Easy Forum Grading with MoodleRooms Grader

Easy Forum Grading with MoodleRooms Grader


You’ll Remember there are two options for
discussion forums: MoodleRooms Forum and Forum. We recommend using the MoodleRooms forum;
here’s why: Grading forums can be a lot of work, especially
if you require your students to post a discussion and then reply to one or more of their classmates
in order to get full credit. This could mean jumping around from one post
to another in order to keep count of replies. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see everything
a student posted—her initial posts and any replies—all on one screen. You can do that…but only if you’ve set
up your forum as a MoodleRooms forum to begin with. MoodleRooms forums have like an “easy button”
for grading; the easy button is called the MoodleRooms Grader, so let’s see how to
use it. I’ve got a discussion forum, and my requirements
are that students have to post an original discussion based on the prompt, and reply
to at least two classmates. Your easy button, the MoodleRooms grader,
is located in the Administration block, down near the bottom. After clicking on it, you’ll see this page
with two dropdown menus in the top right. The one of the left chooses the activity;
the one on the right chooses the student. Sample Forum is the one we want to grade,
and I see that this student hasn’t submitted anything, so he’s getting a zero, which
goes in the grade field. I can post comments in the overall feedback
field. Then Save Grade and Next
That takes you to the next student on the list, Moodle Test number 1
And I can see that he has three total posts. He’s done one post and two replies. And here I can read everything that he’s
posted This is his original post
This is his reply to Moodle Test 2; the reply is located below the post. And here is his reply to Moodle Test 3. So he’s done everything he was supposed
to, so he’s going to get 100. And we’ll save the grade and move on to
the next student. So, just to review, when you first set up
your discussion forums, choose MoodleRooms forums. Then you can use the MoodleRooms grader to
grade them more quickly and efficiently.

Danny Hutson

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