Rubrics

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Rubrics are built into e-Learning in Gradebook, and beginning in Spring 2014, Gradebook 2, using an integration with Rcampus. Rubrics are attached to Gradebook columns and may be accessed from the Assignment tool as well as the Gradebook.

This tutorial assumes that you have created your rubrics at the Rcampus site and will only cover how to incorporate them through e-Learning. Rcampus provides quality video tutorials for how to create the rubrics. These video tutorials can be found under "rubric gallery." In order to access Rcampus, you must go through e-Learning. You cannot login directly to the Rcampus website. Steps 1 and 2 below describe the access process.

Contents

Attach a Rubric in Gradebook

From the "Gradebook Items" screen:

  1. Click Edit beside the column to which you want to attach a rubric.
  2. Click Select iRubric
    • You are taken to the UF account at the rcampus.com website where your rubrics are created and stored. NOTE: This is the path you will follow to get to Rcampus at all times. You cannot login directly to the Rcampus website.
  3. Click select a rubric. A screen opens that shows all the rubrics that are available to you.
    1. If the rubric you want to use is listed, click select beside that rubric
    2. If the rubric has not yet been created, click build rubric. You have four options for building a rubric:
      • "Option A: Build from Scratch" > Click start and follow the instructions to create the rubric
      • "Option B: Revise my existing rubric" > Click start and choose the rubric you want to edit.
      • "Option C: Duplicate and re-purpose an existing rubric" > Click start and search your rubrics for one you want to duplicate and edit.
      • "Option D: Import a rubric from iRubric Public Gallery" > Click start and search the thousands of publicly available rubrics on the iRubric site for one that you can edit and use in your course.
  4. Once you have located the rubric you want, click select beside it
  5. Click save
  6. You are returned to the e-Learning site. Click Save Changes.

NOTE: You won't see the attached rubric until the next time you edit the gradebook column.

Students Submit Assignment with Attached Rubric

Once the rubric is attached to the Gradebook column, students will be able to see the rubric when they access the Assignment to submit their work. The rubric icon Rubric-icon.PNG is shown to them in the "Grade Scale" section of the Assignment information. At this point, the rubric simply shows the students the criteria upon which their scores will be based. Once students submit their assignments, the rubric is no longer available to them until after the assignment is graded. After grading, the students will be able to see their performance as entered into the rubric by the instructor. Rubrics are secure for delivering grades to students.

Grading Using a Rubric

You can grade using the Rubric in the Gradebook as well as in the Assignment.

Use the Rubric in Assignments

When you enter the grading screen for a student's submission, you will see the rubric icon Rubric-icon.PNG beside the box where you enter the grade.

  1. Click the rubric icon to use the rubric (Rubric opens in a new window.)
  2. Click the box that corresponds with the grade you want to give for each criterion. A score is automatically entered into the score box.
    1. You may edit the score if you wish. For example: An instructor decides that a student's work falls somewhere between two levels, and one level awards 5 points while the next level awards 10 points. Choose the level that more closely matches the student's achievement and then adjust the grade to give 7 points.
    2. Provide comments on that particular criterion in the "Quick feedback:" box if desired
      • "Feedback Plus" is available if you need to format the text, such as inserting links, making text bold, bulleted lists, etc, OR if you need more than 1500 characters.
  3. If desired, provide "Quick feedback" (or Feedback Plus if you need formatting) for comments about the overall assignment.
  4. If desired, leave a "Private Note" which is not available to students, but is available to other people with instructor-type roles in the course.
  5. Click Save Score
  6. You see a confirmation screen that shows the score calculated by the rubric. If this is acceptable, click Close. The rubric window closes and you are returned to the Assignment screen.
  7. Click Grading . . . Click here to refresh grade to insert the rubric calculated grade into the Assignment Grade box.
  8. Click Save and Don't Release to Student, or Save and Release to Student.

Use the Rubric in Gradebook

Grade using the rubric from the "All Grades" screen in Gradebook.

  1. Click Details under the title of the Gradebook column where you want to grade.
  2. You will see the rubric icon Rubric-icon.PNG beside each student's name. Click the icon to grade.
  3. Click the box that corresponds with the grade you want to give for each criterion. A score is automatically entered into the score box.
    1. You may edit the score if you wish. For example: An instructor decides that a student's work falls somewhere between two levels, and one level awards 5 points while the next level awards 10 points. Choose the level that more closely matches the student's achievement and then adjust the grade to give 7 points.
    2. Provide comments on that particular criterion in the "Quick feedback:" box if desired
      • "Feedback Plus" is available if you need to format the text, such as inserting links, making text bold, bulleted lists, etc, OR if you need more than 1500 characters.
  4. If desired, provide "Quick feedback" (or Feedback Plus if you need formatting) for comments about the overall assignment.
  5. If desired, leave a "Private Note" which is not available to students, but is available to other people with instructor-type roles in the course.
  6. Click Save Score
  7. You see a confirmation screen that shows the score calculated by the rubric. If this is acceptable, click Close. The rubric window closes and you are returned to the Assignment screen.
  8. Click Grading . . . Click here to refresh grade to insert the rubric calculated grade into the Assignment Grade box.
  9. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the Gradebook screen.
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