Online Course Tutorial
Possible Discussion Settings
Most discussion topics will be open to everyone in the course; however some discussion topics may have different settings applied. For example, some topics may be gradable. Be sure to follow the instructor's directions for posting.
- Grading - Some instructors may require posting and commenting on blog topics. Be sure to read the instructions given by an instructor. Instructors have the option to create a numeric or alphanumeric grade or use a grading form (rubric).
- Peer Review - Peer review may be used with students' posts and comments. Student may do peer review by a simple rating scale or review messages using a grading form (rubric).
- Posting Rules - Depending on the instructor, student may be able to create posts and comments or only create comments. In some courses you may only be able to review posts.
- Author Identification - The blog can be set up to identify authors by user names or to be anonymous to other students.