27 August 2010

Rating Discussion Messages

One of the options for discussion is to allow users to rate the messages that are there. This can be turned on by clicking the Settings link from the Discussion Area and then clicking in the box so that messages can be rated.

Note that this is an org unit setting, which means that it applies to all discussion messages within that course offering.

Once turned on, each user can apply a 1 to 5 stars to each message. The average rating of each message appears on the list of messages, and the number of ratings for a particular message is displayed when the message contents are visible. It is not possible to see what rating a particular user has applied to a particular message. Users can change their ratings of messages at any time.