If this is an ungraded forum, you can ignore this section and the next. If it is a
graded forum, there are two ways to grade a forum: one student at a time, or one post
at a time. One student at a time means you give one grade for each student’s entire
contribution to the forum. One post at a time means you give a grade for each post,
and the system determines the total for each student. If you wish to grade one post
at a time, skip to the next section called Ratings.
If you wish to grade one student at a time, here change the Type to Points. Then set the Maximum Grade. Next, set the Grading Method. Most likely you will keep the default Simple Direct Grading which means you will
manually enter the grade for each student. If you have a rubric or grading guide you
wish to use when grading, you can choose that method. Keep in mind you will need to
build the grading guide or rubric after setting up the Forum in order to grade with
that method. Please see our help guide on how to add a rubric to a forum.
If you have categories set up in your gradebook, you can choose the desired Grade Category for this Forum. If you do not have any categories in your gradebook you can skip
Finally, in the grading area for each student there is a setting to “notify student”
that a grade has been given. This setting here determines whether the default for
that setting is Yes or No.
You can skip the next section.