That is a concept I have been working on for almost two years … something I think would make a huge difference scoring online discussion activities, blog posts, and comments … the idea is a rubric tool on the instructor side that allows you to set the total number of points, criteria, etc and a little Netflix style rating system on the front end. It would allow me (or my TA) to quickly go through and rate posts on a 1-5 star scale. The tool would calculate the score based on the rubric it was associated to. We’ve prototyped it, but hust never created it.
I saw the Votio Again post and was reminded of it. I’m going to try and install this today. I’ll let you all know.