You can use a Discussion Board in your LaunchPad course to promote student interaction, ask and answer questions, and facilitate peer learning. Discussion boards do not have to be graded, but you can choose to give your students points for participation.
Add a Discussion Board
From your home page, open the unit to which you want to add a discussion board and click Add to this Unit.
Enter Basic Info
Under the Basic Info tab you are brought to, title your discussion board, and add any directions. Then click Save.
Enter Assignment settings
Go to the Assignment tab. Choose a due date, point value, category, calculation type, etc.
If you choose to assign the Discussion Board for points, you have two options to calculate student grades:
- Full credit on completion - This option gives your students the full point amount as soon as they contribute to the discussion.
- Manually graded - You will have to enter a grade for the student manually in the gradebook. This option allows you to give the student a grade based on any requirements you specified in the Directions.
When you are done, click Assign.
Click "Done Editing"
When you are finished making any changes, click Done Editing at the top of the page. You will be brought to the Discussion Board, where you can add a new thread to start the discussion.