Create a rubric in Blackboard assignments

What is it?

A rubric is used to score work against a clear set of marking criteria. The criteria is divided into parts to distinguish clear descriptions against several levels of skill or the associated grade.

What does it do?

You can provide a rubric to students before they start their assessments to provide clarity on your grading methods. This will help students to organise their work to meet the intended criteria.

  • Provide students with clear marking criteria to achieve their desired grade
  • Provide instructors with a clear marking method
  • Name and build your rubric

What should I know?

Step 1: Navigate to your Blackboard Assignment and select the settings cog wheel.

Blackboard assignment screen highlighting the Assignment Settings segment
Blackboard assignment settings segment highlighting settings cogwheel

Step 2: On the right-hand panel, scroll to the bottom until you get to Use marking rubric and select.

Blackboard assignment settings

Step 3: Select Create New Rubric

Blackboard assignment settings showing the select rubric screen

Step 4: Name and design your rubric.

Blackboard assignment new rubric screen

Step 5: Save your work.

Updated on 08/09/2021

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