Gradebook- Incorrect course totals
Posted by , Last modified by Katherine Martell on 10 February 2016 02:44 PM

The best feature of Moodle's Gradebook is the ability to automatically calculate a course score for each of your students. However, there are times when a course score does not seem correct and the math just doesn't add up. If you are experiencing trouble with one or several student's course scores, review the instructions below to see if your grades are being accidentally overridden.


  1. Login to myPlymouth
  2. Select the myCourses tab and click on your class title from the appropriate semester category. You will now be looking at your course's home page.
  3. In the Settings block (usually found on the left sidebar), select Grades.
  4. This is your Grader Report area, where all your course grades are being displayed. At the very far right of the Grader Report (use the horizontal slide bar at the bottom to move to the right), locate your Course total column.
  5. The Course total column is automatically calculating student's course grades based on your selected grading method. View the image below to see how grades are being averaged together to create the course score. 

    Notice Joseph Pseudo's course score is shaded with an orange-ish color. This means the course score has been manually adjusted.
  6. Locate the student(s) that are displaying an incorrect course total. Does their course total cell display an orange-ish color? This occurs when the instructor manually types a score in the column and saves, thus overriding the automatic calculation Moodle was providing.
  7. To remove that student's override, we have to edit that cell. In the upper-right corner of the Grader Report, select the Turn editing on button.
  8. When Grader Report reloads, you'll notice each score has an editing icon in the upper-right corner of each cell. Scroll to the Course total columnand click on the icon located in the top right of the box for that student's score.

Manual grade

   9. Once you are redirected to the edit grade portion Locate the Overridden checkbox (third option from the top) and deselect the check mark.

   10. At the bottom of the page, select the Save changes button.

   11. Now you are taken back to the Grader Report area. Scroll to the Course total column and find your student's score. The orange-ish color should be removed and the correct score should be displayed.

   12. Repeat this process (Steps 8-10) for any other students with an overridden score.

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