We've MOVED!

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has moved to D2L version 10.

Updated help files are located at uwmltc.org


Ratings in Discussions

Here are a few tips about rating Discussion postings in D2L:

  • The "ratings" functionality in the "settings" area of the discussion forum is not selective.  That is, this feature is either ON for all users, discussions, and topics in a course site, or it is OFF.
  • Ratings are NOT an instructor-only or instructor-to-student activity. Both students and instructors can rate all posts, including their own.
  • Instructors cannot "hide" ratings from students; again, the ratings option is either "on" or "off" for all users in the course site.  
  • Students see only the rating *they* awarded to a post.  Students can NOT see the *average* rating of any post, nor can they see the ratings awarded by others to posts they have authored.
  • Students can NOT see the statistics icon on the left side of the Discussions page. Therefore, they cannot see the list of students with the ratings associated with them.
  • Turning off the ratings functionality does not wipe out the ratings themselves.  When this feature is toggled off and then on again, the previously-entered ratings are restored.