Add a Graded Item (Column) in Moodle

Graded activities created in Moodle, such as Forums, Assignments, and Quizzes, have corresponding Gradebook columns that are automatically created and linked by Moodle. However, you may want to add an additional Gradebook column for a graded activity you are conducting face-to-face instead of in Moodle (such as attendance points, or an in-class presentation).

View the tutorial or follow the directions below to add a grade column in Moodle.

1.) In your Moodle course, click 'Grades'

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  • It is located in the left column on your Moodle site.

2.) Click the 'Setup' tab

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3.) Scroll to the bottom and click 'Add grade item'

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4.) Click 'Show more...'

An image of the grade items page, with the show more button you select circled.

  • This will expand the grade item section to include additional items to customize.

5.) Enter the settings for your grade item

An image of the additional options that will appear, numbered to correspond with the text below the image. 1 is item name; 2 grade types; 3 maximum grade; 4 hidden until; 5 lock after; and 6 grade category.

  1. Item name: The name you enter here will be the column name you see in your Grader Report.
  2. Grade types: Grade types include None, Value (a numerical grade), Scale (grade is selected by a pre-created scale), or Text. Selecting Text will allow you to only share feedback with students. it will not allow you to enter a value that will be factored into a student's overall course grade.
  3. Maximum grade: This is the point value for your Grade Item. You can only edit this if your Grade Type is set to "Value."
  4. Hidden until: This allows you to keep an item hidden until a set date and time.
  5. Lock after: This allows you to lock a grade item after a set date and time.
  6. Grade category: If you have created categories for your Grade Items, you will be able to select the category this Grade Item should be nested under. If you have not created categories, this option will be unavailable.

6.) Click the 'Save changes' button

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7.) To view the graded item click on 'Grader report' and 'View'

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8.) To view the added graded item column, you may have to click the plus sign to fully expand the grade category

An image showing the newly created graded item column.

  • Clicking the plus sign changes the grade category view to "grades only", in which you can see the grades for individual assignments in that category but not the category total.
  • To see the full view from "grades only" view, click the square where the plus sign was previously.  This will expand the grade category to include the category total.
  • You can also click the minus sign to collapse the category and just show the category total, not the individual assignments.


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