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How to see the total number of discussion posts for a student?

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It used to be that when I clicked on a student's grade report, I got a total number of discussion posts from them, in addition to their grades. I use that to score participation in an online course, but I don't see that total any more. Where is it? Where can I find this info?

I can't even search message boards by student name, can I?

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    Yimei Shao Official comment

    Hi Wendy, 

    Thank you for reaching out in the Schoology Community! 

    A similar feature to what you described is available from Discussions, rather that from the Gradebook or Grade Reports. You can filter Discussion posts by author using the Highlight User function. This function allows you to see at a glance how many posts each student has contributed. 

    Please let us know if this is not the feature you're looking for! If not, you may want to submit an idea to our Feature Ideas forum. Please see this article for best tips for submitting a feature idea. 

    Best,

    Yimei Shao
    Knowledge Management Associate
    Schoology, Inc.

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    Professor Christensen

    Thanks! That does help but it's super cumbersome with courses that have multiple discussion spaces. So if I have 18 online discussion boards, and 20 students, I have to go through each board and add up the counts for each student?

    Can you bring back the summary post function? OR better yet, how about a page that brings up ALL the posts for each student?

     

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    Yimei Shao

    Hi Wendy, 

    The "summary post function" you're referring to sounds like the Course Analytics function which was made available only for Enterprise users in August 2018. 

    As a workaround, you can consider making a grading category to calculate participation points. Aligning all of the discussions to this new grading category will also allow students to view their grade for this category in their grade report. It will also allow you to easily filter for discussions and participation from within your Gradebook

    I hope this is helpful! 

    Best,

    Yimei Shao
    Knowledge Management Associate
    Schoology, Inc.

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