
Created:2013-01-23 10:17 CSTUpdated:2018-03-05 16:56 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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