So I was talking with another teacher about grading things in the new Moodle, and one of the things they surprised me with was their opinion that grading in Moodle 3.3 now takes more clicking than it did in the previous version. I think part of this is due to user familiarity with the new system, but in any case I thought it might be helpful to discuss/brainstorm ways to reduce the need for clicking so much when grading things.
One thing that we looked at was how in Moodle 3.3, when you click on “Needs Grading” at the bottom of an assignment, the grading window opens up and shows an individual page for one student, in a stack of all the students in a course. Then you have to click on the little icon in the top right, and check “needs grading” so that it only shows the students whose work needs grading.
We were wondering, is there a way to get things to work so that when you click on “Needs grading”, it only displays pages for students whose work actually needs grading, in other words so that it defaults to the “needs grading” being checked off.
I realize this description might not be so helpful, I can make a quick video or post a screenshot if I’ve totally confused everyone.