Dec 14 2015

Discussion Forum Grading Improvements

Posted by Brian Klaas at 9:08 AM CoursePlus

Faculty and TAs have long been able to set up a category in the discussion forum that's designated as a graded category, where individual student posts can be graded and those grades are automatically sent to the Gradebook. We've recently made a few changes to the grading process to make it easier for faculty and TAs to grade student posts.

Image of new discussion forum grading tools added in December 2015.

First, you can click on a link at the top of any topic in a graded category and the browser will scroll to the very first post that needs grading. This is a lot faster than hunting through a list of 30 or 50 posts to find a handful that still require grading.

Second, a list of all students who have not posted in that category is available and you can assign a zero/fail value to all students who have not posted in that category at once. This significantly speeds up grading when you have students who do not complete a graded discussion forum assignment.

Third, there's now a link at the top of any topic in a graded category that takes you to the Gradebook item for that graded discussion forum category. It's not a big deal, but it does save you a couple of clicks!

We hope these changes will make grading discussion forum categories even easier for you. If you have questions, please contact CTL Help!

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