With configurable grading the teacher can add a certain value to a specific part of an exercise. In doing this, the teacher decides which elements of the exercise weigh more heavily within the total grading. The grade is automatically adjusted according to the applied percentages. The build up of these grades will also be visible in the LMS grade center/book.
As can be seen in the example below, the grade can now be based on the different steps students take to complete the assignment and the weight per criterion can be defined. Allowing for some criteria to weigh heavier than others.
Fig. 1: Grading with 3 categories in edit mode. More steps can be added if desired.
Fig. 2: Teacher view of the assigned points to each category per student in a group.
Manual grading override
Teachers can manually override student grades in FeedbackFruits assignments.
The amounts of points earned per student can be adjusted in the final column of the grading table ('optional grade adjustment') at the bottom of the assignment. The changes can then be seen in the percentage of the overall grade.
Teachers have the option to implement a pass/fail grade to their assignments. By clicking on 'settings' a threshold can be set, with the required amount of points in order to get a passing grade. This threshold can be adjusted in later.
Before publishing the grades, the amount of points needed in order to pass the assignment will be visible. Once published, students will see whether they passed, along with the normal breakdown of their grade. Teachers will be provided with an overview of the scores as normal, along with a column showing whether the student passed or failed the assignment.
Automatic publishing for grading
Teacher can also set a future date for grades to be published automatically. After publishing the grades in FeedbackFruits, the grades will automatically be sent to your LMS. For the grades to be pushed to the LMS, it is important that you have enabled grading in the LMS. Read here how you can enable grading in your LMS.
Teachers can set a date within the grading table by clicking on 'select publish date', after which you will be able to select a date and time. It is also possible to not select a date, which allows you to still manually publish the grades.
This concludes the Configurable Grading | Explanation article.
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