How do I assess an assignment using a Rubric?
In this article the assessment of an assignment will be covered. Please note that the assessment of a discussion topic with a rubric works in the same way!
If you want to assess an assignment or discussion topic with a rubric, make sure that the Total Score of the rubric is the same amount as the Out of Score when creating an assignment/discussion topic.
Assess an assignment with a rubric
- Navigate to the assignment you want to asses.
- Open one of the submissions
You should see a screen similar to the one below:
- As you can see above - Rubric Assignment 1 - is attached to this assignment. It tells you that it is Not Scored yet as well.
- Click on the name of the rubric to start assessing
A screen below will pop up as shown:
The pop up screen is movable and adjustable. In that way you can always see the assignment, the grade and the rubric at the same time.
- Asses the assignment by clicking on the corresponding level per criterion.
- The initial feedback per criterion will be loaded. You can edit/add feedback as needed.
- The overall score will be automatically calculated based on the score per criterion
- You are able to override the overall score, by selecting another score (as shown above)
- Click on Clear Override to go back to the automatic calculation
- In case you have already published the feedback of this assignment, you will see the above notification as a reminder.
Finally, click on close when you are done assessing.
- When you are done assessing, you will see a check mark in the Rubrics icon.
- Moreover, the total score of the rubric will be transferred to the score box, where you would usually enter a score manually. This score is also transferred to the Grades.
- In the example above a student scored 3 out of 4 which would result in a grade of 75%, or 7.5.