>I posted this in the Introductions forum, but here it is again…
Your discussion grade is the sum of the points you receive for your participation in all the topics within the week’s discussion forum.
There is a maximum total for the discussion forum each week. There are multiple topics each week. In some cases your total of the topic ratings may be greater than the discussion total. Your grade will be the discussion maximum.
For example – if there are 4 topics in the forum and the total for the forum is 10, the topic maximum may be 2,3 or 4 depending on the amount of work. If you contribute to all the topics you might have 3/10, 2/10, 4/10, and 3/10 but your total for the forum will be 10/10.
If you have any other questions about discussion participation and grading, please ask.