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Rubrics contain criteria that list the attributes on which an assignment will be assessed and levels that list the standards each criterion must meet. A specific grade or score is usually assigned to each level.
Once a rubric is created, there are a number of ways it can be used:
Instructors can also modify rubrics:
For more information on designing rubrics, visit the
Rubrics teaching guide.
Choose if the rubric will be visible to students and when. D2L has three options for rubric visibility and the option to hide scores, both listed under Options. If necessary, select the dropdown arrow to expand Options.
Note: Keep in mind that before a rubric can be linked to an assessment item in D2L, it needs to be "Published".
When a rubric is associated with a Submission Folder, this makes it so that the criteria are available to students before submitting an assignment. It also allows instructors to easily grade Submissions with the rubric.
Once a rubric has been used to assess a student, only its textual components can be edited. If edits to the point values are necessary, make a copy of the existing rubric and then associate the new rubric.
Rubrics can be copied if changes to point values must be made after a rubric has been used for evaluation. The copy will need to be associated with the activity to be used.
Note: Selecting the X in the feedback window will clear all text that was just entered.
Note: Until Publish is selected, all assessments and feedback entered are hidden from student view.