How to Create a Rubric
1. Go to Rubrics tool (Course Admin > Rubrics | or Assessments > Rubrics).
2. On the Rubrics page, click New Rubric.
3. Edit Rubric Details
Type: Analytic | Holistic
Scoring: No Score | Points | Custom Points
Status: Published |Archived | Draft
Criterion: Click in the box to rename the criteria
Level: Click in the box to rename your levels
Points (if used)
Description fields: Click in the box to type your descriptions for each criterion and level
+ Add Criterion: to add additional criteria (optional)
Add Criteria Group: to add a new group of criteria with different levels and/or points (optional)
Overall Score: change the level names to match and adjust the point calculations for the overall levels
Rubric Visibility: visible to students | hidden from students | hidden until feedback is published
Score Visibility: Option to hide scores from students
Description: Option to add a private descriptions that students do not see
Advanced Availability: recommendation to keep these options checked.
The rubric will save automatically (view the “Saved” checkmark at the top).
Brightspace assists you in creating two types of rubrics. Below is information to help you decide.
- Two-dimensional rubrics with levels of achievement as columns and assessment criteria as rows.
- Assess learners’ achievements based on multiple criteria using a single rubric.
- Assign different weights (value) to different criteria and include an overall achievement by totaling the criteria.
- Analytic rubrics may use points, custom points, or text-only (letter grades) scoring methods.
- Points and custom points analytic rubrics may use both text and points to assess performance; with custom points, each criterion may be worth a different number of points.
- For both points and custom points, an overall score is provided based on the total number of points achieved. The overall score determines whether the activity is achieved.
- Single criterion rubrics (one-dimensional) used to assess learners’ overall achievement on an activity or item based on predefined achievement levels.
- Holistic rubrics may use a percentages or text-only scoring method.