Making the group discussion count towards the course grade
In the Course Management section of your course site, go to the “Grade Center,” then “Full Grade Center” to the columns that Blackboard created for the group discussions. Each column corresponds to a group discussion forum. Note that these columns will be hiding all at the end of the Grade Center. If they have fallen off your screen, use the horizontal scrollbar at the bottom to find it. --BEEP-- You may notice that the grading cells for a group discussion are grayed out for the students who don’t belong to the group. Next, in the action bar, go to “Manage,” then to “Column Organization” to reorder the columns as you see fit. --BEEP--
Now, go to the weighted total column for the grading category to which the group discussion belongs;--you know, the one with the (suggested) percentage mark at the beginning of the name. Click on the action button to the right of the column, then on “Edit Column Information.” Scroll down to the Select Columns, and in the Columns to Select box, select the newly created group discussion forums. With the arrow move them to the Selected Columns box, put in 100% for each one. Click “OK” to override the warning that may pop up. Then click on “Submit”.