Step 1: In order to grade a discussion, you’ll need to make a corresponding “Grade Item” in the Gradebook and link it to the discussion. Once the two are linked, you’ll be able to grade Topics.
Step 2: Once a Topic has been created, edit the topic by clicking the small pencil on the right-side of the screen.
Step 3: Click the “Assessment” tab.
Step 4: Under the “Choose a Grade Item” drop-down menu, select the corresponding grade item. If you don’t see it, you’ll need to click on “New Grade Item.”
Step 5: In the “New Grade Item” window, give the grade item a name and a point value. Click save.
Step 6: Back at the Assessment tab, assign the same point value and save.
Step 7: To grade a discussion Topic, select the “yellow ruler icon” on the right side of the screen while viewing the topics.
Step 8: Click the “Topic Score” link under each student and assign a point value and give feedback, if necessary. If you scroll down in this grading window, you will see the student’s discussion posts.
Step 9: After assigning points and feedback, Save.