ELIS 2014 Manual

Step by Step Example Program Setup

Using a completion grade

The second and subsequent courses in this program will use completion grades rather than learning objectives. The second course requires a completion grade of 90% in order for the student to receive credit.

Course description Details tab

When using a completion grade without learning objectives, it is important to check the gradebook settings of the template course - make sure that the aggregation settings are correct. Moodle's default setting: "Aggregate only non-empty grades" causes the issue below:
Grader report view 1

The next two images show a simple way to fix this issue by turning off "Aggregate only non-empty grades". To do this go to the Categories and items "simple view" section in the drop down menu in the upper left hand corner of the page, then edit the category. You can also link to the gradebook settings from the grades page, shown in the next image

Grader Report view 2

Now deselect "Aggregate only non-empty grades".

Gradebook settings

This will result in the course total being correctly divided by the number of activities.

Note that if you do not see the aggregation settings on the Grade Item editing page, click the "Show Advanced" button.

Grader Report view 3

One still has to be careful with course totals and for more complex courses gradebook calculations or hiding the the course total until after the completion date should be used to avoid early course completion.