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Using a rubric to grade an assignment or a discussion

Once you have created a rubric and linked it to a discussion or an assignment, it is easy to complete and have the grade transferred to the grade book.

  • Who is this for: Online Instructors.
  • What is required: A D2L course shell in which you have created one or more rubrics to use with an assignment or a discussion

Important

You must choose a grade for each criteria and level inside the rubric when grading a student and make sure they’re all checked. You can still adjust the score and add feedback. Otherwise your students can only see their score, but not the graded rubric and your feedback that you post under each criteria. If you missed choosing a criteria, you will be prompted with a message “Not all rubric criteria have been scored, Publish anyway?” You can choose between Publish or Cancel. If you choose to click Publish, your students will see only the score but not the graded rubric.

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What can you do with the rubric?
  1. After clicking on each criteria, you can still adjust the rubric point
  2. You can add feedback below each criteria
  3. You can click Clear Override to reset the score

D2l Grading an assignment or a discussion using rubric: what you can do with it

For an assignment, click the Close button when you’re done using the rubric and the grade will automatically be transferred.to the score inside the assignment. You can write additional feedback and click the Update button to save the graded assignment for that student.

Different ways of grading an assignment:

For a discussion, after you’re done using the rubric, you can write more comment in the general feedback area, then click the Update button to save the graded rubric in the discussion. You can read students’ post and reply thread on the same page.

Different ways of grading a discussion:
Option 1: Grading assignments using a rubric
Option 2: Grading discussions using a rubric
Students view of rubric from the Grades
Discussions
  • Below the score and feedback for a discussion topic, students can click on View Graded Rubric link and the rubric will open in a new pop-up window. Click the Close button to close the window.

student-view-graded-rubric-disc_in Grades

Assignments

Below the score and feedback for an assignment, students can click on:

  • View Inline Feedback link to view your annotation feedback you left for the assignment.
  • View Graded Rubric link and the rubric will open in a new pop-up window. Click the Close button to close the window.

student-view-graded-rubric-annotation-assignment_in Grades

 

Students view of rubric from the Discussions or Assignments
Discussions

To view the feedback from the Discussions tool:

  • Click on Discussions from the course navbar
  • Click on the discussion topic name
  • Below the discussion’s description, click View Graded Rubric link and the rubric will open in a new pop-up window. Click the Close button to close the window.

student-view-graded-rubric-disc_in Discussions

Assignments

To view the feedback from the Assignments tool:

  • Click on Assignments on the course navbar
  • In the Evaluation Status column, click on Unread link to see the feedback for that assignment.
  • You can read the graded rubric, score, and feedback.
  • If you use annotation to grade the assignment, click on View Inline Feedback link to view your annotation feedback.
  • Click the Done button when you’re done viewing.

student-view-graded-rubric-annotation-assignment_in Assignments