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This page contains instructions for grading forums posts. If you're looking for assistance with rubric grading, please see [[Rubrics]].
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==Create a Gradebook Item==
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Before following the other directions on this page, you must first create an item in the Gradebook to link the forum posting grades to; for instructions, see [[Add/Edit/Delete Gradebook Items]].
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== Setting Up Forums and Topics for Grading ==
 
== Setting Up Forums and Topics for Grading ==
'''Note''': Before following these directions you must first create an item in the Gradebook to link the forum posting grades to; for instructions, see [[Add/Edit/Delete Gradebook Items]]. Once a gradebook items has been created, you can modify the forum settings or the topic settings to create a link to the gradebook item.
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To setup grading in forums and topics:
  
 
#Navigate to the '''Forums''' tool in your Isidore site.
 
#Navigate to the '''Forums''' tool in your Isidore site.
 
#Click on either '''Forum Settings''' or '''Topic Settings''' next to the forum or topic you want linked to the gradebook item.
 
#Click on either '''Forum Settings''' or '''Topic Settings''' next to the forum or topic you want linked to the gradebook item.
#Click on the '''Advanced Options''' tab.
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#Expand the "Grading" section and select the gradebook item you created from the drop-down menu. ''If the item doesn't yet appear, you may need to refresh the Forums tool and repeat these steps.''
#Scroll down to the "Grading" section and select the gradebook item you created from the drop-down menu. If the item doesn't yet appear, you may need to refresh the Forums tool and repeat these steps. Scroll down and click on the '''Save''' button once you've selected the gradebook item.
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#Scroll down and click on the '''Save''' button once you've selected the gradebook item.
  
== To Grade a Forum Post: ==
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== Grading Forum Posts ==
  
#In your site's menubar, click '''Forums'''.
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To grade an individual student's post:
#Click the title of the desired topic.
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#Find and click the individual message to grade, and then click the '''Grade''' link at the top of the message. Alternatively, you can click the title of the thread or '''Display Entire Message''', and then, next to an individual message, click the '''Other Actions''' menu, and select '''Grade'''.
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#Navigate to the '''Forums''' tool in your Isidore course site.
#Use the drop-down list to select the gradebook item to send the grade to.
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#Click the title of the topic.
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#Find and click the individual message to grade, and then click the '''Grade''' link at the top of the message.  
 
#Enter a point value for a grade and any comments.
 
#Enter a point value for a grade and any comments.
#When you're finished, click '''Submit Grade'''. To cancel, click '''Cancel'''.
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#When you're finished, click '''Submit Grade'''.
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To grade several or all students' posts:
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#Navigate to the '''Forums''' tool in your Isidore course site.
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#Click on '''Statistics & Grading'''.
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#Click on '''Statistics & Grading by Topic'''.
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#Click on a topic title or a forum title.
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#You may either click on the '''Grade''' link next to each individual student to enter scores and comments, or you can select the gradebook item from the drop-down menu to grade all students.
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#*If you've selected a gradebook item, point text boxes will be displayed where you can enter numeric scores for students, enter zeros by applying grades to all ungraded, and then click on the '''Submit Grades''' button.
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#The scores should now be updated in Gradebook.
 
<br /><br />Return to main [[Forums]] page
 
<br /><br />Return to main [[Forums]] page
 
[[Category:Forums]]
 
[[Category:Forums]]

Latest revision as of 13:40, 27 August 2020

This page contains instructions for grading forums posts. If you're looking for assistance with rubric grading, please see Rubrics.

Create a Gradebook Item

Before following the other directions on this page, you must first create an item in the Gradebook to link the forum posting grades to; for instructions, see Add/Edit/Delete Gradebook Items.

Setting Up Forums and Topics for Grading

To setup grading in forums and topics:

  1. Navigate to the Forums tool in your Isidore site.
  2. Click on either Forum Settings or Topic Settings next to the forum or topic you want linked to the gradebook item.
  3. Expand the "Grading" section and select the gradebook item you created from the drop-down menu. If the item doesn't yet appear, you may need to refresh the Forums tool and repeat these steps.
  4. Scroll down and click on the Save button once you've selected the gradebook item.

Grading Forum Posts

To grade an individual student's post:

  1. Navigate to the Forums tool in your Isidore course site.
  2. Click the title of the topic.
  3. Find and click the individual message to grade, and then click the Grade link at the top of the message.
  4. Enter a point value for a grade and any comments.
  5. When you're finished, click Submit Grade.

To grade several or all students' posts:

  1. Navigate to the Forums tool in your Isidore course site.
  2. Click on Statistics & Grading.
  3. Click on Statistics & Grading by Topic.
  4. Click on a topic title or a forum title.
  5. You may either click on the Grade link next to each individual student to enter scores and comments, or you can select the gradebook item from the drop-down menu to grade all students.
    • If you've selected a gradebook item, point text boxes will be displayed where you can enter numeric scores for students, enter zeros by applying grades to all ungraded, and then click on the Submit Grades button.
  6. The scores should now be updated in Gradebook.



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