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Use a rubric for assessment

Rubric for dropbox assignment

You can use a rubric to grade an assignment. It is easiest if you create the rubric in the Rubric Tool ahead of time. Follow our instructions to create a rubric. Make sure that you publish your rubric before proceeding.

 

Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Find your assignment by going to Assessment > Assignments. You should see the list of current assignments.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Click Edit Submission Folder in the contextual menu next to the assignment you wish to add a rubric to. You can also follow these steps as you create a new assignment.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. In the Properties tab, under Rubrics, click Add Rubric. If you haven't created a rubric already, you can also click Create Rubric in New Window.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. To select the rubric(s) you wish to use to assess this assignment, click the checkbox beside that rubric.
  2. Then, click Add Selected.
  3. Click Save and Close in the main window to save your changes.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Click on the name of the assignment from which you wish to assess submissions.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. If desired, use the dropdown menus to sort submissions by user, group or section.

    Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view submissions from users.

    Click on the Evaluate link to the right of the assignment submission you wish to mark.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Click on the name of the student's submission to load the assignment into the main window pane.

    Scroll to read and review the assignment.

  2. In the right-hand pane, scroll down to the Evaluation section. Click on the name of the rubric you wish to use to evaluate this assignment. The rubric will open in a new window on top of the assignment (you can drag to move it out of the way if you wish to revisit the student's assignment).
Rubric for dropbox assignment
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. To mark the assignment, click on the appropriate level for each criterion. Assigned points will appear in the right-hand column.
  2. Click on the pencil icon to edit the score or to add feedback. Click on the eraser icon if you made an error and wish to clear the score.
  3. If you wish, select Transfer rubric feedback to general feedback for the assignment submission so that students will see this information in the general feedback box for this submission.
  4. Click Save & Record to publish or Save to keep working without publishing the grades.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. In the right-hand panel, under Score, you can now view (and/or edit) the assigned grade for this assignment.
  2. You may now provide written comments in the Feedback box, if you wish. You can also upload a file with feedback, or record audio feedback, if desired.
  3. Click Publish or Save Draft to keep working without publishing the grades.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Your assessment of this submission has been saved and published. You can still edit the items in the right-hand panel, if you wish to update the feedback, for instance.
  2. You may either click on Next Student to mark the next student's submission, or you may click on Back to Submissions to return to the main page for this assignment submission folder.

Use rubrics to assess a grade item

You can use a rubric to mark a grade item, such as class participation. It is easiest if you create the rubric in the Rubric Tool ahead of time. Follow our instructions to create a rubric. Make sure that you publish your rubric before proceeding.

Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Go to Grades > Manage Grades.

  2. Click on the name of the grade item to which you wish to attach a rubric.

Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Make sure you are in the Properties tab.

  2. Under Rubrics, click Add Rubric. If you haven't created a rubric already, you can also click Create Rubric in New Window.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. To select the rubric(s) you wish to use to assess this item, click the checkbox beside that rubric.

  2. Then, click Add Selected.

  3. Click Save and Close in the main window to save your changes.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Click Enter Grades in the contextual menu next to the grade item you wish to assess.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Choose the student you wish to assess first, and click on the icon in the assessment column to the right of their name.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. To mark the item, click on the box for the appropriate points level for each criterion.

  2. If you wish to assign a score between two rubric levels, click on the edit icon beside the score in the left column, and manually type in the assessed score for that item.

  3. You may include written feedback for each criterion or general feedback, if desired, by clicking on the + FEEDBACK link for that item, and entering your message in the text box.

  4. Click Save and Record to publish the mark and feedback, or Save to keep your changes without publishing.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. You can now see the grade and percentage scheme(s) that you have assessed for this grade item. Click Save and Close or Save to preserve all of your updates.

    You will be returned to the main Grades > Enter Grades page.
rubrics in other assessments

You can use a rubric to grade a discussion. It is easiest if you create the rubric in the Rubric Tool ahead of time. Follow our instructions to create a rubric. Make sure that you publish your rubric before proceeding.

 

Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Find your discussion topic by going to Communication > Discussions. You should see the list of current discussions.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Using the dropdown context menu, click Edit Topic next to the discussion topic you wish to add a rubric to. You can also follow these steps as you create a new discussion topic.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Select the Assessment tab.
  2. Under Rubrics, click Add Rubric. If you haven't created a rubric already, you can also click Create Rubric in New Window.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Click the checkbox next to the desired rubric(s) to select.
  2. Click on Add Selected.
  3. Click on Save and Close or Save.

Next, follow these steps to assess discussion participation with the rubric:

Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. When evaluating a student's participation in a discussion, click on the discussion topic to read the discussion.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Click on the discussion thread that you wish to assess.
Rubric for dropbox assignment
  1. Using the context menu beside the thread title, choose Assess Student.
Rubric for dropbox assignment

The rubric will pop up in a new window, with the discussion appearing below.

  1. Enter the scores by selecting levels for each criterion. The score will be calculated based on the points assigned in the rubric.
  2. If you wish to assign a score between two rubic levels, click on the edit icon beside the score in the left column, and manually type in the assessed score for that item.
  3. You may include written feedback for each criterion, if desired, by clicking on the + FEEDBACK link and entering your message in the text box.
  4. You may also provide General Feedback by typing your message in the text box located below the rubric matrix.
  5. Select Publish score on save, if you wish this score to be recorded in the Grades tool.
  6. Click Save and Close or Save. The score will be updated in the score box on the evaluation pane.

    Note: To avoid confusion, we recommend having your total score from the rubric equal to the score total for the assignment.

Rubric for dropbox assignment

This is what the rubric looks like when you have assessed each item, and provided some feedback.

Rubric for dropbox assignment

You can see the assessed discussion reflected in the student's grade by going to Grades > Enter Grades.