|A teacher can specify
that an educational forum
is graded. A graded forum works in the following way:
the teacher reads contributions in the forum, the teacher can submit
a short, one-line evaluation of the contribution. This evaluation
is only visible for the teacher and for the author of the graded contribution.
If the evaluation begins with a number between 1 and 9, this information
is used to report the aggregate gradings. Fill in an evaluation and
then click on the
can see, when looking at their own messages, how they have been graded
by the teacher.
teacher can give the command Grade overview
to see a listing of all the gradings of all the students in a graded
forum. If the gradings started with a number, this is summarized for
the teacher. The teacher can then use this
information to submit an aggregate grading for all contributions by
this student in this forum. Students can also give the command Grade overview ,
but will then only see their own gradings.
is an example how the Grade overview can look like for all the contributions
of one student to a graded forum:
You can click on the subject, in order
to see the full text of the graded message.
A variant of graded forums is under development, called
rated forums. With rated forums, all the students in the course can
rate the quality of each other's contributions. This saves time for
the teacher, compared to graded forums.