Discussions: Grading

Assessment Settings for Discussion Topics

  • On the navbar select Communication and click Discussions.
  • Click the drop-down arrow next to the Topic name and choose Edit Topic. The example below is for the discussion topic "Engagement Techniques:"

Edit discussion topic

  • Click the Assessment tab and enter a maximum score into the Score Out Of box. This will enable you to assess the Topic.

Score out of

 

By default, you will give each student one score for the whole Topic. Move to the "Grading Your Discussion" section below if you choose this default.

If desired, you can click allow assessment of individual posts to score students on each individual post within the topic. If you enable this setting, you must choose a calculation method. The available calculation methods are:

  • Average post score: Topic score will equal the average of all post scores
  • Maximum post score: Topic score will equal the highest score out of all post scores
  • Minimum post score: Topic score will equal the lowest score out of all post scores
  • Mode post score: Highest on multiple – Topic score will equal the highest score earned on more than one post
  • Mode post score: Lowest on multiple – Topic score will equal the lowest score earned on more than one post
  • Sum of post scores: Topic score will equal the sum of all post scores

If you wish to connect student scores on this topic to the grade book, choose a grade item from the available items in the Grade Item drop-down menu. 

  • Click Save and Close.

Now that you have configured the Assessment settings for the Topic, you can grade your students.

Grading your Discussion

  • Click the name of the Topic to open it and view the Threads students have posted.
  • Click the drop-down arrow and select Assess Student to grade the student who posted the associated Thread.

Assess Student

  • Review the student’s post(s) to this Topic at the bottom of this window and enter a score for each of them. After saving, the student’s total score will appear under Calculated Topic Score.

Assessing students

  • Click Save and Close.

Grade a Discussion Topic Video Tutorial

Watch this two-minute video for a quick video tutorial on how to grade a discussion topic.

Or for a more detailed explanation from a Vol State faculty membr, watch this 8-minute video:

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Article ID: 58581
Created
Mon 7/30/18 4:17 PM
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Fri 5/8/20 8:55 AM