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Numeric scores and feedback can be provided on student participation in a discussion topic. Unlike replies to posts, these scores are only available to the individual student. Scores can be automatically transferred to the Grades area if associated with a grade item.
Note: Grade items can only be assigned to discussion topics, not forums.
Note: If using a rubric the earned points will be automatically entered into the "Topic Score" field after scoring the rubric.
Review the scores that students earned on a discussion topic in a spreadsheet format in the Grades area. Visit Grades to learn more.