Evaluations & Grading Scales

A new Evaluations portlet is in development to eventually replace the old Gradebook.

Even though the old one is still available, the new Evaluations portlet is fully usable for Learning Paths. It has a unique function that allows you to grade learning goals and use grading scales. New tabs will be introduced in the future.

As learning paths can include different types of learning goals, you can assess all of them here. The goals that support instructor assessment provide the following possibilities:

  • Grading lessons according to the grading scale of the parent course.

  • Checking a submitted assignment, and decide whether to return it for improvement, or mark as completed or failed.

  • For training events, marking attendance right in the learning goal list. 

  • Marking learning path completion, if the manual review is enabled.

There are separate view modes for an instructor and for a learner that can be chosen in the Preferences.

As an instructor, you can mark learning paths as completed or failed, if the corresponding “manual review” setting is toggled. You can filter the list to show only this type of learning paths. 

Otherwise, you can view user progress in learning paths and grade learning goals that support grades, according to the grading scale of the course they’re on.

Grading scales

Evaluations work in conjunction with the new Grading scale system.

A default grading scale goes from 0 to 100. If you want to use a different scale, you can create one in the Grading portlet. Then, in the Course Manager, they can be selected in the settings of the course you want to use it with. After that, instructors will be able to grade courses and the content in them according to the new grading scale.

When creating a Grading scale, you should add a title and you can also add a description.

Then, you should define the percentages for each grade you want to have on this grading scale. Here’s an example of the USA Standard Grading Scale setup that you can use.