An instructor can issue grades for Forum posts and replies for a single student at a time posts by using the Whole Forum Grading function with a Rubric

First, make sure you have Set up Forum Rubric, then follow the instructions below.

Once students have finished making posts and replies, and you are ready to grade them, follow the steps below:

1. Click on the Forum activity, and locate the Grade Users button. 

Grade Users button

2. Click the magnifying glass to select which student's posts to grade.

Magnifying class to select list of students

3. On the left-hand side of the screen will be all of the posts and replies made by the selected student.

All posts and replies from a particular student

4. On the right-hand side of the screen, locate the criteria from the Rubric

5. For each criterion, 

  • Click the radio button beside the correct level of achievement.

  • Enter any feedback in the Additional feedback field.

  • You can also decide to send the student a notification that their forum posts have been graded.

In the sample rubric the student can be graded on grammer at the following levels: Major errors 0 points, Several minor errors 2 points, One minor error 5 points, No errors 10 points

6. When finished grading all criteria for this student, click the Save button at the top of the screen and use the directional arrows to move on to the next student. The grades will be sent to the grade book. 

Save Button

If Students Do Not Participate in Forum

Any student that does not participate in a graded Moodle Forum, will need to receive a grade of zero (0) for the grade book to calculate their overall grade correctly.

Read instructions on inserting zero grades for non-participants in the Gradebook.

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