5. Moodle Gradebook Setup Training

Course Description: This 9-hour training course is designed to equip instructors with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively set up and manage the gradebook within the Moodle learning management system (LMS). This course provides a comprehensive overview of the features and functionalities of the Moodle gradebook, enabling instructors to efficiently organize, track, and calculate student grades across various assessments and activities within their courses.

Through instructional materials, hands-on exercises, and practical demonstrations, participants will learn how to configure the gradebook to align with their specific grading policies and course requirements. From creating grade items and categories to setting up grade scales and calculation methods, this training will empower instructors to leverage the full potential of the Moodle gradebook to enhance their teaching and assessment practices.

Whether you are new to Moodle or seeking to deepen your understanding of its gradebook functionality, this training course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively manage grades and assessments within your Moodle courses.

General Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants should be able to;

  1. Understand the purpose and importance of the Moodle gradebook in managing student grades and assessments within a course.
  2. Navigate the gradebook interface in Moodle and locate key features and functionalities.
  3. Applied advanced gradebook features such as gradebook views, filtering options, and gradebook reports to monitor student progress and provide timely feedback.
  4. Create grade items and categories in the gradebook to effectively organize and structure assessment data.
  5. Familiarize yourself with different grade aggregation methods, including Mean of grades, weighted mean of grades, and more.
  6. Utilized the grade calculation method to accurately determine final course grades based on customized formulas.
  7. Set up gradebook preferences and settings to customize the gradebook layout and behavior according to instructor preferences.
  8. Customized grade letter scales ranging from 1 to 5 in the Moodle gradebook to correspond with the transmutation table or aggregate grade points.
  9. Set up gradebook preferences and settings to customize the gradebook layout and behavior according to instructor preferences.
  10. Learn how to import and export assessment data into the Moodle gradebook.
Topics Learning Outcomes  Duration 

Module 1: Introduction to Gradebook

  1. Gradebook Overview

  1. Gain an understanding of the Gradebook's purpose and its overall overview.
  2. Navigate the Moodle gradebook interface proficiently, identifying and utilizing its essential features and functionalities.
  3. Implement advanced gradebook features including gradebook views, filtering options, and other related functionalities.
3 hrs

Module 2: Gradebook aggregation and Setup.

  1. Grade Categories and Grade Items
  2. Grade Aggregation
  3. Grade Calculation
  1. Understand and create grade categories and items.
  2. Organize course activities into categories.
  3. Identify aggregation Methods for Calculating Category Grades.
  4. Describe and illustrate the utilization of Grade calculation. 
3 hrs
Module 3: Managing Grades: Settings, Import, and Export

  1. Grade Settings
  2. Import
  3. Export
  1. Recognize and explore grade settings and grader report preferences.
  2. Import grades by transferring a relevant column from a spreadsheet, and define alternative methods.
  3. Export grades into an Excel spreadsheet format.
3 hrs
Total hours: 9 hrs




  • A total of three (3) weeks with an estimated time of 9 hours to complete the course. 
  • The participants are enrolled for 3 months which may allow 2 to 3 hours weekly to take the lesson, answer the assessment, and accomplish other similar activities to acquire the certificate of completion.
  • Each participant shall be provided a course sandbox that serves as their working space to design their work. 
  • The Participants will receive a calendar invitation before the webinar schedule.
  • After completing this course, you will be able to download your certificate. The skills you acquired from this training will be your ticket if you want to pursue it later on if you choose to undergo training in Moodle Training for Teachers or the Moodle Educators Certification or MEC.

Mode of Delivery: Three options are available;

  1. Virtual training (for online training). There will be three (3) webinar sessions for the full discussion and demonstration each week. The Live Webinar duration is 45 mins to 1 hour, it is recorded and made available in the course.
  2. Blended learning (for a mix of online and in-person training). There will be a one (1) day session for the discussion and demonstration that runs for 2-3 hours.
  3. Self-paced training (for full online). Enrolled in the course for three months.