In Moodle, Discussion Forums are gradable similarly to assignments. When creating a Discussion Forum that will be graded, check Allow posts to be rated during its creation. Use the Grade drop-down menu to select the grading scale you wish to use.
Note: If you are using a weighted gradebook, graded activities will only be weighted equally if the Grade drop-down is the same for all activities contained within that category. That is, the number of possible points per assignment should be equal for every activity in the category.
- Click on the Forums link in the Activities block.
- Select the forum that will be graded in the forums list.
- Next, in the Ratings drop down menu located in the post to be graded, select the grade the student will receive.
Note: Due to the manner in which Moodle averages forum ratings, we highly suggest that you only rate one post per student per forum. This means grading each student once for each forum once forum posting has ceased. A student’s total forum grade should be assigned to either their first or last forum posting.
- After you are done grading posts, scroll to the bottom of the forum and click on
Note: By default only instructors can grade forum posts. Students will not be able to grade other students' posts, and students will only be able to see their own ratings.