Grading Discussion Posts


To have graders grade a Course Discussion Forum via a Gradebook assessment, you must have the following in place:

  1. Your Course Website must be associated with a Curriculum Period.

  2. Your Course Website must have a Discussions page type containing at least one Forum.

  3. The gradebook assessment must be linked to a discussion forum.

  4. You can optionally assign graders (if no graders are assigned to the assessment, only the course director or course staff will be able to enter grades).

How Graders Grade Discussion Forum Posts

  • Upon logging in to Elentra, graders can access their Grading Tasks via the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

  • They will be directed to a list of any courses that contain assessments that they have been assigned to grade.

  • Clicking on the title of a course will direct them to the a listing of the assessments associated with that course that they have been assigned to grade

    • If submissions were required, they will see a total number of submitted assessments out the the total number expected.

    • They will see a calculation of the number of assessments they have graded out of the total number expected.

  • Clicking on the name of an assessment will direct them to the a listing of the learners they have been assigned to grade.

  • To begin grading, click on a cell in the Grade column.

  • The grader can click on the drop down menu in the upper right column to navigate between forums, if more than one is associated with the assessment, and to navigate between a forum(s) and a learner's submitted assignment, if a dropbox has been associated with the assessment.

  • When grading a forum, the grader will see the learner's topic post and any replies the learner has made to other learners' topic posts in the selected forum on the left-hand side of their browser.

    • They can use the View Post button to navigate directly to the learner's post in the Discussion Forum. The discussion page will open in a separate tab.

  • On the right-hand side of the browser, the grader will see an area for them to enter a grade or, if an assessment form was attached to the assessment, they will be able to use the assessment form to grade the learner's posts, replies, and dropbox submissions as needed.

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