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Grading Group Restricted Discussion Topics
This article will go over how to assess group restricted topics when they're tied to a single grade item.
The way that D2L records grades is one-to-one, so one grade item can only be tied to one activity at a time. This becomes an issue with group restricted discussion topics because once Group 1 is tied to Discussion 1 grade item it will become unavailable as an option for Group 2.
Once you create a forum that has group restricted topics, and students post to them, you can now assess their work by doing the following:
Step 1: Edit the topic for Group 1:
Step 2: Click on the Assessment tab (1), and then from the grade item drop down menu select the grade item (2):
Step 3: Put the score out of within the entry field:
Step 4: Click "Save and Close"
Step 5: Now that you've tied the topic to the grade item you can Assess the topic.
Step 6: Utilizing the filters might help manage the amount of students you must filter through so Viewing by Groups rather than Users is another trick (1 & 2). If you change the filtering you must also click apply so that your page reflects the updates from the selected menu (3).
Step 7: Next, click on the student who's post you'd like to assess (4):
Step 8: This is where you input the topic score (1), and any feedback that will appear in the Grades tool (2). You can also publish from this screen (3). If you do not want to publish the score and feedback immediately do not check the box. When you're finished click "Save and Close":
Step 9: This box will appear asking you to confirm that you want this feedback to appear in the grades tool; click "Overwrite":
Step 10: Here's what it will look like with published feedback/topic score:
Do this for each student in the group, and then you'll have to do a few more things to assess the next group restricted topic.