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Rubrics Good to Know and FAQ

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1. You can not import

Unfortunately, it is not possible to import Rubrics into/from Brightspace. 

You can however, copy Rubrics across courses. 

If you do want to export the assessed rubric, click CRTL+P and save as PDF.

Instructors can now print or download a PDF of a preview or evaluated rubric. Students can also print or download a PDF of a rubric from the desktop browser implementation of Brightspace Learning Environment. The Print button displays above the top-right corner of the rubric.

2. Copy a Rubric into another course

You are able to copy Rubrics across courses via Copy Components .

Check the Rubrics box if you want to copy all rubrics from that course, or choose a specific Rubric to copy.

3. You can not interchange Turnitin Rubrics with Brightspace Rubrics

If you have already created a Rubric in Turnitin and want to use that for an assessment in Brightspace, you'll need to manually transfer the Rubric into Brightspace. 

The benefit of using Brightspace's Rubrics instead of Turnitin's, is that the feedback from the Rubric and the Rubric score can be automatically transferred to Grades after you asses with a rubric. 

4. Where do students see the Rubric?

  1. If a Rubric is associated to an assignment or a discussion topic and set to visible, students can see the Rubric before they start the assignment or participate in the discussion. 
  2. Students can see their completed Rubric including feedback in the following places:
    • Grades
    • Assignments tool
    • Discussions tool

5. Can I place a Rubric as content item?

Yes, you can! 

Either via Insert Quicklink or via Add More Activities. In both cases the student will see the Rubric in the same way. However, we strongly recommend to use the Insert Quicklink way. 

Why should I use Insert Quicklink?

In some cases you might want to use a Rubric, without linking it to a Brightspace assignment or discussion topic (e.g. oral examination). In case you want to share the Rubric with the students as preparation and add a description/text as explanation, you should place the rubric as Quicklink in a HTML file.

Why should I choose Add More Activities?

In case you only want to share the Rubric, without any instructions or context, it can be quicker to just add a Rubric as a topic in a course.  Please see image above how it will be presented in your course. 

6. Editing a Rubric after evaluation

You can change the text of a Rubric even if it is already in use.

Navigate to Course Tools, then to Course Admin and  look for Rubrics (under Assessment).

1. Click the arrow next to the Rubric you want to edit

2. Click on Edit Options

1. Click on Edit text tot edit the text

After you clicked on Edit text you get a pop-up screen. Here you will have to click on Edit text again and when you're done click on Close to save your edit.

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