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Grading Group Discussions

When you assign groups in your course, you are able to set up discussion boards for each group. Only members of the group can see the discussion board assigned to them. Each member of the group will be graded individually on their contributions to the group discussion board. 

To Grade Group Discussions:

  1. From the Needs Grading Page:
    1. On the Course Menu, expand the Grade Center section, and click on Needs Grading
    2. On the Needs Grading page, locate the student's discussion submission and click on the Action Link.

      Needs Grading page, grade all users option selected
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    3. Click "Grade All Users"
    4. On the Grade Discussion page, you can view the student's discussion post. 
      1. If you would like to reply to the student's post, click "Reply". Then, enter your response and click submit. 
    5. Enter a grade for the student's discussion post.
    6. Click Submit. 

      Grading page, grade data entry field circled
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  2. From the Full Grade Center:
    1. On the Course Menu, expand the Grade Center section, and click on Full Grade Center.
    2. On the Full Grade Center page, scroll to the right to locate the column for the group discussion. Then locate the cell for the student's submission.
    3. Click on the action link inside the cell for the student's post, and click "Grade All Users". 

      Needs Grading page, grade all users option selected
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    4. On the Grade Discussion page, you can view the student's discussion post.
      1. If you would like to reply to he student's post, click "Reply". Then, enter your response and click submit.
    5. Enter a grade for the student's discussion post.
    6. Click Submit. 

      Grading page, grade data entry field circled
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Please note: Each student is graded individually for group discussion submissions.