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Grade Voice Boards

Voice discussion boards are not only for teaching and collaboration. Use voice boards to assess your students.

By integrating voice boards with the Grade Center, you can assign a grade to each student who has participated in a particular voice board and add voice board evaluations to the Grade Center. These grades are automatically integrated with the Grade Center.

You can enable Grade Center integration either when creating a new voice board or add it to previously created voice boards. You can assign and modify grades at any time.


Enable grading on Voice Authoring tools

You can integrate a new voice board or any previously created voice board into the Grade Center, allowing you to leverage your existing content as assessment tools.

You can add a voice board tool to the Grade Center when you create it. See Add a Voice Board Tool.

  1. Open the Modify Voice Board page:
    • For voice boards in a content area, point to the voice board tool to open its menu. Select Edit.
    • For voice boards created under Tools, open the voice board tool and select Modify for the voice board you wish to edit.
  2. Under Settings, select the Grade option.
  3. In the Points possible field, enter a value for the maximum possible grade.
  4. Select Submit.

Disable grading

If you no longer wish to use grading on a voice board, you can remove the feature. Doing so deletes all grades. You can re-enable Grade Center integration at any time, but you will not be able to recover previously entered grades.

  1. Open the Modify Voice Board page:
    • For voice boards in a content area, point to the voice board tool to open its menu. Select Edit.
    • For voice boards created under Tools, open the voice board tool and select Modify for the voice board you wish to edit.
  2. Under Settings, clear the Grade option.
  3. Select Submit. A pop-up window warns you that removing Grade Center integration will delete all existing grades.
  4. Select OK.

Assign grades for Voice Authoring tools

You can add a Grade Center integration to a new voice board or any previously created voice board, allowing you to leverage your existing content as assessment tools.

  1. To grade a board, open the Grade Voice Board page:
    • For voice boards in a content area, enter the voice board and select Grade this board.
    • For voice boards created under Tools, enter the voice board and select the Grade Board button.
  2. Select any student's username to open the voice board filtered to show only that student's posts.
  3. Enter grades for each student under the Grade column.
  4. Select Submit.