Grading messages in Forums

Note: To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

Note: Before following these directions you must create an item in the Gradebook; see Adding, editing, or deleting a Gradebook item.

Tip: If you wish to review students' participation statistics before grading, see Participation statistics.

To grade a message in Forums:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Forums.

  2. Click the title of the desired topic.

  3. Find and click the individual message to grade, and then click Grade. Alternatively, you can click the title of the conversation or Display Message Content, and then, next to an individual message, select Grade.

  4. Next to "Select a gradebook item", use the drop-down list to select the item for which you're posting the grade, and then enter the grade as a point value. (The drop-down list will automatically select a gradebook item if you selected one while creating the topic.)

  5. Type any comments in the text box.

  6. When you're finished, click Submit Grade.