Moodle: How to Create Custom Grade Scales (Letter Grade)?


*NOTE: Plus/minus grading is required for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses using the A+ through F letter grading system. The default scale in Moodle will be a “sample” grading scale in which instructors can adjust to meet their own needs. 

If the plus and minus scale does not show up, or if you do not see enough spaces for all the letter grade boundaries for the plus/minus scale, please uncheck the "OVERRIDE SITE DEFAULT" and follow the instructions below to change the default values of each grade scale boundary. Click on "Save CHANGES" when finished.

For additional information regarding the plus/minus grades guidelines, please visit the Office of the University Registrar website.
 

To Customize the Letter Grade Scale in a Moodle Course:

1. Log in to Moodle and select "Grades" from the Administration menu.

Course Administration menu with "Grades" highlighted


2. Click on the drop-down menu at the top of the gradebook page. Under the Letters section, click on View to view your current letter grade scale or click Edit to make changes.

Gradebook dropdown menu with "Edit" highlighted under "Letters"


3. The default values for the letter grades are set when your Moodle course is created, but you can edit them by clicking on the Override site defaults box. Until the override is selected, the text fields for each grade boundary are locked and greyed-out.

Note:If the plus and minus scale does not show up, or if you do not see enough spaces for all the letter grade boundaries for the plus/minus scale, please uncheck the "Override site defaults" checkbox and follow the instructions below to change the default values of each grade scale boundary. Click on "Save Changes" when finished.

Grade Letters box


4. Once the override is enabled, the text fields beneath each letter grade will become open for you to type new boundary values. Type the number for the lowest possible value for each grade. Moodle rounds only after the 4th decimal, so a lower boundary of 90.0000 for an A will determine that a grade of 89.9999 is a B.

Grade Letters override checkbox


5. After making changes to the letter grade boundaries, click on the 'Save Changes' button.

Support & Training

Support and training for Moodle is available via the Faculty Technology Center at ftc@lsu.edu. For more information, please see the following article: Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview

Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of training sessions, as well as to register for a slot, please see http://training.lsu.edu.

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