How do I use free-form comments instead of ratings in a rubric in SpeedGrader?
When modifying a rubric, you can choose to enable free-form comments instead of using a ratings scale for each criterion. This allows you to write and leave comments related to the specific criterion. Please note that this option hides all ratings for each criterion, even for ratings within outcomes.
To use free-form comments, make sure you have selected the free-form comments checkbox when adding a rubric to an assignment. Make sure this checkbox is selected before you begin grading submissions. This option is only available for rubric criteria that use individual point values; range values are not supported in free-form comments.
You can use free-form comments with the option to use the rubric for grading. If you do not select the rubric specifically for grading, you can still use the rubric to evaluate an assignment but the score will not update automatically.
Open SpeedGrader from any assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.
Open Student Submission
Use the student list to locate a student submission.
Click the View Rubric button.
To view the entire rubric window, you may need to scroll both vertically and horizontally. To resize the rubric window, click and drag the sizing column horizontally.
In the Ratings column, enter a comment for the criterion . If you want to save the comment to use again for other students, select the Save this comment for reuse checkbox .
In the points column, enter a score for the criterion . Each score will create the total points for the assignment .
If you select your comment for reuse, in your next student assessment, the comment displays as an option in a comments drop-down menu.
Click the Save button.
If you set your rubric for grading, the rubric points will be automatically populated in the grade field. Otherwise, you can enter the grade from the rubric manually.