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AN_GradeBook

A simple gradebook built on backbone, underscore, jQuery, JS, mySQL, and php.

Average Rating
4 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Moving in Right Direction. Quick support.
By , for WP 3.8.3

I have wanted a plugin like this for a while now. I'm running WP on a Network installation and have experienced no serious problems.

This is still a basic gradebook that's a bit clunky for use in a live, evolving class, but it's coming along nicely. I've been using it for a few weeks in a live class and can see the potential.

It's really more like a 3-star plugin right now, but I see the 4-5 star potential here. For this reason, I'm offering some ideas for added functionality in future versions.

I suggest a couple areas for improvement:
-Make it easy to either drag-drop to sort assignments in the gradebook (as with, say, sidebar widgets or custom menu items) or build a simple interface for sorting assignments by number. When I put in an assignment due on Thurs before one due on the Tues of the week, the Thurs assignment gets locked in first in the gradebook columns. (It would be nice to be able to reorder those fairly easily.

-Build capacity for categories of assignments (homework/test/quiz/paper/etc.). This would reduce the every-shrinking width of columns as one adds more assignments over a term. A course could then have "assignment category" buttons that, when clicked, pull up the assignments in a category. (How am I doing on exams? How am I on homework.)

-Gradebook requires a numerical score and automatically affixes the letter grade. Different instructors use different scales (is 83 a B or B-?), so it might be nice to have a panel where one might customize the scale. (Wish list, I know.)

-Author was very responsive to a problem I had with "authors" and the gradebook. It currently privileges the "subscriber" role. But robust WordPress-as-LMS users often want their students to be authors to give them posting privileges. Author showed me where to make a change to give "authors" a gradebook, so I'm good now. But this could probably be done through a simple radio-button interface.

For those WordPress-using instructors looking for a relatively straightforward way to enable students to see their grades without having to run across multiple LMS interfaces, this plugin is more than proof of concept. It is functional and worth a look.

5 stars
AN_GradeBook
By , for WP 3.8.1

AN_Gradebook plugin helped me much in my MIS thesis (Online Registration and Enrollment System).
The Author, Aori Nevo, is very helpful. He answers all queries fast.
Updates are done quickly too!

Kuddos, Aori! Keep up!

5 stars
great support from the author
By , for WP 3.9

great support from the author

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