In this article, you'll learn how to set up your graded discussion so that it will automatically grade your students' participation. (You can also manually-grade these assignments.)
To set up auto-grading, you'll need to pay attention to these items:
- The graded discussion's Due Date on the assignment page
- The discussion's grading requirements
- The Comments Closed setting on the discussion page
- The Auto Grade setting on the discussion page
First make sure that the discussion assignment has a due date. There are three ways to do that:
- You can add the due date when you first create the assignment.
- You can add (or edit) the due date on the assignment's page.
- You can add or change the due date when you edit all groups and assignments on the course Assignments view.
Auto grading will refer to your grading requirements when it calculates the grade. You'll need to set up at least one grading requirement in order for auto grading to work!
Comments Closed and Auto Grade
After the due date and grading requirements are nailed down, you can put in the final two details for auto-grading:
- Comments Closed: You'll need to set a date/time at which the discussion will automatically close for new comments/replies.
- Click Comments Closed.
- Select Date from the drop-down.
- Enter the date/time. The date must be on or after the assignment's due date!
- Click Save.
Now that you've set up auto-grading:
- On the date/time you've entered in the Auto Grade settings, Populi will tally each student's discussion contributions, compare them to your grading requirements, and assign each student a grade for the assignment. This grade will automatically push to the course gradebook and be figured into the student's final grade.
- You can disable auto-grading by editing the setting and deleting the date you entered.
Why am I not seeing any way to get to "Grading Assignments"? What magic must I conjure to access it?