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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.
Rubrics can be attached to submission folders and discussion topics so that the criteria is available to students before submitting an assignment.
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".
Once a rubric has been associated with an item, it can't be edited. If edits are necessary, make a copy of the existing rubric and then associate the new rubric.
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.