When you first go into the gradebook (from the 'Administration' menu in a unit: Administration > Unit administration > Gradebook setup), a table will be displayed with all the students listed as row headers and most of the activities in the unit as column headers.

If the gradebook is being used, group and categorise activities to be assessed.

Adding categories

  1. From the first row of tabs in gradebook, select 'Setup'.


  1. Click on the 'Add category' button.
  2. You can have as many categories and sub-categories as you like, for simplicity creating a single category "Assessable" is recommended.
    Type "Assessable" as the category name.
  3. Choose 'Natural' as the aggregation. There are lots of types of aggregations. 'Natural' is recommended because of its flexibility.
  4. In the 'Category total' section, select the 'Hidden' box.
  5. Click the 'Save changes' button.

Once categories have been set up in gradebook, an activity can be categorised within the activity itself. From the 'Grade' section of the activity's settings, select the 'Grade category' and save.

Sorting activities

Once the category or categories are created, move each activity in the gradebook into its appropriate category. The simplest way to do this is by clicking the four headed arrow icon move activity adjacent to each activity, then click where you want to move the item to.

The order that you place the activities and categories will be the order that students will view them when they click on the gradebook for the unit.

After making any changes, click the 'Save changes' button.

activity and category list

In the example image above, the "Assessable" category has been moved to the top of the list and there are three items categorised as "Assessable". The "Assessable" total will not be visible to students - it has been hidden, so appears grey in this list when viewed as a lecturer.

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