I wanted to take a moment to update you on where we are at as we begin to create new tutorials for the Rubrics tool in D2L.
Rubrics in D2L can be attached to Assignments, Discussions, or Grades. When you integrate a Rubric in D2L, the grade you assign on the Rubric automatically becomes the grade for the assessment it is attached to.
There are 2 kinds of Rubrics you can set up in D2L: Holistic and Analytic.
- Holistic – Performance is assessed holistically, LEVELS only, with multiple criteria being assessed at once. For tasks where it is not easy to evaluate performance on one criterion independently of performance on a different criterion. For example, many writing rubrics are holistic because it is not always easy to disentangle clarity from organization or content from presentation.
- Analytic – Most rubrics are analytic. An analytic rubric breaks performance into multiple criteria. You assess each criterion separately, resulting in an overall assessment score. For example, an analytic rubric for assessing essays could have separate criterion for spelling, grammar, and expression.
Note that once a Rubric has been attached to something (assignment, discussion, grade item) it can NOT be deleted!
So far, we have finished 3 rubric tutorials (which can also be found on our Tutorials site). Check them out here as well!
- Creating Analytic Points Rubrics
- Creating Analytic Custom Points Rubrics
- Creating Analytic No Score Rubrics
Have questions about rubrics, want to know how to add your own rubrics to D2L, or just need some help? Contact eLearning@camosun.ca to arrange for a consult with an instructional designer.