We've developed a Rubrics tool, intended for both academic and co-curricular settings, which features an intuitive user interface and provides many new features including rubric copying, scoring/weighting, aggregate performance graphs, and integration with common learning management systems. Follow these steps for building your rubric using the new features:
Rubric: General details
- Click “+ New Rubric” to create a rubric
- Provide a title for your rubric
- Enter the number of Dimensions (These will display on the left hand column of the rubric)
- Enter the number of Achievements (These will display across the top row of the rubric)
If you would like to edit the title of your rubric click the icon next to the title
Click the gear icon to adjust:
- Turn rubric scoring on/off
- Adjust overall points total (displayed in the upper left hand corner of your rubric)
- Add N/A option to each Dimension
- Turn Dimension-specific and general comments on/off
- Weighting a rubric means one or more Dimensions may be worth more or than the others. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to your students the critical aspects of an assignment. To indicate the weighting of each Dimension, adjust the specific Dimension values using the slider or by clicking on the value number.
Dimension are the categories or domains on which you will score the assignment
- Enter the name or label of each dimension by placing your cursor in the “Dimension Title” area and typing the title
- Enter a more-detailed description of the Dimension in the “Dimension Description” area below the Title
The point contribution of each Dimension will be displayed in the lower right hand corner of the Dimension boxes. There are two way to change the point totals for each dimension:
- Adjust using the slider
- Click on the number and enter your change by typing in the value or using the arrows.
Achievements indicate levels for each Dimension; Achievements can be quantitative (e.g. 1, 2, 3…) or qualitative (e.g. Good, Better, Best…)
- Add the Achievement label by clicking in the “Achievement Title” area and typing your information
- Enter a more-detailed description of the Achievement in the “Achievement Description” area below the Title
Click in the “Add a Description” area to enter text communicating the requirements for each Achievement in each Dimension.
The points value for each Achievement and Dimension will be displayed in the lower right hand corner of the cell description box. As you adjust the Dimension points and Achievement percentages the appropriate points value in each cell description box will automatically adjust.
Assessments are specific instances of measurement where you use a rubric you have previously created. Within an Assessment is where you will select your subjects, evaluate them using the rubric, and then be able to see aggregated results.