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How do I create a rubric in D2L?

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Instructors can create a rubric in D2L.

Video Tutorial


Written Instructions

NOTE: If viewing the video tutorial, please disregard the first step to add Rubrics to the Navigation bar.  Rubrics is in the navigation bar by default in the newest version of D2L. 

  1. Click on Edit Course.
  2. click on Rubrics from the navigation bar. 
  3. Select New Rubric on the top of the page.
  4. You are now in the "Properties" Tab.  Create a name for the rubric.
  5. Select the status of your rubric.
    • Draft: The initial status of a rubric.  This means that they are not yet available for new associations (items within D2L).
    • Published: Associations can be made with published rubrics.  Once a rubric has an association (it is attached to an item in D2L), you CANNOT change the rubric's name, description, levels, or criteria.
    • Archived: This means a rubric does not appear in default search results and are not available for new associations.  Existiong associations with archived rubrics remain functional.
  6. Add a description of the rubric if desired.
  7. Select the type of rubric.
    • Analytic: The most common kind of rubric, it breaks performance into multiple criteria.  Each criteria is assessed separately, resulting in an overall assessment score.
    • Holistic: This type does not break performance into separate criteria.  Performance is assessed holistically, so that you consider several different criteria, but make only one overall assessment.
  8. Select the initial number of levels and criteria for your rubric.
    • Levels: The levels of proficiency you want to score on.
    • Criteria: The things that you want to score your students on.
  9. Select the scoring method.
    • Text Only: Performance levels indicated by text only (i.e. Poor, Good, Excellent).
    • Points: Similar to Text Only, but includes points to assess performance (i.e. Poor (0 points), Good (75 points), Excellent (100 points)).
    • Custom Points: Similar to Points, but you can customize the points given for each criterion (i.e. Under Spelling and Grammar criterion, performance levels can be worth 0, 10, and 20 points for each level, and Expression criterion can be worth 0, 30, and 60 points, making it worth three (3) times the points of the Spelling and Grammar criterion).
  10. Click Save.
  11. Click on the "Levels and Criteria" Tab.

Once you have a rubric created, this is the page that you should see as your newly created rubric:
 Edit New Rubric
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