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Create a Rubric

The Rubrics tool allows you to specify criteria and performance levels for grading, providing clear guidelines for all instructors and teaching assistants. You can create multiple rubrics in a course. Rubrics are made up of rows and columns. The rows correspond to the various criteria of an assignment. The columns correspond to the level of achievement expressed for each criterion.

NOTE: Rubrics can be link to assignments, discussion forums, and grade center columns and used for grading.

QUICK STEPS: Creating a Rubric

1. On the Control Panel, under Course Tools, select Rubrics.

On Control Panel, under Course Tools, select Rubrics

2. On the Rubrics page, click Create Rubric.

click Create Rubric

3. Type the Name of the rubric.

(Optional) Enter a description.

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4. Add rows and columns to the rubric, if needed.

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5. Designate the Rubric Type as Percent, No Points, Point, Point Range, or Percent Range.

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6. To edit the Levels of Achievement and Criteria names, click the chevron and select Edit. Type the new name and click Save.

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7. Type the criteria description and point/percent value(s) for each cell in the rubric.

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8. Click Submit.

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