Answer: What are the options for grade reporting? Are there various levels? Which levels remain most valuable for the online instructor in regard to student performance?
There are options for grade reporting such as weighted grades and percentages. Categories, such as discussion participation, can also be weighted. In each of the resource provided, the authors stated there was a direct correlation between discussion participation and student success. The top participants in discussions ended up being the students with the highest grades in the class. Knowing this correlation, an instructor can pinpoint the students that may be at-risk for failing and take appropriate action.