Gradebook improvements in Moodle 1.9.5

Tabs navigation

Your site administrator now has the ability to replace or supplement the drop-down navigation menu with tabbed navigation.

Course settings for the gradebook can be found in the Settings tab. Course settings determine how the gradebook appears for all participants in the course.

Grader report preferences (and preferences for other gradebook reports) can be found in the ‘My preferences’ tab.

Grader report

Your site administrator now has the ability to enable a static students column for teachers to scroll grades in the grader report using a horizontal scrollbar. (Note that this feature is not available for IE6 users or for users who have the screenreader setting in their Moodle profile set to Yes.)

The show/hide toggles across the top of the grader report (Show show/hide icons, Show locks etc) have been removed. The settings are still available in the grader report preferences.

For very large gradebooks (with many students and/or many grade items), an informative mouse-over tooltip has been added to each grade cell in the table. It shows the user and grade item to which the grade belongs.
Grades entered through the Grader Report are no longer locked so grades can be adjusted in the assignment view. With this change, grades entered are no longer colored differently.

User report

Category nesting is shown with contrasting colors in the user report, which makes it a lot clearer, especially when lots of categories are in use. A range column has been added.

Easier editing of categories and items

A new Edit categories and items page, with simple and full view, enables teachers to move multiple items between categories and quickly edit multiple settings.

Categories can only be moved one at a time, but all their contents are moved as well.
Category aggregation type can be changed instantly (without submitting the form) by changing the selected option in the aggregation drop-down menu.

Contrasting colors indicate category nesting. The categories and grade items are also indented with a cell colored by the parent category’s color, to make the nesting even clearer.

Extra credit and weight appear in two different columns. If none of the categories have an aggregation type that makes use of either extra credit or weights, these columns are omitted.

Forms for editing grade categories and their associated grade items (e.g. course category and course total) have been combined into one form. This also means that there is no edit icon in the grader report for course and category totals. You just edit the category itself instead.

This change is perhaps the most radical one visually.

Allowing grades over 100%

Your site administrator now has the ability to allow teachers to enter grades over 100% directly in the gradebook.