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Why Your Discussion Settings
Matter.
•For this online class, comments on
fellow student’s blogs are like class
discussions...
A Typical
Example of
Student
Comments
Getting your grade!
Comment on several blogs.
Keep track of the URLs of the blogs you
commented on.
Turn your work in!
• Submit those URLs through Blackboard.
• Your instructor will review your comments by going to
the blo...
That’s the way it is supposed to
work….
• If your blog allows comments to go
through freely, then the system works
great.
...
Imagine this
• A student comments on your blog.
• Your blog comment settings require your
approval.
Oh, oh!
• You don’t approve the comment right away.
• Your fellow classmates can’t see comments.
• Your instructor can’t s...
But what if…..
Someone makes offensive remarks?
• Don’t worry, as we go through the
module on getting your settings right,...
Won’t there be a lot of “spam”
comments?
• Spam happens.
• Wordpress has anti-spam measures
http://wordpress.org/plugins/a...
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This slide presentation presents the process used for grading class discussions conducted through a public blog, such as Wordpress.

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Discussion settings and the grade process

  1. 1. Why Your Discussion Settings Matter. •For this online class, comments on fellow student’s blogs are like class discussions. •You will be graded on your comments. •Your fellow students will be graded on the comments they make on your blog. •Comments on fellow student’s blogs are worth 8% of the total grade
  2. 2. A Typical Example of Student Comments
  3. 3. Getting your grade! Comment on several blogs. Keep track of the URLs of the blogs you commented on.
  4. 4. Turn your work in! • Submit those URLs through Blackboard. • Your instructor will review your comments by going to the blog URL and reading your comments. • A grade and feedback will be given through the Blackboard Grade Center. Student submits URLs Instructor gets URLS Instructor goes To the URL Reads comments Grade is posted On Blackboard Grade Center
  5. 5. That’s the way it is supposed to work…. • If your blog allows comments to go through freely, then the system works great. • But what if your blog is not allowing comments to go through?
  6. 6. Imagine this • A student comments on your blog. • Your blog comment settings require your approval.
  7. 7. Oh, oh! • You don’t approve the comment right away. • Your fellow classmates can’t see comments. • Your instructor can’t see the comments to grade them. Aaaargh!!!
  8. 8. But what if….. Someone makes offensive remarks? • Don’t worry, as we go through the module on getting your settings right, you’ll see that there are some safeguards in place. • Remember – your fellow classmates are being graded on what they say.
  9. 9. Won’t there be a lot of “spam” comments? • Spam happens. • Wordpress has anti-spam measures http://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/ Ready to get started? View the next presentation on how to get those Discussion Settings right the first time.

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