Discussion Forum Rubric (100-200 level)

Total Points: 50 points

 

Exemplary

Proficient

Needs Improvement

Absent

Initial Post:

 

 

 

 

Student responds thoroughly and appropriately to the weekly topic

15 points
Student focuses on the weekly topic, and articulates a viewpoint that is well-reasoned and clearly communicated.

10 points
Student focuses mostly on the weekly topic; the viewpoint is somewhat clear; reasoning needs to be developed but is clearly communicated.

5 points
Student does not remain on topic; the viewpoint is weakly articulated or post is difficult to understand.

0 point
Student does not respond to the weekly topic.

Student adheres to Rules of Discussion including post length, due dates, and citations.

10 points
Studentís post is of an appropriate length, is posted by the appropriate time, and credits any sources that have been referenced.

7 points
Studentís post is of an appropriate length but is not posted by the appropriate time and/or does not credit all sources.

4 points
Studentís post is inadequate in length, post date, and/or the crediting of sources.

0 points
Studentís post is plagiarized (copied) from another source or student with no credit given.

Follow Up Post #1:

 

 

 

 

Student advances the conversation through comments and additional questions.

10 points
Student responds to one peersí post with insights and thoughtful questions that broaden the discussion of the weekly topic in new and appropriate directions.

7 points
Student responds to one peersí post with comments that pertain to the topic and advance the conversation.

4 points
Student simply offers agreement or disagreement with the initial post offered by peer.

0 points
Student does not respond to any peersí posts.

Follow Up Post #2:

 

 

 

 

Student advances the conversation through comments and additional questions.

10 points
Student responds to one peerís post with insights and thoughtful questions that broaden the discussion of the weekly topic in new and appropriate directions.

7 points
Student responds to one peerís post with comments that pertain to the topic and advance the conversation.

4 points
Student simply offers agreement or disagreement with the initial post offered by peer.

0 points
Student does not respond to any peersí posts.

Grammar and Netiquette:

 

 

 

 

Student utilizes grammar and netiquette appropriately to communicate in the online forum

5 points
Student clearly communicates in an appropriate, polite, and engaging manner. Grammar/spelling is accurate enough for posts to be easily read and understood.

3 points
Student communicates in an appropriate, and polite, manner. Grammar/spelling is accurate enough for posts to be read and understood.

2 points
Student communicates in an appropriate manner. Grammar/spelling errors make portions of the posts difficult to understand.

0 points
Studentís post(s) are inappropriate, impolite, and/or utilize unacceptable or abrasive language exhibiting a lack of appropriate netiquette.