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Rubrics can help instructors communicate their expectations to candidates and ensure consistent and fair grading. Authoring a rubric provides graders with the information they need to grade the question with the same criteria and standards.
A rubric can be used with the following question types:
- Rubrics overview
- Rubrics type
- How to create a Rubric
- How to edit Rubrics
You can create Rubrics from the Author module, or directly within the Question you are authoring. Rubrics consist of rows (Criteria), columns (Level of performance), and points.
- Criteria: can correspond to what knowledge and skills are required for the assessment.
- Level of performance: can correlate to what candidates are able to demonstrate on an assessment.
- Maximum Points: are assigned to each criterion and distributed across the levels of performance to provide a score based on the candidate’s work.
By default, rubrics consist of four rows and four columns. You can add, edit, duplicate, or delete the rows/columns as you begin creating your rubrics.
With point-based rubrics, you can allocate a single point value to each Level of Performance/Criteria. Once a max score is decided on, points are automatically divided across the number of Levels of Performance. The total number of max points determines how many points total the rubric is worth.
The following limitations apply to point-based rubrics:
- Points can have up to two decimal places
- You cannot have a negative point
Points range rubric
With points range rubrics, a range of points is allocated to each Level of Performance. Once a max score is decided on, points are automatically divided across the number of Levels of Performance.
With percentage rubrics, a percentage is allocated to each Level of Performance. Once a max percentage is decided on, a range of percentages is automatically divided across the number of Levels of Performance.
How to create a Rubric
You can create Rubrics from the Author module, or directly within the Question you are authoring.
From the Author module
- From the Author module list, click Rubrics.
- Click New rubric template.
From within the question
You can choose to create a new rubric, or use an existing rubric template to attach to a Question. If you create a new Rubric from a question, this will not be saved within the Rubrics list.
- From the Author module > Questions.
- Select an existing question from the Questions list, or click Create new.
- Within the General options menu, open the Marks menu.
- Open the Marks drop-down menu, and select Rubrics.
- Select Create new or Start from template.
How to edit Rubrics
You can edit the following titles within the Rubrics editor:
- Rubrics title
- Criterion title
- Level of performance title
- To edit a title, hover over the title and click to edit.
Changes made to your titles are automatically saved once you click off the editor.
You can change the Criterion's max number of points, as well as the header and descriptions of the Criterion.
- To add a Criterion, at the top of the page, click Criterion +.
- To edit the Criterion max points, hover over the row header and click the max points to edit.
- To edit the Criterion description, click the cell to bring up the rich text editor.
Changes made to your Criterion are automatically saved once you click off the editor.
Level of performance
To add a level of performance, at the top of the page, click Level of performance +.
Order of levels
By modifying the Order of levels, you can change the order of the Levels of performance.
- To change the order of levels, at the top of the page, navigate between the Order of levels drop-down. You can choose between the following options:
- Mark descending from left
- Mark ascending from left
You can find Options in the Criteria or Level of performance header. Within Options, you have the option to perform the following actions:
- Add row/column before
- Add row/column after
- Duplicate row/column
- Remove row/column
This point-based rubric features four criteria and four levels of performance. The max points are divided by four in descending order from left to right.
Points range rubric
This points range rubric features four criteria and four levels of performance. The max points are divided by four with a range of values in descending order from left to right.
Percentage range rubric
This percentage range rubric features four criteria and four levels of performance. The max percentage is divided by four with a range of values in descending order from left to right.