Required: 1 initial post and responses to at least 2 other students' posts.
Option 2: badge
Required: 1 initial post / Recommended: respond to 1-2 other students' posts.
Option 3: audit
Recommended: 1 initial post and respond to one other students' post.
Welkowitz emphasizes the importance of "how people speak" rather than "the words they say" in conversation. What is your personal response to this? Do you tend to judge people more on "how they speak" rather than "what they say?"
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.