You can build interactive rubrics in Blackboard to simplify the process of grading student work and returning rubric results to students.
Interactive rubrics can be used with nearly every assessment method in Blackboard, including Assignments (including with Safe Assign enabled), short answer Test questions, and any Blogs, Journals, Wikis, or Discussion Board threads and forums that have grading enabled.
Because only one score is given, holistic rubrics tend to be easier to score.
However, holistic rubrics do not provide detailed information on student performance for each criterion; the levels of performance are treated as a whole.
Visit the Teaching with Blackboard website for instructions on using Blackboard’s Interactive Rubrics as well as tutorials, archives of online rubric workshops, and Quick Guides on using Rubrics in your teaching: Grading rubrics are effective and efficient tools which allow for objective and consistent assessment of a range of performances, assignments, and activities.
Rubrics clarify your expectations and will show students how to meet them, making them accountable for their performance in an easy-to-follow format.A rubric is a tool that lists evaluation criteria for an assignment.Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment and faculty can use rubrics to explain their evaluations to students. The rows correspond to the various criteria of an assignment and the columns correspond to the level of achievement expressed for each criterion.Rubrics also allow for consistency in grading for instructors who team-teach the same course, for TAs assigned to the task of grading, and can serve as good documentation for accreditation purposes.Finally, rubrics can reduce grading time, increase objectivity and reduce subjectivity, convey timely feedback to students, and improve students’ ability to include required elements of an assignment.What is a Rubric If you have ever taken a class, taught a class, or learned about teaching, you have probably seen a rubric.Rubrics are commonly used tools to set expectations and assess student work.Task-specific — are designed to assess a specific task in which each criteria is assessed separately.It may not be possible, however, to account for each and every criteria involved in a particular task which could overlook a student’s unique solution (Arter & Mc Tighe, 2001).Creating a rubric from scratch will take time but may be necessary for a particular assignment.The following are school-based but are highly applicable to higher education.