To have a graded discussion, does the graded checkbox for the discussion need to be checked if it was already created as an assignment?
That depends on what you're trying to do. If you want the discussion to be in your speedgrader, then check the graded box, and then I don't see a purpose for the assignment. if you wanted to keep them separate for some reason, then you'd use the assignment. Canvas won't attach the discussion and the assignment so using an assignment means you're manually dealing with it, without use of the speedgrader.
Thank you. And if I want to use a rubric in the speedgrader, the box will
have to be checked. Otherwise I will be adding rubric points and posting
Can you think of any good reason why it would even want to be kept separate?
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On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 2:23 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Matthew, there are a few pieces to your question. First of all, graded discussions are already assignments. Canvas is funny in that regard, in that Canvas calls anything that is graded an "assignment," but you can also create a unique animal called an assignment that has its own characteristics, and those assignments fall under the umbrella of--well, assignments. If you've created an assignment called a "Discussion," it's not actually a discussion; it's effectively a placeholder for something. Indeed, I can't think of any circumstance in which you need to create an assignment if what you really want is a graded discussion. Second, if you want to use a rubric to grade a discussion, you don't need to create an assignment to use a rubric--but by definition, the discussion you create must be a graded discussion if you want to use a rubric, because you can't add a rubric to an ungraded discussion.
So, if you want to grade a discussion using a rubric, you can create a graded discussion (no need for that assignment intermediary), and add the rubric directly to the discussion. Perhaps that's where the confusion lies. Here are the instructions for creating a graded discussion and then adding a rubric to it:
How do I create a discussion as an instructor?
How do I add a rubric to a graded discussion?
Did I clear things up, or muddy them even more?
If you're more visual, sometimes I find the following image helps:
I created the image above, but anyone may use it if they find it useful, using a CC-BY 4.0 license.
Thank you very much for the response. It is all much clearer now.
On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 9:09 PM, stefaniesanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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