Forum Activity: Grading with Whole Forum Grading [Faculty]

This guide will walk you through the steps of grading forums using the Whole Forum Grading tool.

This Guide Will Help You to:
Select whole forum grading as the advanced grading option
  1. Click on the forum with which you would like to utilize the whole forum grading

  2. In the forum, click the Gear icon in the upper right corner

  3. Select Edit Settings

  4. Scroll to the Whole forum grading section and click to expand the options

  5. For grade, type select either scale or points

  6. Select the grade type

    1. If you choose Scale, use the drop-down menu to select the scale you wish to use - if you need assistance setting-up a customized scale please contact the ITRC 

    2. If you choose Points, enter the maximum grade (the default is 100)

  7. In the Grading Method section, select the method you would like to use

    1. Simple direct grading - creates a box to enter the points earned out of the maximum points possible (Note: with simple direct grading there is no area provided for feedback)

    2. Grading guide - in a grading guide you define each criterion, provide a description, and then indicate the range of scores possible for the criterion. For instructions on setting up a grading guide, see the article, Assignment Activity: Using the Grading Guide Grading Method. The steps for setting up the grading guide are the same for setting one up in a forum. 

    3. Rubric - a rubric defines general criteria and then provides detailed descriptions for each specific point level possible for that criteria. For instructions on setting up a rubric see the article, Assignment Activity: Using the Rubric Grading Method. The steps for setting up the rubric in an assignment are the same for setting one up in a forum. 

Note: Under the Rating section, leave the aggregate type set to “No ratings”.

Grade with a rubric or guide
  1. Click on the forum ready to be graded

  2. Under the forum description, click on the Grade Users button 

Screenshot of grey Grade users button

  1. A grading interface will open and display all of the original posts and replies that a participant has made so that you can grade them all at once

  2. For each criterion or level, you will select the description and grade that matches the participant’s participation and enter any Additional feedback into the box below each criteria section

 Screenshot of Timeliness criterion of an assignment

  1. For more information on grading with a grade guide, see the article, Assignment Activity: Using the Grading Guide Grading Method. The steps for grading with a grading guide in an assignment are the same for grading with one in a forum 

  2. For more information on setting up a rubric, see the article, Assignment Activity: Using the Rubric Grading Method. The steps for grading with a rubric in an assignment are the same for grading with one in a forum. 

  3. Notifications: If you wish to have an email sent to the participant notifying them that they have received a grade, click on “Yes, send a notification to studentScreenshot of assignment notification options

  4. After grading each participant, click “Save” in the upper right corner of the grading pane

  5.  Screenshot of save button on an assignment

  6. Use the < and > buttons in the upper right corner to scroll through the participant list until you have completed your grading Screenshot showing arrows to scroll through participants

  7. If you wish to view a post in the context of the forum conversation, click on the View discussion button below the post - A pop-up window will open with a display of the entire conversation, or click on View parent post to view the original post that the participant is replying to

 Screenshot showing view discussion button under a forum post

  1. To hide the grader panel, click on the icon to the left of the Save button

  2.  Screenshot showing button to hide grader panel

  3. To view the grader panel, click on the icon next to the “hide grader panel” button

  4.  Screenshot showing button to view grader panel

  5. To exit the grading window, click on “Close” in the upper right corner.

Note: Only the participant you are grading will see the feedback you provided. If you wish to use a post as an instructional moment for all students to view you will reply within the forum.

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282-5880 or itrc@isu.edu.

For more information please visit Moodle.org.

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