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Grading Discussions

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.