Using Blackboard Rubrics

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This presentation was delivered at Allegany College of Maryland on December 8, 2011 for faculty members who chose to use the Blackboard Rubrics feature of the LMS.

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Using Blackboard Rubrics

  1. 1. Objectives0 What is special about a Bb Rubric0 How do I create and modify a Bb Rubric0 “Deploying” a Rubric for a graded item0 Grading an item with a Bb Rubric0 Looking through the student’s eyes at a Bb Rubric
  2. 2. What’s so special about a Bb Rubric?0 Makes items easier to grade0 Students see expectations0 Can use rubric for multiple items (if applicable)0 Can easily adapt rubric for other items0 Rubrics can be associated with Blogs, Journals, Wikis, Discussion Boards, and/or Assignments
  3. 3. Creating a Rubric in Bb0 For this example, I will be using a rubric adapted from Dr. Nielsen of the University of Northern Iowahttp://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/rubrics/discussionrubric.html
  4. 4. Creating a Rubric in Bb cont …0 Go to the Rubrics Button 0 Click on “Create Rubric” in the Course Tools
  5. 5. 0 Change Rubric Type to Points – Unless you are familiar with the other types0 Above is the default rubric template. You can add columns and rows, and rename existing columns and rows.0 Then enter your point values and text (definition, traits, or examples to achieve each “Level of Achievement” for each “Criteria”
  6. 6. 0 Once all data is filled in …. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Note – on the rubric above the total is 12 points possible.
  7. 7. Deploying a Bb Rubric0 You can deploy a rubric for a blog, journal, wiki, discussion board, or assignment0 You can deploy a blog on a new item or one that has already been created
  8. 8. 0 Go to the options section for the item you wish to grade with a rubric. – The above example is a discussion board, but you will use the same steps for a blog, journal, wiki, or assignment.0 Select “Grade Discussion Forum”0 Select “Add Rubric”
  9. 9. 0 IMPORTANT: You must change the above setting to Yes (With Rubric Scores) for your students to see the rubric.
  10. 10. Grading Using a Bb Rubric0 Begin by going to the item like you normally would.0 Next to the “Current Grade Value” box you will see “View Rubric”.
  11. 11. 0 The rubric will then appear.0 You can click on the appropriate “Level of Achievement” and add feedback for each score.0 When you are finished click “Save” at the bottom of the screen.
  12. 12. Grading Using a Bb rubric cont …0 After clicking “Save”, you will be back at the “Grade Details” page0 IMPORTANT: You must then click “Save” on this page for the grade to be recorded in the grade book.
  13. 13. What the Student Sees …0 In an assignment, the student will be given a button that says “View Rubric”0 In all other items, you must go to the grade book to view the rubric.0 As long as the item is available, the students will be able to see the rubric.0 After the grade is entered, the students will be able to see the rubric that the instructor “filled out”
  14. 14. Questions? Justin KeelInstructional Technologies & Multimedia Services Allegany College of Maryland

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