New Discussion Evaluation Experience

The new Discussion Evaluation Experience is part of a redesign of all assessable tools that includes the New Assignment Evaluation Experience. The new experience allows instructors to better review and evaluate both discussion topics and individual participants, without changing their workflow. If the new Discussion Evaluation Experience is enabled by your administrator, you can opt-in to using the new experience or opt-out if the features do not meet your needs.

 

New evaluation experience for Discussions, with posts and evaluation tools displayed side-by-side.

Figure: New evaluation experience for Discussions, with posts and evaluation tools displayed side-by-side.

 

The New Discussion Evaluation Experience includes the following features:

  • The name of the activity, navigation arrows, and learner name and profile card appear in the header panel at the top.

  • The discussion topic and replies appear in the submission panel on the left. The title of the topic or the reply is a link that will open the post in a new window so you can get an idea of the context in which the post was made.

  • Evaluation tools like Grades, Rubrics, and Feedback appear in the evaluation panel on the right. When you open the Inline Rubric, it expands within the panel or pops out into a new window for grading.

  • You can drag the divider between the submission panel and the evaluation panel to resize them to suit your preferences and screen size. The divider stays in the same position as you navigate through your learners' submissions.

  • In adaptive mobile view, the evaluation tools are hidden in a drawer at the bottom of the screen. Tap the drawer to display the tools.

Mobile view of discussion evaluation.

Figure: Mobile view of discussion evaluation.