Kelvin Dean

Hidden Gems: Working with Rubrics in New Quizzes

Blog Post created by Kelvin Dean on Nov 16, 2019

Some people are wondering: Is there a way to add a rubric to a New Quiz? The answer is actually yes, but it is in a hidden location. Here's how you can do it.

 

  1. Perform the same steps as you usually would when creating a new assignment. Do not use the +Quiz/Test button.
  2. Fill in some quiz information, such as the title and instructions from the Assignments page.
    Assignment 1
  3. Do not select any External Tools just yet, because we're going to add a rubric next. Just save the quiz for now. That's because once the Quizzes 2 External Tool is added, no further changes to the quiz instructions and rubrics can be made.
  4. Now that the assignment is created, we're going to click the +Rubric button below.
    Add Rubric
  5. Perform the same steps as you usually would when adding a new rubric to an assignment. However, there are some differences to keep in mind:
    Adding New Rubric
    1. Rubrics cannot be used effectively for grading in quizzes since quiz scores are calculated based on the number of points assigned to each quiz question. Therefore, do not use this rubric for assignment grading. However, you can add a rubric to a practice quiz (Restrict Student Result View > Show Points: ON) or ungraded survey (Restrict Student Result View > Show Points: OFF and hide all correct/incorrect indicators). Do not count this assignment towards the final grade must also be turned on.
    2. To avoid any point conflicts with assessment grades, select Remove points from rubric. This is recommended since we favor high scores over rubrics with mediocre feedback.
  6. Click Edit to go back to editing the assignment, and then set up the Quizzes 2 External Tool. If you're satisfied with your rubric and instructions, go ahead and click Save. By clicking Save, the quiz instructions from the Assignments page and the rubric(s) associated with this New Quiz can no longer be edited.

 

Advanced Options

The availability of the following options varies by your local institution.

 

MODERATED GRADING
Allow moderators to review multiple independent grades for selected submissions.

 

ANONYMOUS GRADING
Graders cannot view student names. This can be changed by selecting Hide student names in the SpeedGrader. Grades will not be released automatically, and unmuting or posting grades will automatically disable Anonymous Grading.

 

ANONYMOUS INSTRUCTOR ANNOTATIONS 
Anonymize all annotations made by instructors on submissions for this assignment in DocViewer.

 

Next time, we'll show you how rubrics work in SpeedGrader for New Quizzes assignments.

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