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How do I grade a forum topic using a rubric?

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Select Discussions.

Select Discussions

Select Discussions from the site's tool menu.

Select the topic.

Select the topic title

Select the topic title to grade.

Select the conversation.

select the conversation title

Select the title of the conversation post to grade.

Select Grade.

select Grade

Select the Grade button in the student's post.

Select the appropriate rating level for each criterion.

Select rating levels

Select the appropriate rating levels. The points will be added up automatically based on the rating selections. The total points earned will appear just below the rubric.

Adjust scores. (Optional)

adjust scores

If individual score adjustment was applied in the Gradebook item's settings, the rating points can be modified if desired. The modification is denoted by the original criteria score struck through. In the example above, the student was awarded 6 points, but the instructor chose to adjust their score for the Criterion 2 from 5 to 4. The 6 is struck through and the student's overall score changes to 5.

Optional: Select the Comment icon [Leave a comment for the student about this criterion]  to include additional feedback.

add criterion comments

To comment on a specific criterion:

  1. Select the comment bubble icon for that criterion.
  2. Enter your comment into the text field provided.
  3. Select Done.

Select Submit Grade.

Select Submit Grade

Select Submit Grade when finished grading the conversation post.

Note: The Comments icon changes color when comments are saved.

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