How do I add a rubric in a course?

How do I add a rubric in a course?


If you cannot find a rubric you want to use in your course, you can create a new rubric. Once you create a rubric, the rubric is saved in your course for future use. You can add the rubric to an assignment and use the rubric for grading and adding comments. You can manage created rubrics in the Manage Rubrics page.

This guide shows how to create a rubric in the Manage Rubrics page. You can also create a rubric directly when adding a rubric to an assignment, and the process is the same.

Rubric criteria can include a point range or an individual point value.

Note: Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric.



Open Rubrics


Edit Rubric


In the Title field [1], add a title for the rubric. This title identifies the rubric so it can be easily associated with an assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.

The rubric includes one default criterion entry. To edit the criterion description, click the Edit icon [2].


Enter a short description for the criterion in the Description field [1].

 To add a longer description to the criterion, enter a longer description in the Long Description field [2].

 The longer description provides students more information about the criterion. 

Add Rubric Ratings


To add a new rating for the criterion, click the Add icon [1].

To edit a rating, click the Edit icon [2]. Editing a specific rating value affects the full point value for the criterion. If you adjust the point value of a rating, the value of all ratings will adjust and create the updated point value for the criterion

Rubric ratings default to 5 points, awarding 5 points for full rubric marks and 0 points for no rubric marks.

If you want to adjust the total point value of the criterion, enter the number of points in the Points field [3]. The first rating (full marks) updates to the new total point value and any incremental ratings adjust appropriately

Add Criterion


To add another criterion, click the Add Criterion link [1]. 

To create a new criterion, click the New Criterion option [2].

 To duplicate an existing criterion, click the name of the criterion you want to duplicate [3].

To find an outcome to align with the rubric, click the Find Outcome link [4].

Note: Outcomes cannot be edited directly in a rubric.

Click the Create Rubric button to create the Rubric.

View Rubric




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