How do I add a rubric in an account?

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You can create rubrics for instructors to use across your institution. Instructors can add account-level rubrics to their assignments, graded discussions, and quizzes. Instructors can also create their own rubrics in their courses.

Rubric criteria can include a point range or an individual point value. Rubrics can also be set as non-scoring rubrics, which allows for the use of rubrics without point values.

Notes:

  • Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric.
  • The option to create a range is currently managed by the Rubric Criterion Range feature option, which can be enabled at the account level. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the account features lesson.

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Rubrics

Open Rubrics

In Account Navigation, click the Rubrics link.

Add Rubric

Add Rubric

Click the Add Rubric button.

Add Title

Create Title

In the Title field, add a title for the rubric. This title helps instructors identify the rubric so they can associate it with an assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.

Edit Criterion Description

Edit Criterion Description

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

Note: Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric. If you want to display criterion in a specific order, make sure you create them in the order that you prefer.

Enter Descriptions

Enter Descriptions

Enter a short description for the criterion in the Description field [1]. To add a longer description to the criterion, enter a longer description [2]. The longer description provides students more information about the criterion.  Click the Update Criterion button [3].

Edit Total Point Value

Edit Total Point Value

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 [1]. The first rating (full marks) updates to the new total point value and any incremental ratings adjust appropriately [2].

Select Range

Select Range

By default, rubric ratings are created as individual point values. If you want to create a point range instead, click the Range checkbox [1]. Ranges allow you to assign a rating for a range of point options instead of just one point value.

When enabled, the first rating (full marks) shows the total point value in a range format [2]. Each rating displays a maximum and minimum point value. For each rating, the maximum value is assigned as the point value.

Except for the range value display, criterion ranges function the same way as individual point ratings. For instance, a range that includes a maximum of five points and a minimum of three points is assigned the full point value of five points.

Add Ratings

Add Ratings

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

Update Rating

Update Rating

In the Edit Rating window, complete the rating criterion description.

By default, the new rating points field displays the point value between the two existing ranges [1]. To change the point value for the rating score, enter the new point value in the Rating Score field. Points can be whole (1, 5, 10) or decimal (0.3, 0.5, 2.75) numbers.

In the Rating Title field [2], enter a title for the rating.

In the Rating Description field [3], enter a description for the rating.

Click the Update Rating button [4].

Update Range Rating

Update Range Rating

When ranges are enabled, the Rating Score field displays the point value between the two existing ranges. To change the point value for the rating score, enter the new point value in the Rating Score fields.

Point values for range ratings should be whole numbers.

Manage Criterion

Manage Criterion

To edit a rating, click the Edit icon [1]. 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.

To delete a rating, click the rating's Delete icon [2]. Note that you cannot delete the first and last rating for the criterion.

To delete the entire criterion, click the criterion Delete icon [3].

Add Criterion

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.

Create Rubric

Create Rubric

Click the Create Rubric button.

View Rubric

View Rubric

View the new rubric.

To edit the rubric, click the Edit icon [1]. To delete the rubric, click the Delete icon [2].

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