In order to set up an existing discussion topic to be graded in the Discussions area:
- Click the “Edit Topic” option from the drop-down menu to the right of the discussion topic to set up assessments for that topic.
- Click the Assessment tab.
- Select a grade item (if one exists) from the drop-down menu. Input the points value of the item in the “Score Out of” box. (Optional: If you are using rubrics to assess posts, please visit this post for help on adding the rubric to the gradebook. It is not recommended that you add a rubric here in the Discussions area because student will be unable to view it in Discussions.)
- Click “Save and Close.”
After you save this topic, you should see an “Assess Topic” icon in the drop-down menu next to the title of each discussion topic. Clicking on this icon will allow you to enter the score and provide feedback.
D2L 10.6, September 2017