Moodle 3: Administration Block: How to Rate a Forum Post

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Moodle 3: How to Rate a Forum Post

The Forum ratings setting allows instructors to evaluate students' forum posts. If this setting is enabled, a graded item will be created to the Moodle gradebook and the ratings/grades will be synced. When rating is enabled, the instructor will see a drop-down menu at the bottom of each entry (not their own) allowing them to select a number to rate the post. Users can rate more than one post at a time.

To enable Ratings and Rate a Forum Post:

1. Log in to Moodle.

2. Make sure that you are in editing mode for the course by clicking Edit on the top, left of the screen.

Edit button on the top, left of the webpage

3. Locate the forum in the course you would like to update. Select Edit | Edit Settings.

edit settings on the drop down menu

4. Expand the Ratings drop down box.

5. First, you must update the Aggregate Type. The aggregate type defines how ratings are combined to form the final grade in the gradebook.

Options for the aggregate type include:

  • Average of ratings - The mean of all ratings
  • Count of ratings - The number of rated items becomes the final grade. Note that the total cannot exceed the maximum grade for the activity.
  • Maximum - The highest rating becomes the final grade
  • Minimum - The smallest rating becomes the final grade
  • Sum - All ratings are added together. Note that the total cannot exceed the maximum grade for the activity.

NOTE: If "No ratings" is selected, you will not be given the option to rate posts and the forum activity will not appear in the gradebook as a graded item.

aggregate type drop down box.

6. Next, enter the Maximum grade for the forum activity. 

7. At the bottom of the page, click the Save and Return to Course button to save changes.

 save and return to course button.

8. Return to the forum post you would like to rate.  A Maximum rating drop-down menu should now be displayed at the bottom. Click on the drop-down menu to make your selection. 

 maximum rating function at the bottom of the forum post.


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12/4/2018 8:10:11 AM