The following documentation demonstrates how to create a rubric in Desire2Learn. Rubrics can be used to guide grading and to communicate to students what is expected on an assignment. This tutorial shows how to create a rubric independent of an existing D2L dropbox assignment, quiz, or discussion.
To associate a rubrics with an dropbox assignment, quiz or discussion, click the [Create Rubric in New Window] link while creating the new graded item or editing an existing one. If you choose to do this, start at step 4 of the instructions that follow.
If you would like to attach a Rubric to a Discussion item, make sure the Competencies box is checked in the Advanced Availablity section of the Properties tab.
Choose the type of Rubric that you would like to use, Analytic or Holistic.
Most rubrics are analytic. An analytic rubric breaks performance into multiple criteria. You assess each criterion separately, resulting in an overall assessment score.
Holistic rubrics do not break performance into separate criteria. Performance is assessed holistically, so that you consider several different criteria, but make only one overall assessment.
Choose your Scoring Method:
Performance levels are expressed using only text. For example, three performance levels for a rubric could be Poor, Good, and Excellent.
Similar to Text Only, but includes points to assess performance. For example, three performance levels for a rubric could be Poor (0 points), Good (75 points), and Excellent (125 points).
This scoring method can be used only for Analytic type rubrics.
The Custom Points scoring method is similar to the Points scoring method, but you can customize the points given for each criterion (row). For example, if performance levels are "Poor", "Good", and "Excellent", then the criterion "Spelling and Grammar" could be worth 0 points, 10 points, and 20 points for each level, but the criterion "Expression" could be worth 0 points, 30 points, and 60 points, making it worth 3 times the points for "Spelling and Grammar".
Percentages can be used only for Holistic type rubrics.
Percentages is similar to Points, but measures performance in percentages instead of points
A rubric using the "Percentages" can be automatically assessed based on the score of its associated item (such as a grade item).