D2L - Rating Discussion Posts (UW-Madison)
D2L discussion posts can be rated to show to what extent each post is favored.
Posts are rated through a 5-star system, and Up Vote/Down Vote rating scheme, or an Up-Vote Only rating scheme.
Turning on the rating feature:
In order to activate the rating feature, one must be creating, or already have created, a discussion Forum and Topic. If you have never created a discussion forum or topic, please click on the following link to learn How to Create a Discussion Forum and Topic. When creating your discussion Topics you are able to define the rating scheme, or to leave one off entirely.
- From the Topic creation page, locate the Rate Posts section, about halfway down the creation dialog.
- Click the dropdown and see the variety of rating schemes outlined above:
These various rating schemes display thusly to students:
Five-Star Rating Scheme:Up Vote/Down Vote Rating Scheme:Up Vote Only Rating Scheme: