Trunk User GuideTrunk User Guide Gradebook2How do I connect the Gradebook2 tool to the Forums tool?

How do I connect the Gradebook2 tool to the Forums tool?

The Gradebook2 tool can be connected to the Forums tool so that grades scored in the Forums tool are displayed in the Gradebook2 tool.

There are 2 different types of connections that can be made to the Forums tool.

Option 1 - Add Forum to Gradebook: Making this connection connects all of the Topics located in this Forum to a single item in the Gradebook 2 tool. Instructors will be able to add/subtract points for ANY of the Forum Topics student submissions.  That is, there is one grade item that covers all of the discusssion topics within the Forum.

Option 2 - Add individual Topics to Gradebook: Making this connection connects a single Topic to a single item in the Gradebook.  In order to grade multiple Topics, Instructors need to make multiple connections to the gradebook.  

Note: in order to connect the Gradebook2 to a Forum or  Topic, you must first create the grade item in the Gradebook2 tool and create the Forum/Topic in the Forums tool.

Go to Gradebook2.

Go to Gradebook2.

This displays the Gradebook2.

Right-click the proper Category (or the Gradebook name if you are not using Categories) and select "Add new Grade item".

Right-click the proper Category (or the Gradebook name if you are not using Categories) and select "Add new Grade item".

This displays the Add New Item dialog panel on the right.

Enter the Name of the grade item (and points if not "100"), then click Save/Close.

Enter the Name of the grade item (and points if not "100"), then click Save/Close.

This creates the item in the Gradebook.

Example:

Example:

Go to Forums.

Go to Forums.

This displays the Forums page.

Create a Forum with Topics for students to discuss.

Create a Forum with Topics for students to discuss.

Note: You cannot connect a Forum (Option 1) or a Topic (Option 2) to the Gradebook2 when creating a new Forum or Topic.  You can only make the connection after the Forum/Topic is created.

Option 1 - (Add Forum to Gradebook) - Click Forum Settings.

Option 1 - (Add Forum to Gradebook) - Click Forum Settings.

This displays the Edit Forum Settings page.

Option 1 - (Add Forum to Gradebook) - Under Grading, select the existing Gradebook item.

Option 1 - (Add Forum to Gradebook) - Under Grading, select the existing Gradebook item.

Making this connection connects all of the Topics located in this Forum to a single item in the Gradebook 2 tool. Instructors will be able to add/subtract points for ANY of the Forum Topics student submissions.  That is, there is one grade item that covers all of the discussion topics within the Forum.

Option 1 - (Add Forum to Gradebook) - Click Save

Option 1 - (Add Forum to Gradebook) - Click Save

Option 2 - (Add individual Topics to Gradebook) - Click Topic Settings.

Option 2 - (Add individual Topics to Gradebook) - Click Topic Settings.

This displays the Edit Topic Settings page.

Option 2 - (Add individual Topics to Gradebook) - Under Grading, select the existing Gradebook item.

Option 2 - (Add individual Topics to Gradebook) - Under Grading, select the existing Gradebook item.

Making this connection connects a single Topic to a single item in the Gradebook.  In order to grade multiple Topics, Instructors need to make multiple connections to the gradebook.

Option 2 - (Add individual Topics to Gradebook) - Click Save.

Option 2 - (Add individual Topics to Gradebook) - Click Save.

Grading - Go to Forums.

Grading - Go to Forums.

This displays the Forums home page.

Grading - Click Statistics and Grading.

Grading - Click Statistics and Grading.

This displays the Statistics and Grading page.

Grading - Click on the name of the student you would like to grade.

Grading - Click on the name of the student you would like to grade.

This displays the Grading page for that student. It contains all of the posts by that student to that forum.

Note: you can also grade by looking at the Statistics and grading for a single Topic.

Grading - Click Grade.

Grading - Click Grade.

This displays the student post for the selected topic.

Grading - Read post, grade (and/or comment) then click Submit Grade.

Grading - Read post, grade (and/or comment) then click Submit Grade.

This adds the Grade to the item in the Gradebook2.

Example:

Example:

Note: It is also possible to add/edit the grade in the Gradebook2.

Grading (Alternative Method) - Go to Topic.

Grading (Alternative Method) - Go to Topic.

This displays the contents of the Topic.

Grading (Alternative Method) - Click Display Message Contents.

Grading (Alternative Method) - Click Display Message Contents.

This displays the content of the entire Topic on one page.

Grading (Alternative Method) - To the right of the student post, click Grade.

Grading (Alternative Method) - To the right of the student post, click Grade.

This displays the grading page for this student's post.

Grading (Alternative Method) - Read post, grade (and/or comment) then click Submit Grade.

Grading (Alternative Method) - Read post, grade (and/or comment) then click Submit Grade.

This adds the Grade to the item in the Gradebook2.

Example;

Note: It is also possible to add/edit the grade in the Gradebook2.