Rubrics in D2L

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  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    August 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm (7 years ago)

    Introduction to D2L Rubric Types and Numeric Assessments

    There are two types of rubrics Holistic Rubrics (one-dimensional [one criteria or activity] and several achievement levels) and Analytic Rubrics (two-dimensional [more than one set of criteria or activities] and several achievement levels).

    Typically, instructors use rubrics to provide student feedback by attaching them to dropbox assignments and grade items. Rubrics can be tied to quizzes and discussion boards, also. The rubric assessments are visible to students from the dropbox, the grade item, or quiz to which the rubric assessment is attached but students need to go to the Compentencies Tool to view discussion board rubric assessments requiring the instructor to set up compentencies and objectives.


    Students see the assessment

    Dropbox Tool

    Yes, by clicking the View Feedback icon in the Feedback column of the dropbox.

    Gradebook Tool

    Yes, by clicking the Assessment Details link for the gradebook item.

    Quiz Tool

    Yes, by clicking the feedback icon next to the quiz name.

    Discussion Board Tool

    Yes, by clicking on the Competencies Tool and then the particular discussion board activity *

    Important Information…

    * If the instructor does not wish to use the Competencies Tool the discussion rubric could be tied to a grade column, however, using the Competencies Tools seems like the simplist grading method. When associating rubrics to a grade column for assessment the instructor would not tie the discussion board to a grade column but instead tie the rubric to the grade column and enter grades by hand into the column along with entering the assessment levels into the rubric. He or she would use two windows to grade discussion board postings, one in which the assessment area of the discussion board is open (the instructor would click Topic Score to filter and view messages by students) and the other window would be open to the grade column to which the rubric is attached. The instructor would add grades and rubric assessments from the grade column.

    Note: It seems easier to grade student discussions when you have tied discussion rubrics to the competencies tool rather than a grade column. Two windows are not required in this case. The instructor would tie the rubric and a grade column to a particular discussion board . To grade the instructor would click the Assess Topic button and then Topic Score to view student messages and to attach a numeric score. The instructor would click the link to the discussion rubric that appears below the Topic Score link to add rubric assessments.


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