Rubrics

Rubrics are very helpful when grading assessments. In Blackboard, if you have an assessment you can attach a rubric to it and then use the rubric to mark students assignments. The rubric will then create a grade from the rubric and automatically enter this into the appropriate column in the Grade Centre.

Blackboard uses the analytic type of rubric. This rubric creates a grid to where marks are assigned.

 

Where to Create a Rubric

There are three areas where rubrics can be created. The first two are created for the assessment itself. The last area holds rubrics for future use.  This holding area also will contain the rubrics that were created in the assessment.

 
In Assessments

When an assessment is created  there is an option to add a rubric. A rubric can be added later by editing the assessment.

 
In Grade Centre

A rubric can be added to any column but calculated columns.

Note: This is the only way to add a Rubric to a SafeAssign assignment.

 
In Course Tools

All Rubrics created in the course are stored here. Rubrics may be created here and then attached to an assessment or grade centre column at a later time. Any rubric may be reused.

Rubric Types

Creating a rubric within Blackboard you choose the type of mark you will enter, points or percentages. Below are the types that are offered and a description of what is possible using them.

No Points  The Rubric is only for Information. There are no scores/marks to this.
Points This is an all or nothing score for each level of achievement. Total points equals the
sum of the achievements in each criteria.
Point Range This allows you to place a score between a range that you create. Total points equals the sum of the achievements in each criteria.
Percent This is an all or nothing for each level of achievement.  You also have the option to add weightings to the criteria. The final percent is created by the level of achievement to criteria weight.
Percent Range This will allow you to place a percentage between a range that you create. You also
can create weightings to the criteria. The final percent is created by the level of
achievement to criteria weight.

 Depending on if points or percentages are used will change the options that are available to the rubric.


How to create a Rubric

Below is a rubric that is using “percent” (2 Rubric type). Percent gives the most options. If “points” were used, some options below would not be seen.

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More Information

At Blackboard’s website: Rubrics – Blackboard Help

Blackboard Youtube Video:

 

 Version: Bb 9.1 SP13: 2014.07.09

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