How to grade a discussion forum

To grade students’ discussion, you can navigate to a gradable discussion forum and then click the Grade Discussion Forum button. On the Grade Discussion Forum Users page, click Grade in a user’s row. On the Grade Discussion Forum page, you will see a collection of the student’s posts. They are all messages posted by this students across multiple threads. Click Print Preview to open the page in a new window in a printer-friendly format. You can also filter or sort posts through the 3 functions on top: Filter, Sort By, and Order.

In the grading sidebar, add a grade. You can also add feedback to the student. The Add Notes link is for yourself only. Students won’t see the content there.

Click Submit. Students can check their grades and feedbacks in My Grades then.

An alternative way to grade discussion is to access gradable forums through Full Grade Center -> Needs Grading. Please check Grade Center tutorials for detailed instruction.