Using Rubrics to Grade Discussions

While using the D2L electronic rubrics to assess Dropbox submissions is a fairly easy process, due to a design flaw in D2L's software, adding a rubric to a graded discussion takes some extra steps. How Not to Do It When setting up the assessment options for your discussion activity, you may notice the option to … Continue reading Using Rubrics to Grade Discussions

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A Visual Guide to Understanding the Discussion Tool

This handout will help you understand the difference between the NEW FORUM and NEW TOPIC buttons in the D2L discussion tool. It also shows how to organize discussion activities where different groups of students discuss different topics. Finally, it will show you how to restrict a discussion activity to just one group or section of … Continue reading A Visual Guide to Understanding the Discussion Tool

Grade Discussion Participation with the D2L Discussion Grader

Many online instructors use the Desire2Learn Discussions tool to re-create the classroom interaction that occurs in their face-to-face courses. It is common for instructors to award points based on student participation. The D2L discussion grader tool makes this process easy by allowing you to view all of a student's postings collected in one spot, and … Continue reading Grade Discussion Participation with the D2L Discussion Grader