This article is a basic introduction to Moodle grading. By the end, you should have a general understanding of how to build grading into a course. There are two steps in creating and managing course grades. First, set the score (grade) to be generated for each Activity. Second, go to the Gradebook for the course to manage those grades and view reports.
NOTE: You can also add grades for activities outside of Moodle to the Gradebook manually. Grades do not have to be associated with activities. Find out more about this in the article on Single View Gradebook entry.