Grade book set up is an important part of building a course in Moodle.  On the right side of the Moodle course shell, underneath the administration block, is where we will get started.

The most common type of grading is in the ‘Aggregation’ category and the best practice mode for this set up is the ‘Natural’ category name.  It looks like this within the settings of the Moodle shell.

Aggregation

— How Moodle Calculates grades

— Natural

— Sum of all grade values scaled by weight

— Select in both the course category and each grade category

— Select “edit” and then “edit settings”

 

— Weights

— Select check box to change weight