Rubrics: From Creation to Use in [email protected]

From Creation to Use in
[email protected]
John Thomson
DoIT Academic Technology, [email protected]
Beth Fahlberg
School of Nursing, [email protected]
Introduction to rubrics
1. Examples, benefits, drawbacks
2. Electronic rubrics in D2L ([email protected])
3. Experiences in a teaching team
4. Group work
5. Quick demonstration
What is a rubric?
Traditional rubric used in grading
Benefits of using rubrics
Provides direction for students before and
after an assignment
Facilitates feedback
Promotes grading consistency
Drawbacks of traditional* rubrics
* Paper or document file rubric
Cumbersome & inefficient
Process of grading using doc file rubrics
1. Open/ find student assignment
2. Open correct rubric file
3. Remember to save the rubric as a new file with the
student's name in a place you can find it later
4. Grade assignment & enter feedback
5. Add up points
6. Enter grade in online gradebook
7. Upload correct file for correct student and assignment
Drawbacks of traditional* rubrics
* Paper or document file rubric
Possibility of error at several points
Challenging to use information for assessment
of learning outcomes
Paper Rubrics
Such Fun!
Rubrics could be efficient as well as effective?
Rubrics in [email protected]
[email protected] Rubric- graded assignment
[email protected] Rubric performance
Grades & feedback easily edited &
transferred from rubric to gradebook
Benefits of [email protected] Rubrics
Saves time!!
Reduces error
Promotes effective communication
Ease of access & revision
Experiences of teaching team
Barb King
Paul Larson
Fanglin Kuo
• Rubrics were efficient for grading papers
• Promoted consistency and communication
between graders
Nursing 433 Fall 2012
Clinical assessment rubric
Document converted to online format, piloted
with one group at two points in time
Making criteria specific enough
Differentiating between each level
Additional challenges with graded rubrics
Ensuring assigned points are internally
consistent with expectations and syllabus
Nursing 319, Spring 2013
Experiences using [email protected] rubric for
clinical performance evaluation
Observations of performance and learning
easily entered:
At clinical site
Reading weekly journals
Better & more frequent feedback for students
Streamlined evaluation process
Rubric development in [email protected]
1. Plan
2. Draft in D2L
3. Publish to grade student work
Rubric development in [email protected]
Analytic vs Holistic
Criteria & Levels
Best used in:
Be sure to distinguish between
different criteria
Group work: creating a rubric
Find a partner!
Using one of the example assignments, or one
of your own, draft a rubric.
Use the VALUE rubric as an example of good
level definitions.
Be ready to trade your rubric with another pair.
VALUE rubrics from AACU - institutional rubrics for
essential learning outcomes
iRubric - example rubrics from a number of disciplines
Rubrics orientation in Desire2Learn ([email protected])
Creating & Editing a Rubric