The Moodle Gradebook working group is conducting this survey to help us set development priorities for certain proposed features within the Moodle Gradebook.

It assumes that you have a good familiarity with the Moodle Gradebook in a relatively recent version of Moodle.

NOTE: When an item is prefixed by Grader or User, we mean the Grader Report (showing grades for a whole course) and the User Report (that shows grades for a single user at a time).

Thanks for your help!   Please spread this link around to Moodle teachers that you know!

* 1. In what environment do you mostly use Moodle?

* 3. What role do you most use in Moodle?

* 4. What is the latest version of Moodle you are familiar with?

* 5. If you could only choose one, which of these would you choose for Moodle gradebook? *

* 6. Please RANK these areas of improvement in order of importance to you (ties are permitted)

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important Critical
Accuracy
Ease of use
Functionality - able to accomplish a task
Flexibility - able to accomplish tasks in multiple ways
Documentation / Help

* 7. Please RATE these 'Accuracy and Precision' proposed improvements according to their importance to you

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important Critical
Grader: Course/Category override lockout - An admin setting that toggles whether category totals (including Course Total) can be overridden (or having values input directly)
Grader:  Sum of Grades fix excluding empty grades and fixing hidden items - Fixes an issue where ungraded items and hidden items were not being calculated according to the user setting.
Grader:  Fix for letter grade limitations - respect decimals settings when caclulating letter grades
Grader: Weights - display weights for items and categories on header cells
User: Dropped/Kept:  Items that were dropped (low) or kept (high) should be clearly marked
User: Items marked as extra credit are clearly marked
User: Contribution column showing how much this item contributed to the final percentage - additional optional column that shows the contribution an item makes (percentage x weight) towards the final percentage grade.
User: Accurate weight - displays the actual weight associated with each line instead of the input weight

* 8. Please RATE these proposed 'Ease of use' improvements according to their importance to you

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important Critical
Grader: Quick Edit (from LSU):  Add a pop-up screen for grading one item for all students, or all items for one student.
Grader: Always keep column headers and row headers on screen - so that you can scroll horizontally and vertically without losing student information columns and without losing item header rows (including Range and Average)
Grader: Repeat column headers - Main headers can scroll off screen but headers are repeated every X number of lines
Grader: Button to clear overrides for a whole column - removes overrides for overridden cells in that column
Grader: Fullscreen view - hide all blocks and non-essential headers to provide maximum space for grading
Grader: Groups menu - Show the groups selection menu even when the course level setting isn't set
Grader: Drag-and-drop reordering of grades - being able to drag columns around the Grader report and lines up and down in Categories and items
Grader: Force full view for categories and Items - eliminate simple view
Grader: Thinner header titles - user-definable wrapping of text and column width
Grader: Thinner header titles - using vertical text
Grader: Control which user fields are displayed in student lists
Grader: User filters - Better ways to filter down to particular students in large classes
Grader: local simplification - more admin settings to hide UI and config settings from teachers
User: Always keep column headers on screen - so they don’t disappear on long User reports

* 9. Please RATE these proposed 'Functionality' improvements according to their importance to you

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important Critical
Grader: Extra credit support in the weighted mean aggregation method
Grader: Ensure every grade is restored after a student is re-enrolled - even with Recover grades on re-enrolment set to yes some grades are currently not recovered
Grader: Grade Breakdown [Report] - statistics for each grade item/category
Grader: Autofill with values - user specified value fills all empty cells in the column. Helpful in large classes.
Grader: Definable scales - similar to letters but further, being able to add a custom scale of phrases and define the exact percentage boundaries for each scale item
Grader: support for images and files in grade feedback
Grader: history report to see complete history of grade changes, including who did it and when
User: Target grade for student - student can input their desired grade and report shows them what they need to do to achieve it
Import: more resilient with more diagnostic information with input data problems
Import: copy and paste from Excel
Export: Quick export (no configuration) to CSV with weights and maximum points rows and blank columns next to each category for instructor calculations

* 10. Please RATE these proposed 'Flexibility' improvements according to their importance to you

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important Critical
Admin settings to change order and visibility of Reports in the menu
Admin settings to change order and visibility of Export methods in the menu
Admin settings to change order and visibility of Import methods in the menu
Grader report - Accept letter and percentage input and convert them to points

* 11. Please RATE these proposed 'Terminology/ Documentation' improvements according to their importance to you

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important Critical
More easily understood terminology
Better user documentation
Better pop-up help
Grade setup models

* 12. What other specific fixes/ enhancements would you like to see to the Moodle gradebook?

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