Rubrics

A rubric is a powerful tool and a simple way to set up grading criteria for assignments--one that defines in writing what is expected of a student to get a particular grade on an assignment. eLC allows rubrics to be created at the course level and be used to assess a variety of items, from gradebook items like quizzes or papers to discussion posts. 

 

There are two types of rubrics available for use:

  • Holistic Rubrics - Single criterion rubrics (one-dimensional) are used to assess participants' overall achievement on an activity or item-based on predefined achievement levels. Holistic rubrics may use a percentage or text-only scoring method.
  • Analytic Rubrics - Two-dimensional rubrics display levels of achievement as column and assessment criteria and include an overall achievement by totaling the criteria. With analytic rubrics, levels of achievement display in columns and your assessment criteria displays in rows. Analytic rubrics may use a points, custom points, or text-only scoring method. Points and custom points analytic rubrics may use both text and points to assess performance; with custom points, each criterion may be worth a different number of points. For both points and custom points, an overall score is provided based on the total number of points achieved. The overall score determines whether the activity is achieved.

 

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Creating a Rubric in eLC

You can create holistic and analytic rubrics to use in your course.

 

This tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on creating a rubric. 

 

Navigate to Course Admin: To begin the process of creating a rubric in eLC, from the Course Navbar, select the Course Admin link.

 

From the Course Navbar, select Course Admin.

 

Select Rubrics: From the Course Administration page, select Rubrics, located under the Assessment section.

 

Under Assessment, click Rubrics.

 

Click New Rubric: Click the New Rubric button.

 

Click New Rubric.

  

Name and Status: Fill in a Name for the rubric, and choose the status of the rubrics. To use the rubric immediately, select Published. Until you are ready to use a rubric, leave the status set as Draft.

 

Note: Once the rubric is Published and associated with a tool, such as an assignment or discussion topic, you can no longer delete the rubric. Once it has been used for grading, the rubric cannot be edited or deleted.

 

Add Description: After selecting the status of the rubric, enter a description of the rubric if desired.

 

Fill in the name, status, and description of the rubric. To use the rubric immediately, select Published.

 

Edit Rubric Settings: Select the Rubric Type (analytic or holistic), the number of levels and criteria for the rubric grid, the scoring method (points, text only, or custom points), and whether or not you want the scores to be hidden from students. The Advanced Ability section is optional.

 

Save All Changes: Once you have finished updating the levels and criteria, click Save

 

Edit Rubric Setting. Save All Changes

 

Set Rubric Status to Published: When you have finished editing your rubric, be sure to set the Rubric Status to Published.

 

If you wish the use the rubric immediate, set the Rubric Status to Published.

 

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Editing a Rubric

You can only edit a rubric in the org unit where it was created. You cannot edit a rubric that is currently being used by an activity or item. You can edit rubric properties, levels, criterion, and criteria groups.

 

This tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on editing a rubric. 

 

Navigate to Course Admin: To begin the process of editing a rubric in eLC, from the Course Navbar, select the Course Admin link.

 

From the Course Navbar, select Course Admin.

 

Select Rubrics: From the Course Administration page, select Rubrics, located under the Assessment section.

 

Under Assessments, select Rubrics.

 

Choose the Desired Rubric: On the Rubrics page, click on the rubric you want to edit.

 

Select a rubric to edit.

 

Make Select Changes. Make your changes. You can edit rubric properties, levels, criterion, and criteria groups.

 

Save Changes: Do one of the following:

  • If you are in the Properties tab, click Save.
  • If you are in the Levels and Criteria tab, click Close. Your edits save automatically.

 

Make selected changes in the Properties tab. Click Save.

 

Make selected changes in the Levels and Criteria tab. Click Close.

 

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Setting Up Rubrics for Assignment Submission Folders

This step-by-step tutorial will help you set up rubrics for use with the Assignments tool.

 

Navigate to Assignments: Select Assignments from the Tools dropdown menu on the Course Navbar.

 

Select Assignments from the Tools dropdown menu on the Course Navbar.

 

Open Assignment Submission Folder Editor: Navigate to the assignment submission folder to which you would like to add a rubric, click the arrow beside its name, and select Edit Submission Folder from the drop-down menu.

 

Navigate to the Assignment Submission Folder. Select Edit from its dropdown menu.

 

Open Rubric Tool: Under Rubrics, select Add Rubric if you have already have a rubric made, or click Create Rubric in New Window to create one "on-the-fly."

 

Click Add Rubric or Create Rubric in New Window.

 

Select a Rubric to be Added: Select the desired rubric and click Add Selected to add it to your assignment submission folder.

 

Note: Rubrics must have their status set to Published before they will be available for selection from the list. Once the rubric is Published and associated with a tool, such as an assignment or discussion topic, you can no longer delete the rubric. Once it has been used for grading, the rubric cannot be edited or deleted.

 

Select a Rubric to be Added

 

Save Changes: Click Save and Close to finalize setting up a rubric for your assignment submission folder.

 

Click Save.

 

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Setting up Rubrics for Discussions Topics

This step-by-step tutorial will help you set up rubrics for use with the Discussions tool.

 

Navigate to DiscussionsSelect Discussions from the Tools drop-down menu on the Course Navbar.

 

Select Discussion from the Tools drop-down menus on the Course Navbar. 

Open Discussion Topic Editor: From the list of Discussion Forums and Topics, click the arrow next to the Topic that you would like to add a rubric, and select Edit Topic from the drop-down menu. 

 

Note: You can only add rubrics to topics, not the whole discussion forum itself.

 

Choose the Topic you would like to add a rubric. Select Edit Topic from the dropdown menu.

 

Click Assessment Tab: On the Edit Topic page, select the Assessment tab.

 

Add a Rubric: Under Rubrics, select Add Rubric if you already have a rubric made. Click Create Rubric in New Window to create one "on-the-fly."

 

Click the Assessment tab. Under Rubrics, click Add Rubric or Create Rubric in New Window.

 

Select a Rubric: Select the desired rubric from the list, and click Add Selected to associate the rubric with your discussion topic.

 

Note: Rubrics must have their status set to Published before they will be available for selection from the list. Once the rubric is published and associated with a tool, such as assignment or discussion topic, you can no longer delete the rubric. Once it has been used for grading, the rubric cannot be edited or deleted.

 

Select a Rubric. Click Add Selected.

 

Copy Rubric Informaiton into Discussion Topic Description: Unfortunately, rubrics associated with Discussion Topics are not visible to student by default. To provide students access to the rubric information, copy and paste the rubric grading criteria into the Description field of the discussion topic.

 

Copy and paste the rubric grading criteria into the description field of the discussion topic.

 

Save Changes: Click Save and Close to finalize setting up a rubric for your assignment dropbox.

 

Click Save and Close.

 

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Setting Up Rubrics for Quizzes

This step-by-step tutorial will help you set up rubrics for use with the Quizzes tool.

 

Navigate to QuizzesSelect Quizzes from the Tools drop-down menu on the Course Navbar.

 

Select Quizzes from the Tools drop-down menu on the Course Navbar.

 

Open Quiz Editor: Click on the quiz you want to associate with a rubric.

 

Click on the quiz you want to associate with a rubric.

 

Add a Rubric: Under Assessments, click Add Rubric if you already have a rubric made. Click Create Rubric in New Window to create one "on-the-fly."

 

Under Assessments, click Add Rubric or Create Rubric in New Window.

 

Select a Rubric: Select the check box for the rubric you want to attach the quiz. Click Add Selected.

 

Note: Rubrics must have their status set to Published before they will be available for selection from the list. Once the rubric is published and associated with a tool, such as assignment or discussion topic, you can no longer delete the rubric. Once it has been used for grading, the rubric cannot be edited or deleted.

 

Select a Rubric. Click Add Rubric.

 

Save Changes: Click Save and Close

 

Click Save and Close.

 

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