Grading Discussions

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To learn more about assessing Discussions in D2L, view the following instructional videos: Discussions (Instructional Videos)

BEST PRACTICE: To prohibit students from posting to a Forum or Topic after a deadline has passed, it is recommended to lock the Forum or Topic instead of hiding it as this will allow students to view existing posts without being able to add new posts.

  1. On a Desktop or Laptop: From the Assessments or Communication menu, select Discussions.
    On a Mobile Device: From the Mobile Menu, select Assessments or Communication, then select Discussions.Discussions options selected from the Communications Menu
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the topic title you wish to grade.
  3. Select Assess Topic.
    Assess Topic selected for the topic to be graded.
  4. Select Topic Score under each user’s name.
    Topic Score selected for the student to be graded.
  5. Enter the Topic Score and Feedback.

    NOTE: Discussion threads and replies posted by the user are displayed below the General Feedback area.Topic Score and General Feedback entered for the student
  6. Select the Checkbox for Publish score on save to send the score to the gradebook.
    Publish score on save selected to push grade out to student
  7. Select Save and Close.