DISCUSSION BOARD: Grading Discussion Boards.

Follow the steps below to enable and grade a discussion forum or thread in Blackboard.

 

How to enable grading for a forum or thread

Follow the steps below to enable grading for a forum or thread.

  1. Navigate to the Blackboard Course in which you are teaching.
  2. Under Control Panel click Course Tools.
  3. Select Discussion Board.
  4. Locate the Forum you would like to enable for grading and click the drop-down arrow located to the right of the forum name.
  5. Click Edit.
  6. In Forum Settings (section 3) locate the Grade option, select Grade Discussion Forum or Grade Threads.
    • (If Grade Discussion Forum was selected) Enter Points Possible.
  7. Click Submit.

How to grade a discussion forum

Follow the steps below to grade a discussion forum.

  1. Navigate to the Blackboard Course in which you are teaching.
  2. Under Control Panel click Course Tools.
  3. Select Discussion Board.
  4. Locate the Forum you would like to grade and click the drop-down arrow located to the right of the forum name, then click Grade.
  5. Locate the student you would like to grade and click the Grade button.
  6. Under Forum Grade located on the right, click Edit Grade.
  7. Enter the Grade Value (optional: You may also enter Feedback and Grading Notes).
  8. Click Save Grade.

How to grade a discussion thread

Follow the steps below to grade a discussion thread.

  1. Navigate to the Blackboard Course in which you are teaching.
  2. Under Control Panel click Course Tools.
  3. Select Discussion Board.
  4. Locate and click the forum name that contains the Threads you would like to grade.
  5. Locate the Thread and click the Grade button.
  6. Enter Points Possible then click Submit.
  7. Locate the same Thread and click the Grade Thread button.
  8. Locate the name of the student and click Grade.
  9. Under Thread Grade click Edit Grade.
  10. Enter the Current Grade Value (optional: You may also enter Feedback and Grading Notes).
  11. Click Save Grade. 

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