Grading Discussions

BEST PRACTICE: To prohibit students from posting to a Forum or Topic after a deadline has passed, it is recommended to lock the Forum or Topic instead of hiding it as this will allow students to view existing posts without being able to add new posts.

  1. From the Assessments or Communication menu, select Discussions. Discussions selected from the Communications menu on a Desktop or Mobile Device.
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the topic title you wish to grade. Note: To learn more about linking grade items to Discussions in D2L, view Linking to Grade Items.
  3. Select Assess Topic. Note: To learn more about associating rubrics to Discussion in D2L, view Associating Rubrics. Assess Topic selected for the topic to be graded.
  4. Select Topic Score under each user’s name. Topic Score selected for the student to be graded.
  5. Enter the Topic Score and Feedback. NOTE: Discussion threads and replies posted by the user are displayed below the General Feedback area. Topic Score and General Feedback entered for the student.
  6. Select Publish to publish the score, or Save Draft to release the score later.