This topic describes how to provide feedback on discussion contributions.
As you read the contributions that other students and course team members make to discussion topics, you can provide feedback without writing a complete response or comment. You can:
To select a feedback option, you use the icons at the top right of each post, response, or comment. When you move your cursor over these icons a label appears.
When you select the “More” icon, a menu of available options opens. Options vary depending on whether the contribution is a post, response, or comment, and on whether you are a student or a member of the discussion team.
If you like a post or one of its responses, you can vote for it. Hover over the plus sign (+) icon for the post or response, and then select Vote.
You can sort the list of posts so that the posts with the most votes appear at the top: select the drop-down list of sorting options and select by most votes.
You can see the number of votes that each post has received in the list of posts. (Votes for responses are not included in the number.)
If you find a post particularly interesting and want to return to it in the future, you can follow it. To follow a post, hover over the star icon for the post, and then select Follow.
Each post that you follow appears with a “Following” indicator in the list of posts.
To list only the posts that you are following, regardless of the discussion topic they apply to, select the drop-down Discussion list and select Posts I’m Following.
Anyone in a course can answer questions. Just add a response with your answer to the question post.
You can indicate that a response to your own question post is the correct answer. To do this, hover over the check mark icon for the response, and then select Mark as Answer.
After at least one response is marked as the answer, a check or tick mark image replaces the question mark image for the post in the list of posts.
The discussion moderation team can mark any response as correct. Students can only mark responses as correct for their own posts.