Please flag a student’s discussion for grading again, after they have be graded initially, and then decide to EITHER make additional discussion posts OR edit their original posts. By flagging, I mean to have them show up again in the instructor’s To Do with the link “Grade [name of discussion]”.
Many of my assignments are draft-based. The common workflow is
Students submit a draft.
I grade it with feedback for improvement.
They revise and resubmit.
If the assignment were a regular assignment, then resubmission will flag the student again for grading.
However, I opt to make these discussions, because students have been enjoying the free form peer feedback they can receive. Some also like the opportunity to check out others’ work, and even follow others’ progress.
Strangely, additional posts/edits by a student who has received grades on the discussion will not be flagged. As such, I have to ask students to manually message me after their resubmission, which adds unnecessary work to everyone. If they forgot to message me, or if I accidentally missed their messages, then their resubmission would just sit forever unattended. I also have to manually access the discussion’s SpeedGrader, which is relatively cumbersome because it takes 3 clicks and 1 additional page load to get to it (as opposed to a To Do > Grade link). See my postAccess to SpeedGrader from home for more on that ux problem.