How do I use graded discussions?

Graded discussions are a great way to engage students in class participation. The discussions feature allows for threaded discussions, where members of the course can reply to comments within a discussion response. Discussions also allow members to attach files, links, and audio/video (Enterprise feature). These tools facilitate great conversations by enabling students to share content with one another.

Create Graded Discussions

To create a graded discussion, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Courses area on the top menu.
  2. Click on a course you administer.
  3. Add a Discussion to the course or course folder.
  4. Fill out the form to create a discussion, and check the box to Enable Grading.
  5. Click Create to complete.

Note: Graded discussions cannot be shared

Grade Discussions

To grade a discussion, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the discussion from the Reminders area in the right column of your Home page. Reminders appear when students submit items that require grading.
  2. A blue dot will appear next to discussion comments that have not been graded.
  3. Click on the Grade icon.
  4. Enter a grade and a comment.
  5. Check the box to Show to Student to display the comment to the student in their Grades area.
  6. Click Submit to complete.

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