How do I add domain-wide rubrics?

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A rubric is a scoring guide used to indicate activity expectations, possible performance outcomes, and the scores associated with them.

Rubrics can be added to help:

Teachers and other course authors are able to create their own rubrics, or they can use domain-wide rubrics added by administrators as templates.

Create domain-wide rubrics

To add rubrics for use by authors in your domain:

  1. Open Domain settings.
  1. On the Rubrics card, click:
    • Add to create a new rubric.
    • Import to add an existing rubric as an .xml file from Resources.
  1. Give the rubric a Title that it will be saved as throughout the domain: Essay review, for example.
  2. Give it a resource Path in the form of an XML file name: essay_review.xml, for example, so it can be discoverable for Import.

Now create your rubric's Levels and Criteria.

Create Levels

Next, create Levels, which define the columns of the rubric table and represent possible levels of performance.

You can:

  1. Add levels by clicking the plus sign that appears to the right of the levels fields.
  2. Remove levels by clicking the x that appears above each level field.
  3. Provide level titles by clicking the level's field and entering text. If you don't provide titles, level headers display Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, etc. By default, the levels build, left to right, from lowest scores to highest.

Create Criteria

Now, create your Criteria, which define the rows of the rubric and represent the behaviors that are being assessed.

You can:

  1. Add criteria by clicking the plus sign that appears at the bottom left corner of the last criteria.
  2. Remove criteria by clicking the x that appears to the right of each.
  3. Name each criteria by describing the desired behavior in the Title fields above each. If you don't provide titles, the criteria headers display Criteria 1, Criteria 2, Criteria 3, etc.
  4. Describe what a student needs to accomplish to earn each level's score within each behavior (criteria). Select the field and enter text.
  5. Provide the maximum criteria composite score in the Max field. This value is automatically distributed evenly between the existing levels in the criteria and populates the Points fields and level headers within the criteria. You can edit the Points fields if you don't want the value distributed evenly, but you must do so after entering the Max value.
  6. Click Done when you're finished and Save Domain settings.

Teachers can use domain-wide rubrics

Once created, domain-wide rubrics appear as Template rubrics for teachers to add anywhere they can add rubrics.


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