How To Manually Add Users To Moodle

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Users may be added to a Moodle site in a number of ways. When user accounts are created on a site, the process is called Authentication and when users join a course, the process is called Enrolment. Normally only the administrator is allowed to add users to a site. Course teachers are only able to add students to their course. Nov 30, 2018  My problem was that when I tried to manually authenticate an user (trhough a webservice), it would not work for users that were not in the moodle database (if that makes any sence). So, what I was looking for was to create the user in the moodle database so that my manual authentication could work. Something like that. Manually input grades into blank cells in the table, or edit grades already recorded for particular activities (e., quizzes, etc.). To save changes, click Save changes or press Enter on your keyboard. If you have edited grades linked to a Moodle activity, Moodle will highlight the cells in orange to show that the grade has been overridden. When a user is created manually by admin, the user is not sent a welcome email with login information. Also when an admin changes a users password there is no way to send an email with login information. Perhaps this could be an option under bulk user actions 'Email login information' and/or a checkbox on the create/edit user page. Oct 16, 2019 How to Export Existing Moodle Users to WordPress? You can export the already existing students in Moodle into a.CSV file. Go to Site administration – Users – Bulk User actions – Select the number of students you want to export.

The Moodle Checklist module allows teachers to create a 'to do' list for students to work through and provides an easy visual representation of what has been accomplished so far. Teachers can use the Checklist to monitor progress as students complete items on the list, and students can see a progress bar showing the percentage of the items they have completed.

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The Moodle Checklist has a number of useful features, including:

  • List of items students should complete, with the option to include course activities and resources.

  • Progress bar that shows what percentage of the list a student has completed so far.

  • Option for students and/or teachers to check-off items.

  • Option to allow students to add private items and notes to a checklist.

  • Due dates for checklist items.

Ways to Use the Checklist

There are three major uses of the Checklist activity, as described below. Any individual checklist could offer a blend of these uses.
  • Teachers can add tasks that students may check off
    In this option, teachers manually add items to a checklist. Depending on the settings for the activity, students and/or teachers can then manually tick off each item on the list as it is completed. The teacher can monitor the resulting progress, and the checklist will also display a progress bar to the student.

  • Teachers can create a Checklist and allow students to add tasks to it
    In this option, teachers allow students to add their own items by adjusting the settings of the checklist. The tasks a student adds will be visible only to that student, not to the others in the class or even to the teacher.
    Note: Student's will only be able to add sub-tasks to a task or headings the teacher has already created.

  • Have Moodle automatically populate the Checklist with activities and resources from the course
    In this option, teachers automatically create a to-do list on a checklist's Edit settings page. The Show course modules in checklist option will create a list populated either with all activities and resources from the whole course, or just those from the section the checklist is in.

Add a Checklist to a Moodle Course

Follow these steps to add a Checklist to your Moodle course:
  1. On your course page, click Turn editing on.
  2. Locate the Section where you want to add the Checklist activity. If the section is collapsed, expand it.
  3. At the bottom right of the Section, click + Add an activity or resource. The Activity chooser will open.
  4. In the Activity chooser, select Checklist and then click Add. The Adding a new Checklist page will open.
  5. On the Adding a new Checklist page, in theChecklist field, enter a name for the activity (required).
  6. In the Introduction field, provide instructions or background information for your students.
  7. Under Settings adjust the settings for the Checklist.
    • User can add their own items:
      Lets you choose whether students can create sub-tasks under the items you add to the checklist.
    • Updates by:
      Determines who can manually update a checklist. Note: The Student and teacher option requires teachers to confirm student input.
    • Add due dates to calendar:
      Adds due dates to the Calendar for any items created manually within this Checklist.
    • Teachers can add comments:
      Allows teachers to add personalized comments on students' individual checklist items.
    • Maximum grade:
      If you want to make the checklist ungraded, set this value to zero (0) and make sure the grade category doesn't aggregate by Mean.
    • Email teachers when checklist is complete:
      This option send an email to the student and/or teacher when the checklist is marked as complete. Note: We do not advise you to rely on this feature.
    • Show course modules in checklist:
      Adds activities and resources (other than labels) from the current section or entire course and adds a link to each item. Note: If you later add additional activities or resources to the section (or course), the new items will automatically be added to the list.
    • Check-off when modules complete:
      Detects certain student activity in a course and automatically checks items in the checklist. This feature is complex to set up for the first time, and we recommend you contact the Instructional Media Lab before using it (545-2823 or [email protected]).
    • Lock teacher marks:
      When this setting is enabled, once a teacher has saved a 'Yes' mark they will be unable to change it.
      Note: If you do not see these options, click Show more... at the bottom of the Settings menu.
  8. Click Save and return to course or, click Save and display to open the Checklist activity for additional set up (add manual items, hide selected items, etc.).

Add, Remove or Edit Checklist Items

If you set Show course modules when you create a Checklist activity (see above), Moodle will add activities and resources to its list. You can further edit a Checklist as follows:

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  1. On your course page, click the link to the Checklist. The activity will open.
  2. Click the Edit checklist tab. The Edit checklist menu will open.
  3. To manually add an item to the list, in the blank text field (at bottom), enter a name and click Add. The item will appear on the checklist.
    Optional:
    • To allow dates to be added for manually-added items, click Edit dates, uncheck the Disable box, and use the drop-down menus to set the day, month, and year.
    • To turn a manually added item into a heading, click the required icon () twice. The item will change to look like this:
  4. To adjust items already on the list:
    • To toggle between showing an item as required, optional (or for manually-added items, a heading), click the required icon ()
    • To show/hide an (automatically added) activity or resource, click the eye () icon.
    • To show/hide multiple activities or resources at once, select the checkbox (at far left) of items (), then click Show/hide selected items (at top of list).
    • To change the text color of an item (cycles through 5 preset colors), click the text color ()icon.
    • To edit the name and due date for a manually-added item, click the gear ()icon.
    • To Indent the item or move it up and down the list, click the arrows ().
    • To delete a manually-added item, click the Delete () icon.
    • To insert a new item immediately below the current item, click the green plus () icon.

Manage a Checklist

Students

Students can click on the checklist on your course page and tick any items they have completed. If you have allowed them to do so, they can click Add your own items then click one of the greenplus () icons to insert their own, private sub-tasks associated with particular items on the list.

Teachers

On your course homepage, you can click on a particular checklist to edit it or to view your students’ progress so far. If the checklist settings allow it to be updated by teachers (either exclusively, or in addition to students), it can be updated by doing the following:
  1. Click the View Progress tab to see a chart of how the students are currently progressing through the checklist.
  2. Click the Magnifying glass () icon located into the right of a particular student's name.
  3. Choose Yes or No for each item, then click either Save or Save and show next.

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This page describes how to enter grades directly in the Grader report, how editing grades in this manner causes overrides, and how to enable or disable grade overrides and locks.

To edit all grades for a single student, or all grades for a single grade item, you can also work from the gradebook's Single view tab (see Edit Grades for Individual Students or Activities in Moodle).

Manually Edit and Override Grades in the Grader Report

Moodle allows you to enter or edit grades directly in the Grader report. This method is different than grading submissions from within an activity such as an assignment. For more, see Grade Assignments in Moodle.

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  1. Select Course Management(black gear icon , top right), the Course Management panel will open.
  2. On the Course Management panel, under Grading, select Grader report. The Grader Report page will open.
  3. With the gradebook on the Grader report tab, click Turn editing on (top right).
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    Grade cells will change to show an entry field and a message appears at the top of the page explaining that if another grader for this course updates the gradebook while you are editing grades, your changes will be lost:
    Notice: Changes you make to this page cannot be saved if gradebook records are updated by another user, or in a different browser window, while this page is open.
  4. Search for the column that you want to edit or override. Manually input grades into blank cells in the table, or edit grades already recorded for particular activities (e., quizzes, etc.).
  5. To save changes, click Save changes orpress Enter on your keyboard. If you have edited grades linked to a Moodle activity, Moodle will highlight the cells in orange to show that the grade has been overridden.
    Note: If another grader in your course has updated the gradebook while you had editing turned on in the gradebook, as soon as you try to save changes you will see a red message for each column and username affected:
    The grade entered for [ColumnName] for [UserName] was ignored because it was more recently updated by someone else.

Modify Grades on the Single View Grading Page

  1. Select Course Management(black gear icon , top right), the Course Management panel will open.
  2. On the Course Management panel, under Grading, select Grader report. The Grader Report page will open.
  3. Each column and row heading contains a Single view icon (). To view and edit the Single View page:
    • For a student, click the pencil icon to the right of a student's name.
    • For a grade item, click the pencil icon in the grade item's column heading.
    A grading page will open showing all the grades for the student, or all the students for the grade item.
  4. In the Override grade column (at left), select the check boxes for the items you wish to grade. You can select individual boxes, or in the column heading, click All to make all grades editable.
    Note: Manual grade items do not require this step, all others that have Override grade deselected will be skipped.
  5. At the bottom of the page, below the table, select the Perform bulk insert check box.
  6. From the drop-down menu:
    To enter the grade only in cells that are blank, select Empty grades.
    To enter the grade in all cells, select All grades.
  7. Enter the grade you wish to give in the Insert value field.
    Note: All entries must be numeric. This function does not work with grade items graded with scales or letters.
  8. Click Save to save grade changes. A confirmation message will appear. Click Continue to refresh the Single View grading page.
  9. When you return to the Grader report, overridden grade items will be displayed with an orange background and marked “Overridden” to indicate grades have been edited in the gradebook.
    Note: If you enter mistaken grades and wish to start over, see Remove Overrides from Grade Items, below.

Working with Multiple Graders

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Only one grader (Instructor or TA) can manually enter grades in the gradebook at the same time. Moodle will not allow you to save changes to a gradebook that has been updated by someone else after you opened the page for editing. This is to prevent grading conflicts and unintended overrides if multiple graders use a gradebook at the same time.

To avoid this issue:

  • Don't open grading screens in multiple windows on your own computer. For example, don't turn on editing in the gradebook Grader report in one browser window, while entering grades on the Assignment submission screen, or rating Forum posts in another browser window.

  • If more than one person will need to manually enter grades in a course gradebook, we recommend you agree on a plan to alert each other when you are entering grades and when you complete a grading session.

Note: More than one grader can safely grade Moodle Assignments at the same time if they work from the Assignment submission page, grade one student at a time, and do not use the Quick grade feature. For more, see Enter Grades and Feedback One Assignment at a Time.

About Grade Overrides

Overrides are triggered when you manually edit grades for Moodle activities such as Quizzes, Forums, Assignments, or Categorytotals in the gradebook. Once saved, these items become highlighted in orange and will display 'Overridden' in red text, indicating that the grade is overridden. The override prevents further updates to the grade from outside the gradebook.

Grade overrides occur with several types of gradebook activity:

  • Editing Category or Course Totals in the Gradebook
    If you edit cells in a Calculated column, such as a Category total, the calculated column will be overridden and will not recalculate if grade items within the category are changed.
  • Manually Grading Moodle Activities from within the Gradebook
    If you manually edit grades in the gradebook for an activity such as a Quiz, Assignment, or Forum, grades will be overridden and will no longer automatically update if changed from outside the gradebook (e.g., if a quiz is re-graded or an assignment is graded from the Assignment submission page).
  • Changing Grades from the Grade Page
    To make changes on the Grade page, users must first select the Override grade checkbox. This page also includes a column of Exclude from totals checkboxes.
  • Importing Grades from a Spreadsheet
    If you import grades for a Moodle activity or category from a spreadsheet, the grades will be flagged as overridden and will no longer automatically update if grades are changed from outside the gradebook (e.g., if a Quiz is re-graded, or an Assignment is graded from the Assignment submission page).

In all of these cases, overridden grades can still be changed from the Grader report by further manual editing, but will not change if grades are updated somewhere else in the course.

Note: Grades can also be locked, meaning the value cannot be changed even when editing is turned on in the Grader report.Locks are turned on by editing settings in the gradebook (see below) and are not triggered by editing a single grade.

Reasons to Override or Lock Grades

  • You no longer want grades to be updated by assignments.
  • You want to override a grade received on a quiz.
  • You do not want teaching assistants to change grades after a certain deadline.

Potential Issues When Grades Are Overridden or Locked

  • Overridden Calculated columns will not automatically update when changes to grade items are made.
  • If a grade is overridden in the Grader report, you cannot change a grade or edit comments on the activity grading screen unless you disable the override/unlock the grade.

Lock/Unlock a Grade Column

To prevent further changes for an entire column, you can lock that column and preserve the currently displayed grades.

  1. Open the Grader report and click Turn editing on (green pencil icon , top right). Grade cells will change to show an entry field and settings icons will appear in the table.
  2. In the Controls row, click Edit () immediately below the column heading. The Edit grade item screen will open.
  3. Under Grade Item, select or deselect Locked, then click Save changes. The Grader report will reload reflecting the changes made (e.g., highlight color or edit fields).

Enable/Disable an Override or Lock for a Single Student's Grade

If you release an override or remove a lock, grades will revert to the value recorded in the activity or, for a calculated column, the calculated value.

  1. Open the Grader report and click Turn editing on (green pencil icon , top right).
  2. Click Edit () next to the overridden grade. The Edit grade page will open.
  3. Select or deselect the Overridden box and/or the Locked box, then click Save changes. When the Grader report loads the display will change to indicate the state (i.e., previously overridden grades will not be highlighted, or locked grades will not be editable when editing is on).

Note: To release the overide for all grades for a grade item, use the Single View tool(see, Edit Grades for Individual Students or Assignments in Moodle).

Exclude Grades from Category Calculations

On the Edit grade page, you can exclude grade items from the grade calculations for particular activities. This can be used to excuse a student from a graded activity, or to show students a grade for an activity (e.g., practice quiz, etc.) that will not count towards their final grade.

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If a grade is excluded, it will not be part of the aggregation calculation that you have selected for the category. It will also be excluded from any Drop the lowest category settings you have selected. Once saved, these items become highlighted in orange and will display 'Excluded' in red text indicating that the grade is excluded.

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Note: A grade item that is excluded from a category calculation is also excluded from the Course Total.

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  1. Open the Grader report and click Turn editing on (green pencil icon , top right).
  2. Click Edit () next to the grade you wish to exclude. The Edit grade page will open.
  3. Select Excluded, then click Save changes. When the Grader report loads the excluded grade will be marked.