Can I ask, does anyone grade participation on their courses? If so, how does this work? Is it purely quantitative or is it qualitative too?
On NILE Online courses only the final assignment is graded. Participants are only eligible to do the assignments if they have participated in 80% of the course. But some tutors and participants feel this isn’t fair, as they feel some could gain a high mark without having contributed much of value to the course and others might have been great participants but didn’t do very well on the assignment for one reason or another.
We feel though that grading participation would be fraught with problems, so I was interested to know if anyone else does it. Why and how?