Discussion Forums: Moderating, Contributing, and Grading

In this article:

  1. Set up a Discussion Forum
  2. Moderate a Discussion Forum
  3. Contribute to a Discussion Forum
  4. Grade a Discussion Forum

Set up a Discussion Forum

1. In the designer, click Add Interaction, select Discussion, then enter your prompt and determine the settings.

2. In the Timing tab, use the arrows to adjust how long the discussion forum will appear in the bulb then click Done.

3.  Adjust the point value by clicking the triple dots.

Click here to learn how to assign your bulb to learners in an LMS. 

Click here to learn how to assign your bulb to learners outside of an LMS.

Moderate a Discussion Forum

1. In the LMS, click on the assignment title and then from the gray screen menu, select Preview.

Outside of the LMS, click on the assignment from the selected Class then select Preview.

2. Fast forward, if needed, to where the discussion forum appears in the bulb. Click All Students to filter specific learners, view comments, and delete comments, if necessary.

Contribute a Discussion Forum

1. In the LMS, click on the assignment title and then from the gray screen menu, select  Preview.

Outside of the LMS, click on the assignment from the selected Class then select  Preview.

 3. Fast forward, if needed, to where the discussion forum appears in the bulb. Click All Students to filter specific learners, view comments, reply to learner comments, and contribute your own comments to the discussion.

 Grade a Discussion Forum

1. Click on the discussion forum icon from the Monitor page then select Grade All.

2. In the Answer column, click on the discussion forum icon for any learner to view all learner responses, then click Show Discussion.

3. Assign each learner points earned. When finished select Exit Grade Mode to save changes and then click on the title of the bulb to return to the main gradebook view. 

    Note: If using a Learning Management System, don't forget to Sync grades from the main monitor page after manually grading any responses.