Student Help


How do I rate discussion posts?

By default students are not allowed to rate discussion posts.  This capability only exists for the instructor should the instructor wish to add ratings.  The instructor can however over-ride this capability and allow students to rate their peers.  If your instructor has asked you to rate your peers in a discussion forum here are some basic instructions:

  1. Enter the Discussion Forum

  2. Find the post you want to rate and then simply select your rating from the drop down menu next to the word Rate (see screen capture below)

image: rate discussion posts

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not have javascript enabled in your browser you will see a RATE button to the right of the drop-down menu.  You have to click this to SAVE the rating.  Otherwise, if you have javascript enabled in your browser the rating will automatically be saved.  Click here for more information on enabling javascript in your browser.

The ratings will be calculated based on the criteria entered by the instructor (for example the instructor might have set the ratings to be a total average).  John Doe will see an average of all his ratings in the gradebook but he will not see who the ratings were from.