For information on setting up a thread so it can be marked, refer to the Create a thread guide.

Hide Grade Centre column

Before you start marking hide the Grade Centre column from students so they cannot view their marks through My Grades as they are entered. (The column was automatically created when you created the thread).

  1. From the Control Panel select Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.
  2. Hover over the title of the required column.
  3. Click on the arrow button.
  4. Select Show/Hide to Users from the drop down menu.

Access Grade Centre column

Grade Discussion Forum

  1. From the Course menu select Discussion board.
  2. Click on required forum link.
  3. Click on the required thread link.
  4. Click on the Grade Thread button of the required thread.

Grade thread

  1. Click on the Grade button of the required student.

Grade button

Grade Thread

  1. Enter the mark in the Grade textbox.
  2. Enter student feedback in the Feedback textbox.

Note: Click on the Add Notes link to enter information that is not viewable by students.

Grade thread

Spell check (Optional)

  1. Select UK English from the drop down list and click on the Spell check button.

Spell check

Text Editor (Optional)

Optionally you can also enter the mark, feedback and grading notes using the text editor.

  1. Click on the Text Editor button.
  2. Click on the Submit button.

Grade using a rubric

You need to attach the rubric when creating the thread (Refer Create a thread guide).

  1. Click on the Online contributions link to open the rubric inline OR
  2. Click on the mark rubric icon to open the rubric in a separate window.

Grade using a rubric

 

  1. Check the Show Descriptions checkbox to display criterion descriptors.
  2. Check the Show Feedback checkbox to display a feedback box per criteria.
  3. Select the required mark for each criteria.

Show Descriptions and Feedback

 

  1. The marks are automatically totalled and shown as the Raw Total at the end of the screen.

Note: The Change the number of points out of X to textbox allows you to override the automatic total and enter another mark.

If you use this option and then change marks in the criteria section, the mark entered in the Change the number of points out of X to textbox does not automatically update.

  1. Enter student feedback in the Feedback textbox.

Note: Optional, click the Text Editor button to enter feedback.

  1. Click on the Save Rubric button.

Save rubric

  1. Click on the Submit button.

Next student

  1. Expand the Contributors list. OR
  2. Navigate to the required student using the left and right arrows buttons.

Next student

Grade Centre

  1. The marks are automatically transferred to a column in Grade Centre.

Grade Centre

Return student marks and feedback

To unhide the thread column so students can view their marks and feedback through My Grades:

  1. Hover over the title of the required column.
  2. Click on the arrow button..
  3. Select Show/Hide to Users from the drop down menu.