Gradebook FAQs:
 HELP:
My Gradebook calculations are wrong!
 Why is my Category Total not calculating correctly
and appears highlighted in yellow?
Yellow cells indicate that the original grade value has been Overridden
or Frozen. It could have been intentional on your part or something
triggered it in Moodle. To release this, go to your Grader Report (select
Grades from Settings block), Turn Editing on, and click on the yellow
Pencil icon in the Yellow cell. Uncheck
the OVERRIDDEN box and SAVE.
 Why is my SUM
category showing Weight boxes?
When I average my sum categories the mean is incorrect! This means your SUM categories have
been corrupted. Only weighted
Mean should show weight boxes. You should try to recreate the category
and see if it resolves. Otherwise contact CITL.
 How can I exclude graded items from being counted
towards the students Overall course grade?
If the item is placed in a grade category with a weighted mean
aggregation, then the weight can set to ZERO for any item(s) that you
don’t want included in the total.
 What is the easiest way to view and grade Assignments
and Advanced Forums?
The Joule Grader (accessible from the Settings block). Provides a
condensed view of grades within a category. Joule Grader also allows single column
grading.
 How can I view
my grades on a single page?
The Joule Gradebook provides a
condensed view of the Grader Report. It allows you to view all
the activities in a selected category, or view only the category totals. All the columns
are narrower and the email address is removed.
 Extra Credit:
 I created a Quiz worth 105 points. One of my students got 100. Why does it
show in the gradebook as 95.2%?
Because it calculates the grade as a percentage by dividing by the max
points you set for the quiz, for this student 100/105 =
95.2%
 How do I add Extra
Credit (EC)?
You need to create a category that uses SUM –or Simple Weighted Mean
(SWM) aggregation. Then select the checkbox in the Extra Credit
column for any item(s) in these categories that are optional extra
credit.
 What is the difference between EC in a SUM versus
in a SWM category? How do I decide which to choose?
With SUM aggregation a 5point extra credit item simply adds 5 points to
the category total. With SWM
those 5 points would be added to the category total and then divided by
the total possible points of all the credit items (not including the
extra credit). If the category has 3 items in it, then the 5point
item counts as 1.67 points added for that category, since the 5 gets
divided by 3 when the mean is calculated.
 When using a Weighted Mean do the weights have to add
to 100%? When using a MEAN, should the category total be set to 100? Yes, this is the best practice for
accurate and consistent results.

