Project Description

Gradebook setup basics

By Alice S. Lee, English Language Centre, Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

The gradebook in Moodle is a tool that is used to display students’ scores on assignments and assessments. Research studies have shown that communicating grades early and frequently can help increase students’ success (Reynolds & Friedel, 2018). In this video and blog post, I will highlight the steps taken to set up a gradebook for a course I teach. 


Key steps 

1. Go to your course’s gradebook.

2. Create grade categories (and save changes). 

a. Adjust the weights of each category and item. 

b. Move (existing) assignments to a category.

c. Adjust the weights of assignments (and save changes).

3. Make the gradebook visible to students in the course.  


Albright College. (2018). How to set up your Moodle gradebook. Digital Strategy & Infrastructure (DSI).  

Moodle (2022). Gradebook. Moodle Documentation.  

University of Macau (2020). UMMoodle Gradebook. ICTO Knowledge Base.  


Reynolds, K., & Friedel, J. N. (2018). Policies of Midwest Community Colleges around Communicating Grades to Students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 42(7-8), 574–576.