Creating and Using Rubrics


This article describes how you can create and use rubrics in your course.


Creating a Rubric

  1. Navigate to the Outcomes page in your course.
  2. Click Manage Rubrics in the upper right.
  3. Click Add Rubric in the upper right.
  4. Add a Title to your rubric – preferably one that is clearly associated with an assignment.
  5. By default, one criterion entry is automatically added. You can edit this criterion by clicking on the pencil icon.
  6. Add a criterion by clicking the + Criterion button.

    Criterion cannot be reordered after they're added. Make sure you add them in the order you want them to appear.

  7. For each criterion, add a Short Description and a Long Description.
  8. By default, each rubric rating represents a single point value. If you want rubric ratings to represent ranges of points, click the Range checkbox.
  9. You can add more rating blocks by clicking the blue + icon in between each rating.
  10. You can edit the possible points for each criterion in the Points column.

    If you want to add an outcome as a criterion, you can click Find Outcome, ensure that Use this criterion for scoring is checked, then click Import.

  11. Click Create Rubric.

Adding a Rubric to an Assignment

When you use a rubric to grade an assignment, adding the rubric to the assignment helps students understand your expectations.

  1. Navigate to the Assignments page.
  2. Click on the name of the assignment you want to associate a rubric with.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click the + Rubric button.
  4. If you want to add a rubric you've already created:
    1. Click Find a Rubric and select the rubric you want to add.
    2. Click Use this Rubric.
  5. If you want to create a new rubric:
    1. The page has started the process for you. Start at step 4 in the Creating a Rubric instructions.

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