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
  5. Export 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 and then click Show Discussion. This will show that learner's post and their replies to posts.

3. Note: If points are enabled, the learner automatically receives full credit after posting. As the instructor, you can adjust each learner's points earned. When finished select Save Grades 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.

Export a Discussion Forum

This feature is only available for instructors of the course. Learners will not be able to export a discussion forum.

Export the discussion from the bulb preview

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. Click play then select the menu icon. 

3. Select the discussion forum from the Review Sheet. 

4. Once the discussion forum is open, select the export icon to export a text file of the discussion forum. 

Note: Deleted comments will appear as below. 

Export the discussion from the monitor page

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

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

2. Click the Discussion Forum icon then select Interaction Data. 

3. From here, select Export Discussion Attempts to export a text file of the discussion forum. 

Note: Deleted comments will appear as below. 

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