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Adding Rubrics in Your Class

Once you have created a rubric with the Rubrics Tool, you are able to use it in many different areas of your class. To view more information on creating rubrics with the Rubrics Tool, click here: Creating Rubrics 


Expand the sections below to view instructions on how to use rubrics within various tools in Blackboard Learn. 

 Using Rubrics in Assignments (Click Here)

When you create an assignment, you have the option to add a rubric to use for grading. For the steps on how to create assignments, click here: Creating Assignments

  1. On the Create Assignment Page, scroll down to the "Grading" section.
  2. Under "Associated Rubrics", click the "Add Rubric" button.

    Assignment files page, add rubric button highlighted

  3. You have three options: select an existing rubric, create a new rubric, and create from an existing rubric. 

    Add rubric dropdown menu
    1. "Select Rubric" allows you to choose an existing rubric from a list. Check the box next to the rubric you want to use, then click "Submit" to add the rubric to the assignment.
    2. "Create New Rubric" prompts you to create a new rubric in a pop-up window. Once you click "Submit", the rubric is automatically associated with the assignment.
    3. "Create From Existing" prompts you to choose an existing rubric from a list, then copies that rubric so that you can edit it. Once you click "Submit", the new rubric is added to the assignment.
  4. Once you have associated the rubric, you are able to choose if and how students will view the rubric. There are four different options: 

    1. "No": The rubric is not shown to students at all. Only you as the instructor can see and use the rubric for grading purposes.
    2. "Yes (With Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students with the scores you have associated with each column and row.
    3. "Yes (Without Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students without the scores that you have associated with it.
    4. "After Grading": Shows the rubric to students with your comments after you have submitted the grade.
  5. Once you have added all necessary information for the assignment, click Submit.
 Using Rubrics in Tests (Click Here)

You are able to associate a Rubric to Essay, File Response, and Short Answer type questions in the Test Tool. However, to associate a rubric to these types of questions, the test has to be deployed. After deploying the test, you can go back into the test and edit any questions to which you would like to add a rubric. For the steps on how to create tests, click here: Creating Tests. For the steps on how to deploy tests, click here: Deploying Tests

  1. On the Course Menu, expand the Tools section, and click on "Tests, Surveys and Pools". Then, click on "Tests".
  2. On the Tests page, click on the action link next to the test that you would like to edit. Click "Edit" on the drop-down menu.

    Tests page, test items actionlink highlighted

  3. Locate the essay, short answer, or file response question to which you would like to add a Rubric.
  4. Click on the action link next to the question title, and click "Edit Question". 

    Edit Question action link

  5. On the Edit Question page, scroll down to the Rubrics section, and click "Add Rubric". 



  6. You have three options: select an existing rubric, create a new rubric, and create from an existing rubric.

    Add rubric dropdown menu
    1. "Select Rubric" allows you to choose an existing rubric from a list. Check the box next to the rubric you want to use, then click "Submit" to add the rubric to the test question.
    2. "Create New Rubric" prompts you to create a new rubric in a pop-up window. Once you click "Submit", the rubric is automatically associated with the test question.
    3. "Create From Existing" prompts you to choose an existing rubric from a list, then copies that rubric so that you can edit it. Once you click "Submit", the new rubric is added to the assignment.
  7. Once you have associated the rubric, you are able to choose if and how students will view the rubric. There are four different options: 

    1. "No": The rubric is not shown to students at all. Only you as the instructor can see and use the rubric for grading purposes.
    2. "Yes (With Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students with the scores you have associated with each column and row.
    3. "Yes (Without Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students without the scores that you have associated with it.
    4. "After Grading": Shows the rubric to students with your comments after you have submitted the grade.
  8. Once you have added all necessary information for the assignment, click Submit.


 Using Rubrics in Discussions (Click Here)

When you create a discussion forum, you have the option to add a rubric to use for grading.

  1. On the Create Discussion Forum Page, scroll down to the "Forum Settings" section.
  2. Under "Associated Rubrics", click the "Add Rubric" button. 

    Associated Rubrics options highlighted

  3. You have three options: select an existing rubric, create a new rubric, and create from an existing rubric. 

    Add rubric dropdown menu
    1. "Select Rubric" allows you to choose an existing rubric from a list. Check the box next to the rubric you want to use, then click "Submit" to add the rubric to the discussion.
    2. "Create New Rubric" prompts you to create a new rubric in a pop-up window. Once you click "Submit", the rubric is automatically associated with the discussion.
    3. "Create From Existing" prompts you to choose an existing rubric from a list, then copies that rubric so that you can edit it. Once you click "Submit", the new rubric is added to the discussion.
  4. Once you have associated the rubric, you are able to choose if and how students will view the rubric. There are four different options: 

    1. "No": The rubric is not shown to students at all. Only you as the instructor can see and use the rubric for grading purposes.
    2. "Yes (With Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students with the scores you have associated with each column and row.
    3. "Yes (Without Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students without the scores that you have associated with it.
    4. "After Grading": Shows the rubric to students with your comments after you have submitted the grade.
  5. Once you have added all necessary information for the discussion, click Submit.

 

 Using Rubrics in Blogs (Click Here)

When you create a Blog, you have the option to add a rubric to use for grading. For the steps on how to create blogs, click here: Create a Blog

  1. On the Create Blog Page, scroll down to the "Grade Settings" section.
  2. Under "Associated Rubrics", click the "Add Rubric" button. 

    Associated rubrics, add rubric button

  3. You have three options: select an existing rubric, create a new rubric, and create from an existing rubric. 

    Add rubric dropdown menu
    1. "Select Rubric" allows you to choose an existing rubric from a list. Check the box next to the rubric you want to use, then click "Submit" to add the rubric to the blog.
    2. "Create New Rubric" prompts you to create a new rubric in a pop-up window. Once you click "Submit", the rubric is automatically associated with the blog.
    3. "Create From Existing" prompts you to choose an existing rubric from a list, then copies that rubric so that you can edit it. Once you click "Submit", the new rubric is added to the blog.
  4. Once you have associated the rubric, you are able to choose if and how students will view the rubric. There are four different options: 

    1. "No": The rubric is not shown to students at all. Only you as the instructor can see and use the rubric for grading purposes.
    2. "Yes (With Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students with the scores you have associated with each column and row.
    3. "Yes (Without Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students without the scores that you have associated with it.
    4. "After Grading": Shows the rubric to students with your comments after you have submitted the grade.
  5. Once you have added all necessary information for the blog, click Submit.

 

 Using Rubrics in Wikis (Click Here)

 When you create a Wiki, you have the option to add a rubric to use for grading. For the steps on how to create Wikis, click here: Creating a Wiki

  1. On the Create Wiki Page, scroll down to the "Wiki Settings" section.
  2. Under "Associated Rubrics", click the "Add Rubric" button.
     
    Wiki settings, add rubric button highlighted

  3. You have three options: select an existing rubric, create a new rubric, and create from an existing rubric. 

    Add rubric dropdown menu
    1. "Select Rubric" allows you to choose an existing rubric from a list. Check the box next to the rubric you want to use, then click "Submit" to add the rubric to the wiki.
    2. "Create New Rubric" prompts you to create a new rubric in a pop-up window. Once you click "Submit", the rubric is automatically associated with the wiki.
    3. "Create From Existing" prompts you to choose an existing rubric from a list, then copies that rubric so that you can edit it. Once you click "Submit", the new rubric is added to the wiki.
  4. Once you have associated the rubric, you are able to choose if and how students will view the rubric. There are four different options: 

    1. "No": The rubric is not shown to students at all. Only you as the instructor can see and use the rubric for grading purposes.
    2. "Yes (With Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students with the scores you have associated with each column and row.
    3. "Yes (Without Rubric Scores)": shows the rubric to students without the scores that you have associated with it.
    4. "After Grading": Shows the rubric to students with your comments after you have submitted the grade.
  5. Once you have added all necessary information for the wiki, click Submit.