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 Grading Guide

First, make sure you have Set up Forum Grading Guide, then follow the instructions.

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

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

Magnifying glass will display all students in the course

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 make by a particular student

4. On the right-hand side of the screen, locate the criteria from the Grading Guide. To read the description of the criterion and any instructor notes, click the letter "i" beside its name.

The criterion in the grading guide have a letter i beside them.

5. For each criterion, 

  • Type in the number of points earned by the selected student in the Grade field.

  • Enter any feedback in the Additional Comments field.

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

  • Repeat this process until all criteria have a grade.

Each student's criteria have a score and additional comments field.

6. When finished grading 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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