How do I enable grading of a discussion board in Blackboard? (Staff)

Before grading a thread or forum, you must first enable grading. Grading options can be set when you create a forum.

To change grading settings after a forum has been created:

  • Enter the discussion board forum under Control Panel, Course Tools, Discussion Board.
  • There will be a list of discussion boards, the default one is available under the module code.
  • A list of forums for this discussion board will be available.
  • Click on the drop down arrows next to the desired forum and select Edit.
  • Scroll down to Forum Settings.

Screenshot of 'Forum Settings.'

  • Select Grade Forum and enter a point value to evaluate participants on performance throughout the forum.
  • Select Grade Threads to evaluate participants on performance in each thread.
    Note: Users cannot create new threads if Grade Threads is selected for the forum. Only instructors can create new threads.
    • For each new thread started in the discussion board you must tick Grade Thread and enter a point value to enforce grading.
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