Moodle: Gradebook: Projected Final Grade

Projected Final Grades allow the professor to help project what grades a student needs to make for a final exam. If the option is turned on for students to view this option, students can also use this report to project their own final grade. Users are able to fill in grades for any grades not already entered into the gradebook and this report will calculate their overall grade for them using the values that are keyed in.

To Enable/Disable Projected Final Grade in your Course:

Note: By default, Projected Final Grade is enabled for students in your course.

  1. Login to Moodle and open your desired course.
  2. At the left of your screen select Course Tools.
    course tools select SNAP

  3. Once directed to the course tools page, select the Gradebook section towards the middle of the screen.
    gradebook select SNAP

    Note: The Gradebook section can also be accessed by selecting the gear icon (settings) in the upper right of the course. Choose Grades from the Course Administration list.Grades under the course administration menu on Moodle

  4. Choose Course grade settings under Setup from the drop down box at the top of the Gradebook.
    Course grade settings

  5. Under the Projected Final Grade menu, select 'Yes' to enable for students or 'No' to disable for students.
    The enable for students option in the projected final grade menu

  6. Choose Save Changes.
    Save changes


To Use Projected Final Grade in Gradebook:

  1. Login to Moodle and open your desired course.
  2. Navigate to the Gradebook (see step 3 above). 
  3. Choose Projected Final Grades under View from the drop down box at the top of the Gradebook.
    Projected Final Grade options on the dropdown menu
  4. Insert estimates for scores of assignments that have not yet been graded to see potential final scores for the class. The course total was update automatically.
    Grade estimate slots
  5. Once all but the final assignment has a score (real or estimated) a table will pop-up with what is needed on the final assignment to earn certain grades. Under the Assignment Score Needed column if an X is present then that final letter grade is not achievable, if there is a value then you must earn that grade on the final assignment to earn that final letter grade, and if there is a check then you currently have the highest final letter grade with a check with a zero on the final assignment.

    Projected final grade needed

    Note: It is important to read over the course syllabus closely to ensure that all graded items are listed in Moodle and that there are no penalties not accounted for in this calculation.


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