Grade a Journal

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Grades are assigned to the whole JOURNAL, rather than to individual posts. If grading has been enabled, instructors can access a grading interface, that feeds into the GRADE CENTER, from inside the journal itself. Instructors can also make use of grading RUBRICS within journals to facilitate the grading process.

  1. Navigate to the journal you would like to grade.
  2. Click on the name of a student to read their journal entry.*
  3. Click the Edit Grade button. This will open up the grading interface.
  4. In the grading interface, click the View Rubric button to view the  rubric for this blog.
  5. Assign a point value in the Grade Value field.
  6. If desired, provide feedback to the student.
  7. If desired, provide grading notes, which are visible to all instructors and TAs.
  8. Click Save Grade.
  9. The assigned mark and any feedback will now be posted in the Blog Grade area of the blog, and in the Grade Center column associated with this blog.

Please Note:
Students will only be able to see Journal grades if the instructor makes the Grade Center column associated with the journal visible to students.

* In order to view the students' entries for a journal you may need to expand the name drop-down list on the journal page by clicking the arrow icon under your name.

Journal Entries