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Allow Forum Posts to be Rated

Why would you want to do this? For grading purposes.

  1. Click on the Forum

  2. Locate the Administration block

  3. Click Forum settings >> Edit settings

  4. Scroll down to the section titled Ratings

  5. Choose how you want to aggregate the Ratings by selecting a value from the drop-down menu

  6. Enter a value in the Maximum points text box (default value is 100)

    • Optional: Change the scale type to none if you do not wish for the ratings to aggregate into your gradebook total
    • Optional: Change the scale type to Scale if you want to choose a custom scale which you can create in the Gradebook

  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and return to course

  8. Click on your Forum and select a single discussion post that you would like to rate

  9. You should now see a drop-down menu in the bottom left corner of the post which will allow you to assign a rating based on the value you selected in Step 6