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How do I grade discussion Forums or Topics?

There are 3 methods of Grading Forums or Topics:

  • Method 1: Assign a grade to an individual student's posting
  • Method 2: Assign a grade using the Statistics and Grading tool
  • Method 3: Assign a grade using the Forum or Topic Grade tool

Before grading, you must add the grading items to your Gradebook.

Go to Gradebook2

Go to Gradebook2

This displays the Gradebook tool.

Right-click Gradebook and select "Add

Right-click Gradebook and select "Add

This displays the new item dialog box on the right.

Note: If your Gradebook contains Categories, right-click on the category

Name the grade item, set points, include in grade, then click Add/Close

Name the grade item, set points, include in grade, then click Add/Close

This adds the grade item to your gradebook.

Example:

Example:

Go to Forums.

Go to Forums.

Select the Forums tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

Method 1: •Assign a grade to an individual student's posting - Click on the Topic name.

Method 1: •Assign a grade to an individual student's posting - Click on the Topic name.

This displays the Topic's Conversations.

Click on the student's Conversation.

Click on the student's Conversation.

This displays the content of the Conversation.

Click Grade.

Click Grade.

This displays a pop-up grading dialogue box.

Select the Gradebook item

Select the Gradebook item

This displays the grading for for that item.

Enter a grade, comment, then click Submit Grade

Enter a grade, comment, then click Submit Grade

After submitting, a notice will appear (for a short time) "Grade Successfully Entered"

Example of the grade posted in the Gradebook spreadsheet:

Example of the grade posted in the Gradebook spreadsheet:

Method 2: •Assign a grade using the Statistics and Grading tool - Click Statistics and Grading

Method 2: •Assign a grade using the Statistics and Grading tool - Click Statistics and Grading

This displays the Statistics and Grading page.

Click on the name of a student.

Click on the name of a student.

This displays al of the student's posts for all of the Forums.

To the right of the Topic post you want to grade, click Grade.

To the right of the Topic post you want to grade, click Grade.

This will display a pop-up Grading dialogue box.

Note: Using the Statistics and Grading tool you can move from student to student or show the full text of any post.

Select a Gradebook item from the dropdown box, enter a grade, enter a comment, then click Submit Grade

Select a Gradebook item from the dropdown box, enter a grade, enter a comment, then click Submit Grade

After submitting, a notice will appear (for a short time) "Grade Successfully Entered"

Example of the grade posted in the Gradebook spreadsheet:

Example of the grade posted in the Gradebook spreadsheet:

Method 3: •Assign a grade using the Forum or Topic Grade tool - Click More / Grade

Method 3: •Assign a grade using the Forum or Topic Grade tool - Click More / Grade

This displays statistics on the student postings to the Topic.

Select a Gradebook item from the Select a Gradebook Item dropdown box.

Select a Gradebook item from the Select a Gradebook Item dropdown box.

This displays a gradebook spreadsheet.

Click on a student's name to view their Topic post.

Click on a student's name to view their Topic post.

This displays a pop-up with all of the student's posts for that Topic.

This displays a pop-up with all of the student's posts for that Topic.

Close pop-up window, Enter Grades and click Submit Grades.

Close pop-up window, Enter Grades and click Submit Grades.

After submitting, a notice will appear (for a short time) "Grade Successfully Entered"

Example of the grade posted in the Gradebook spreadsheet:

Example of the grade posted in the Gradebook spreadsheet: