Rubrics

What is it?

A rubric is an assessment tool listing evaluation criteria for any given assignment, or gradable discussion board posting, wiki page, journal or blog entry. Rubrics provide a means to convey to students your expectations for the quality of completed work. 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. A description and point value for each cell in the rubric defines the evaluation and score of an assignment. You can create as many rubrics as you need.

Why Faculty use Rubrics?

Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment, and you can use them to explain evaluations to students. Rubrics can help ensure consistent and impartial grading. When grading student work using a rubric, any score and feedback entered into the rubric will be automatically reflected in the Grade Center.

How do I set up a Rubric?

Learn about Blackboard Rubrics
Video: How to Create a Rubric for Grading Student Work

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