Cobra Learning now has a custom discussion grader available for simplified grading of discussion topics. This tool was created for use with large discussion topics that are graded mostly on the number of posts. You can review and adjust grading based on the quality of the posts from within the tool.
Note: the larger the panel area, the better you will be able to work within the widget.
Note: the list contains ALL grade items from the course. Make sure to select the discussion topic grade item from this list.
Expand Posts: you can select Expand Posts in order to view the actual threads and adjust the scoring in accordance with your grading policies. NOTE: If you are adjusting scores, please note that a file is created to upload these grades to the gradebook. If you regrade later and neglect to adjust these scores again, it will overwrite the adjusted scores in the gradebook. This is why it's best to grade when the discussion period is over and submit a grade file a single time to the gradebook.
Show Names: by default only a system user ID is displayed, so if you want to see student names, you'll need to select the Show Names button.
Note: You cannot edit at this step, but you can cancel the process if you need to alter grades; or you can edit the grades from within the Cobra system.
Note: Using the Discussion Grader does not mark the posts as read, you will still need to go back through and mark posts as read. Again, this process is best done when the posting/grading period has passed.
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