(9:54) This video shares two methods for grading assignments in Moodle. One method is to use Moodle's inline assignment grader. The other method, the "download/upload method" of reviewing student submissions, is helpful If your students' submissions are large, and inline grading can be cumbersome.
Depending on the assignment, grading can be done with or without a file submission by the student. The following document outlines direct grading (entering of a number vs use of a rubric or marking guide), and methods of reviewing student submissions, such as Word or PDF documents.
There are many ways to enter grades for student assignment submissions in Moodle. The methods in this guide outline entering grades directly into the gradebook (manually). Doing so for activities listed on the main Moodle course page may “override” the activity grade, so make sure that the activity will not be graded both via the gradebook and via the activity. For example, if you are using an Assignment activity, consider entering grades via the assignment and not directly into the gradebook.
Rubrics can be used in the Assignment and Discussion Forum activities to assess and provide feedback for students based on particular criteria. In Moodle, a rubric will have the same performance scale for each chosen criteria in which you can grade the student submission on.
The Assignment and Discussion Forum activities allows you to create and use a grading guide, similar to a rubric, as an advanced grading method from within the Moodle interface. Your students can have access to the grading guide before submitting their assignments as well as after. You have the option to provide comments for each criterion and overall comments.