Moodle: Gradebook: Multiplicator and Offset

General Information:

Moodle allows users to curve graded assignments using the Offset and Multiplicator tools.

The Multiplicator is a factor by which all grades for a graded item will be multiplied.  For example, if the multiplicator is 2.0 and the maximum grade is 100, then all grades will be doubled.  The default value for the multiplicator is 1.0.

The Offset is a factor that will be added to all grades for a grade item.  For example, if the offset is 5, then all grades will be increased by 5

To Use the Grade Offset and Multiplicator Tools: 

  1. From Gradebook Setup, click Edit > Edit settings for the desired grade item.
  2. Click the Show more... link just above the Parent Category section.
  3. Select Edit from under the Actions column, and Edit settings for the graded item you wish to edit. 

Show More link located above Parent Category


  1. The Offset and Multiplicator tools are located in the expanded menu just above the Grade display type.

Offset and Multiplicator input fields under expanded menu


  1. Enter the desired values for the Multiplicator and/or the Offset and then click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen.

Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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