Whole forum grading allows you to view all of a student’s posts in a particular forum and mark them as a whole, using either a numerical mark or advanced grading methods. To do this:
Open the forum, and click on the Grade users button
Click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the page to search for a particular student, or use the arrow buttons to move through students sequentially
On the left-hand side of the page, you will see all of the posts from the student you selected.
If a student’s post is part of a thread, you can click on the View parent post link to see the post the student is replying to, or click on the View discussion link to see all posts in that particular discussion.
On the right-hand side of the page, you can enter the student’s mark and choose whether the student will be notified that they have been graded.
you want to give written feedback, you can use the advanced grading features, which will appear here as well (the marking guide and
checklist allow for individualised comments). You can also use private
replies to give feedback within the forums, though you
can’t add private replies from the marking screen.
Click on the Save button to save your changes. Once you have saved, the students status will change to Graded.
Go to the forum, open a forum post (click on the link) and rate it using the drop-down rating box. (In the example below, the scale is out of 5). To give written feedback, add a private reply.
You could sample one post for rating, or go into each post and rate them all (depending on the marking/assessment strategy). If the marking strategy involves marking multiple posts, be aware of the aggregation method used:
Average or ratings: the mean of all ratings given
Count of ratings: the number of ratings given is the mark
Maximum rating: the highest rated post determines the mark awarded
Minimum rating: the lowest rated post determines the mark awarded
Sum of ratings: all ratings are added together, and the total is the mark awarded