“Like” it, “+” it, or “Retweet” it, the Online SocialSphere Asks to Be Rated
Everywhere you visit online, and no matter if it’s a social site, web page, blog, or even an ad, everyone seems to be soliciting your assessment about something. People are used to it, expect it, and many enjoy rating just about anything. Did you know that a peer rating system is already built into blackboard?
You can use the Discussion Board for peer review. Students start threads and include their work in their initial posts. Other users review the work, assign a rating to the initial post, and include comments in a response.
Rating posts also allows students to focus on messages considered especially informative or useful by others. If you enabled rating, students can rate posts using a five star system. Instructors can also rate posts.
Encouraging students to rate each other’s work not only allows the class as a whole to quickly see and access something of interest; it also gives the individual student feedback as an assessment of their own personal work. Students will especially be engaged as this peer rating system is completely anonymous.
Instructors Note: To enable rating, select the Allow Members to Rate Posts option when creating or editing the forum. To learn more, see How to Edit Discussion Forums.
- Access the forum and select the thread.
- On the Thread Detail page, click a post’s title. The post appears in the Current Post portion of the content frame.
- For Your Rating, select one to five stars. You can add and delete stars at any time.
Your rating is included in the Overall Rating, which is the combined rating of all users. Use the Move to previous and Move to next arrows to view another post or use the breadcrumbs to return to the forum or the Discussion Board page.