How do I create a rubric in a course?
If you cannot find a rubric you want to use when adding a rubric to an assignment, you can create a new rubric for your course. Once you create a rubric, the rubric is saved in your course for future use. You can manage created rubrics in the Manage Rubrics page.
This lesson shows how to create a rubric in the Manage Rubrics page. You can also create a rubric directly when adding a rubric to an assignment, and the process is the same.
Note: Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric.
Click the Manage Rubrics button.
Edit Criterion Description
The rubric includes on default criterion entry. To add a short criterion description, hover over the criterion and click the Edit icon .
To add a longer description to the criterion, click the view longer description link . The longer description helps students understand more information about the criterion. The long description does not display directly in the rubric but can be accessed by all users.
Note: Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric. If you want to display criterion in a specific order, make sure you create them in the order that you prefer.
Rubric ratings default to 5 points, awarding 5 points for full rubric marks and 0 points for no rubric marks. To split a rubric rating, hover over a rating and click the double-ended arrow . Split cells on the row as often as necessary to created the desired number of ratings .
For each rating, you can edit the rating description and the number of points assigned to the rating. To edit a rating, hover over the rating and click the Edit icon . To edit the name of the rating, enter a new name in the text field .
To enter a new point value for the rating, enter the point value in the points field . Points can be whole (1, 5, 10) or decimal (0.3, 0.5, 2.75) numbers. Editing a specific rating value affects the full point value for the criterion. If you adjust the point value of a rating, the value of all ratings will adjust and create the updated point value for the criterion.
Click the OK button .
Edit Criterion Point Value
If you want to adjust the total point value of the criterion, enter the number of points in the Points field . The first rating (full marks) assuming the overall point value and any incremental ratings adjust appropriately . However, you can always go back and edit specific ratings if you don't want to accept the automatic adjustments.
To create a new criterion for the rubric, click the Add Criterion link .
To find an existing course- or account-level outcome to align with the rubric, click the Find Outcome link .
Note: Outcomes cannot be edited directly in a rubric.