Faculty Help


How can I add Grades to Moodle and allow students to access them?

Why would you want to do this? To track student progress and to allow students to view their own progress


Choose how Grades will be contained and displayed to students

There are different ways of containing and displaying grades in Moodle. There are pros and cons to each method.

  1. Add a new Assignment Activity on your Moodle site
  2. Add a different type of Graded Activity on your Moodle site (eg, rated ForumLessonQuiz, etc.)
  3. Add a new Grade Item in your Gradebook


Decide on how you want all of your Grades aggregated and adjust your Gradebook Settings if necessary
By default, all new Moodle course sites use Simple Weighted Mean of Grades.  If you have imported content from a previous Moodle course site, the Gradebook will be set up with the aggregation method used in the imported course.


Review the different methods of how to enter grades to determine what will work best for you

Grades can be entered in multiple locations in Moodle. There are advantages to each, for example entering grades from the Assignment has the advantage that it will send a notification to the student when the grade is submitted. This will not happen when the grade is edited from the grader report or single view screen.

You can review the Quick Grading Guide at Moodle.org to see a brief description of each method to determine what will work best for you!

Everything else you need to know about Grading and using the Gradebook in Moodle can be found on the following pages (or you can continue to view our custom help pages, with step-by-step instructions on frequently used features, by navigating to the next page of this article).

  1. Grades
  2. FAQ for Grades