How do I create a rubric in a course?
If you cannot find a rubric you want to use in your course, you can create a new rubric. Once you create a rubric, the rubric is saved in your course for future use. You can add the rubric to an assignment and use the rubric for grading and adding comments. 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.
Rubric criterions can include a point range or an individual point value.
- Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric.
- The option to create a range is managed by an account-level feature option. If the Range checkbox is not displayed in a rubric, your institution has not enabled this feature.
In Course Navigation, click the Outcomes link.
Click the Rubrics menu  and then click the Manage Rubrics link .
Click the Add Rubric button.
In the Title field, create a title for the rubric. This title helps instructors identify the rubric so they can associate it with an assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.
Edit Criterion Description
The rubric includes one 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.
Add Longer Description
To add a long description, enter a description for the criterion , then click the Update Description button .
By default, rubric ratings are created as individual point values. If you want to create a point range instead, click the Range checkbox . Ranges allow you to assign a rating for a range of point options instead of just one point value.
When enabled, the first rating (full marks) shows the total point value in a range format . Each rating displays a maximum and minimum point value. For each rating, the maximum value is assigned as the point value.
Except for the range value display, criterion ranges function the same way as individual point ratings. For instance, a range that includes a maximum of five points and a minimum of three points is assigned the full point value of five points.
Edit Total Point Value
Rubric ratings default to 5 points, awarding 5 points for full rubric marks and 0 points for no rubric marks.
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) updates to the new total point value and any incremental ratings adjust appropriately .
For each criterion, you can add additional ratings. To add ratings in incremental point values, hover over the first rating and clicking the Add Rating icon . The rubric will create a new rating to the right showing a whole-number point value decrease.
To create a new rating with a value split between the two ratings, hover over the first rating and click the double-ended arrow . The rubric will create a new rating to the right showing a split point value between the two existing ratings.
You can add additional incremental point values or split additional rubric ratings to create the desired number of ratings.
To remove a rating, click the Remove icon .
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 .
To delete the entire criterion, click the Remove icon.
To create a new criterion for the rubric, click the Add Criterion link .
To find an existing account-level outcome to align with the rubric, click the Find Outcome link .
Note: Outcomes cannot be edited directly in a rubric.
Click the Create Rubric button.
View the new rubric.
To edit the rubric, click the Edit icon . To delete the rubric, click the Delete icon .