Sakai Community DocumentationSakai 11 User Guide Gradebook2How do I connect the Forums tool to Gradebook2?

How do I connect the Forums tool to Gradebook2?

The Gradebook2 tool can be connected to the Forums tool so that grades scored in the Forums tool are displayed in the Gradebook2 tool.

There are 2 different types of connections that can be made to the Forums tool.

Option 1 - Add Forum to Gradebook: Making this connection connects all of the Topics located in this Forum to a single item in the Gradebook 2 tool. Instructors will be able to add/subtract points for ANY of the Forum Topics student submissions.  That is, there is one grade item that covers all of the discusssion topics within the Forum.

Option 2 - Add individual Topics to Gradebook: Making this connection connects a single Topic to a single item in the Gradebook. In order to grade multiple Topics, Instructors need to make multiple connections to the Gradebook.  

Note: in order to connect the Gradebook2 to a Forum or Topic, you must create the grade item in the Gradebook2 tool before linking from the Forum/Topic in the Forums tool.

Go to Gradebook2.

Go to Gradebook2.

Select Gradebook2 from the Tool Menu in your site.

Add  new grade item.

Add  new grade item.

Right-click the proper category (or the gradebook name if you are not using categories) and select Add new Grade item.

This displays the Add New Item dialog panel on the right.

Enter the Name and Points of the grade item and then click Save/Close.

Enter the Name and Points of the grade item and then click Save/Close.

This creates the item in the Gradebook.

Example:

Example:

Go to Forums.

Select Forums from the Tool Menu in your site.

Create a Forum with Topics for students to discuss.

Create a Forum with Topics for students to discuss.

Note: You cannot connect a Forum (Option 1) or a Topic (Option 2) to the Gradebook2 when creating a new Forum or Topic.  You can only make the connection after the Forum/Topic is created.

Option 1: Add Forum to Gradebook.

Click Forum Settings.

Click Forum Settings.

This displays the Edit Forum Settings page.

Under Grading, select the existing Gradebook item.

Under Grading, select the existing Gradebook item.

Making this connection connects all of the Topics located in this Forum to a single item in the Gradebook 2 tool. Instructors will be able to add/subtract points for ANY of the Forum Topics student submissions.  That is, there is one grade item that covers all of the discussion topics within the Forum.

Click Save.

Click Save.

Option 2: Add individual Topics to Gradebook.

Click Topic Settings.

Click Topic Settings.

This displays the Edit Topic Settings page.

Under Grading, select the existing Gradebook item.

Under Grading, select the existing Gradebook item.

Making this connection connects a single Topic to a single item in the Gradebook. In order to grade multiple Topics, Instructors need to make multiple connections to the Gradebook.

Click Save.

Click Save.

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