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The Grade Threads feature evaluates students performance thread by thread. Once Grading has been enabled, a Grade Center column is automatically created once the instructor creates an initial thread.

Important Note: if you enable Thread grading, do not disable grading after you have begun grading your students’ work, or you will lose all of those grades!

Note: To create a new Discussion Board Forum and set up grading, see the tutorial on Create Forums.

  • From the Discussion Board Forum page
  • Select the Down arrow next to the Forum title you want to enable grading for
  • Select Edit
  • Forum Information
    • Make changes to the Name and/or Description fields
  • Forum Availability
    • Make any changes to the Item Availability, Display After date/time, and/or Display Until date/time
  • Forum Settings
    • Select Grade Threads
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: Forum name of forum edited.
  • Return and enter the discussion forum to create initial thread for students and to set-up points possible
  • Select Create Thread
  • Message
    • Enter a Subject in the Subject field
    • Enter a Message in the Message field
  • Attachments
    • Select Browse My Computer or Browse Course to locate and select a file to attach
    • To remove a file: select Do not attach
    • Optional: By default your filename will display to users, to specify a title:
      • Locate the Name of link to file text field and enter a link title
  • Grading
    • Select the check box next to Grade Thread
    • Enter points in the Points Possible: field
    • Select/Unselect the check box for Show participants in “needs grading” status after every ___ Posts.”
      • From the drop down menu select the number of posts, for example 3.
  • Select Submit