About Rubrics

Rubrics are an assessment tool used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are evaluated fairly and consistently.

Rubrics may be created at the organization, department or course level. Rubrics are not automatically shared with all org units below the org unit in which they were created (child org units) in your organization's hierarchy. You must explicitly share them if you want them available to child org units. Rubrics created at the course level cannot be shared with other courses (you can create a rubric in a course template and reuse it in course offerings for that course template). If you don't want to share a rubric with all child org units, you can restrict who it is shared with on the New Rubric or Edit Rubric page.

If you are using Competencies to evaluate users, you should set up rubrics before you set up your competencies, learning objectives and activities since you cannot create an activity without associating it with a rubric and you cannot assess whether a user has completed a competency or learning objective without assessing the associated activities using the rubric.

There are two types of rubrics:

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Access the Rubrics tool

Click the Rubrics link on the navigation bar, Course Administration widget or My Admin Tools widget.

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