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Chalk - Grade a Discussion Board Forum (Instructors)

This article explains how an instructor grades a Discussion Board Forum in Chalk.

Why Grade Discussion Forums?

An online Discussion Board is a great tool for student communication and social interaction. Graded discussion forums provide additional avenues for an Instructor to evaluate a student's participation and contribution to their course grade. Points may be awarded based on the originality of the topic created (Forum) or the number of contributing replies (Threads) by each student. A Grade Center column is automatically created for graded discussion forums after specific settings have been elected. See Create a Discussion Board Forum for more information.

Grade the Discussion Forum:

  1. On the Course Menu, click Discussion Board.
    Chalk Tutorial Course Menu

  2. Click the Drop-down arrow next to the Forum Name.
    Forum Name Drop-down Arrow

  3. Click Grade.
    Forum Drop-down menu

  4. Click the Grade button for a specific student.
    Grade Button
    The Student's Thread (Replies) and other students who have contributed to the discussion appears. In addition, other forum statistics displays in the right panel.
    Chalk Student Grade Discussion Forum

  5. Enter the Grade and Feedback, then click the Submit button.
    Grade Feedback Form
    The grade will also appear in the Grade Center.
    Grade Center

External Resources

Watch a Demonstration [2:39]

See Also

Chalk - Create a Discussion Board Forum (Instructors)

Keywords:Blackboard, course_environment, assessments, participation, grading, faculty, lms, Forum, thread   Doc ID:20328
Owner:LaQuanda J.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-09-19 12:19 CDTUpdated:2017-05-22 09:40 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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