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How do I rate a discussion post? Activities | Discussions

Set rating method

You can rate discussion posts after you have turned on this setting in the settings menu of the discussion topic. If this setting is disabled, you need to turn it on if you want to be able to rate topics. When this is done, each participant has the possibility to rate posts in the discussion topic. It is also possible for student to rate one another's posts.

  • Navigate to Activities in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Discussions.
  1. Click the fold-out arrow behind the topic you want to enable a rating method for.
  2. Click Edit Topic.
  1. In the drop-down menu below Rate Posts you can select the following rating methods:
    • No Ratings: nobody can give a rating.
    • Five-Star Rating Scheme: participants in the discussion can rate posts on a scale from one to five.
    • Up Vote / Down Vote Rating Scheme: Participants in the discussion can rate posts up or down.
    • Up Vote Only Rating Scheme: participants in the discussion can only rate posts up.
  2. Click Save and Close to save the setting.

You can adjust the way of rating at any time, even if participants have already rated posts. If you restore the rating method to a previously used method, the rates that were previously given in this way are restored. When selecting a method that has not been used before, the valuation starts again at zero.

Rate a post

Five-Star Rating Scheme

  • Navigate to Activities in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Discussions.
  • Click the topic in which you want to rate a post.
  • Click the post you want to rate.

With a Five-Star Rating Scheme, a scale with stars appears below the post. You can rate the post behind Ratings. To do this, click on the desired number of stars. This scale shows both your valuation and the average valuation of this item, including how many valuations this average comes from.

  • In the topic overview you will see an average rating on the right side (Average Rating) for each post.

Up Vote/Down Vote Rating Scheme or Up Vote Only Rating Scheme

  • Navigate to Activities in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Discussions.
  • Click on the topic in which you want to give your rating.
  • Click on the post you want to rate.

With a Up Vote/Down Vote Rating Scale or a Up Vote Only Rating Scale you will see a plus icon and a minus icon on the left side (for up vote you will only see a plus icon) with a number in between. Click on the plus icon to give the post a higher rating, and click the minus icon to give the post a lower rating.  For each post, you can only raise or lower the score with one point.

  • In the topic overview you will see the rating of each post in the table on the left (Votes).