Over the past couple of months I have been working on a Moodle site for a client in the educational sector. Actually it’s a main site with 22 caching servers spread around the country, but that’s another post for another time.
Anyway, they had some requirements that did not fit into a standard Moodle. One of those requirements was around the functionality in the Assignment module.
Once a student submitted an assignment it had to go through a specific marking workflow. A Facilitator would do the initial marking. Once marked, an Assessor, a Moderator and lastly a Verifier would all remark a random sampling of the submitted assignments. I believe this is a requirement specified by SETA ( Sector Education and Training Authority).
This required a little “tweaking” of the Assignment module to allow for the multiple markers. Below are a few screenshots showing what this update looks like… so far.
I still need to wrap my head around a few things. One of those being the random sampling and making the sure I pull a select number of grades from the top, middle and bottom of the stack. Ideally the down-stream markers should be given links to those Users they need to grade. Also, the grades should be withheld until all the marking and adjusting has been completed.
I know I’m bending the Assignment module a bit. For me, that’s the beauty of Moodle. It allows me to tailor a solution for a client, that might otherwise not be possible in another LMS.