Rubrics (Faculty)

A rubric is a scoring tool used to evaluate graded work. When a rubric is created, the assigned work is divided into parts. Clear descriptions of the characteristics of the work associated with each part can be created, at varying levels of skill.

Students can use a rubric to organize their efforts to meet the requirements of the graded work. When students are allowed to access rubrics before work is completed, transparency into grading methods is provided.

Multiple rubrics can be created in a course. Rubrics consist of rows and columns. The rows correspond to the criteria. The columns correspond to the level of achievement that describes each criterion. New rubrics have three rows and three columns, but this can be edited according to needs.

Rubrics can be associated to content after they are created.

Control Panel > Course Tools > Rubrics

  1. On the Rubrics page, select Create Rubric. Type a title and optional description.

  2. Select Add Row to add a new criterion to the bottom of the grid.

  3. Select Add Column to add a new level of achievement to the grid.

  4. Choose a Rubric Type from the menu:

  • No Points: Provide feedback only.
  • Points: Each level of achievement has a single point value.

  • Point Range: Each level of achievement has a range of values.

  • Percent: Each item's possible points determines the percentage.

  • Percent Range: Each level of achievement has a range of values. When grading, select the appropriate percentage level for a particular level of achievement. The system calculates the points earned by multiplying the weight x achievement percentage x item points.

  1. To change a row or column’s title, access a heading's menu and select Edit. Type the new title and select Save.

  2. Type a point or percentage value for each row and column.

  3. Type a description for the criteria and the associated level of achievement. Each cell has a 1,000-character limit.

  4. Select Submit.

Rows and columns can be reordered. Select the Criteria or Levels of Achievement heading, which opens a reorder panel.

After using a rubric for grading, it can't be edited. Rubrics can be copied to create a duplicate rubric that can be edited.

Rubrics can be associated with these types of gradable content:

  • Assignments

  • Essay, Short Answer, and File Response test questions

  • Blogs and journals

  • Wikis

  • Discussion forums and threads

Rubrics can also be associated with any non-calculated Grade Center column. For example, a rubric can be associated with a manually created column for class participation and used to grade participation. Access a column's menu and select Edit Column Information.

To associate a rubric, access the Add Rubric menu and choose one of these options:

  • Select from an already created Rubric.

  • Create New Rubric opens a window so that a new rubric can be created.

  • Create From Existing uses an existing rubric as a template to create a new rubric.

In the Type column, a rubric can be designated as Used for Grading or Used for Secondary Evaluation. If multiple rubrics are associated, only one can be used as the primary grading rubric.

Show Rubric to Students has four options for rubric visibility:

  • No: Students can't view the rubric.

  • Yes (With Rubric Scores): Students can view the rubric when the item is made available, including possible point or percentage values.

  • Yes (Without Rubric Scores): Students can view the rubric when the item available is made available, but they can't see the possible point or percentage values.

  • After Grading: Students can view the rubric only after submissions have been graded.

For a percent-based rubric, type the points possible. For a points-based rubric, use the rubric’s point value as the item's possible points.

Point values for test questions are handled in the main test or pool canvas. Both point and percent-based rubrics adjust their calculations to match the assigned point value for the test question.


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