Grade a Discussion

To set a discussion up so it can be graded, see Configure a Discussion Topic for Assessment.
To grade a discussion with a rubric, see Grade a Discussion with a Rubric.

Grade All Posts in a Topic

  1. Click the arrow next to the topic name.
    Assess Topic option in discussion topic context menu
  2. A list of students will show up with a Topic Score link under each student's name. Click on the Topic Score link and a window will appear with all of that student's posts in the topic.
    Topic Score link on Assess Topic page
  3. To assess the student's posts, do the following: 
    • Click on the Topic Score to enter a grade for the student.
    • Add feedback for the student in the General Feedback area.
      Assess Topic window
  4. Click Publish if your feedback is finalized and you want the grade to appear in the gradebook. Click Save Draft if you would like to modify your feedback at a later time.
  5. From the Assess Topic page, check the status boxes to publish specific grades to the gradebook. Click Save and Close to publish selected grades to the gradebook.Assess Topic page with status set to

If you want to see the original discussion post in order to provide more context for the student reply, or to see other students' replies to that post, click on the title of the post. 

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