Viewing and grading student's group discussions
If you want to interact with students on group discussion forums before the due date, go to the Course Management section. Click on “Course Tools,” then on “Discussion Board.” Click on each of the group discussion links to review and provide feedback to students’ posts.
When the due date for the group discussion has passed and it’s time to grade, in your Course Management section—the home office—go to the Full Grade Center and find the group discussion columns. The yellow exclamation marks in cells indicate that students have submitted their group discussion posts. To view and grade them, move your cursor anywhere in a cell with an exclamation mark and click on the hidden action button that will appear. Select “Grade User Activity”. On the Grade Discussion Forum page, review student’s posts. If you use a rubric and have set it up in Blackboard, click the link under “Grade by Rubric” to assign grades to student’s work based on the rubric. --BEEP-- Note that Blackboard will automatically calculate the score, based on your rubric setup, but that you can override it by entering a grade in the “Change the Number of Points” box. Leave “Feedback” if you wish --BEEP-- and click “Save Rubric”. Also, click “Submit” to save the grade. --BEEP--
When finished, use the arrows on both sides of the student name in that panel to view and grade the discussion posts of the next or previous student! Yay!