Levels of Quality 1.Basic – We consider EACH of the elements in the Basic column to be necessary for every course. Be sure your course includes each of these items. If you are unclear about how to achieve any of these items, contact your department chairperson.
2. Effective – We consider the elements in the Effective level to be ones that most effective course should include and that most instructors should achieve. You should try to include at least 80% of the items in the Effective column. (Count the items you have achieved, and divide them by the number of items in the column to see if you have achieved 80% of the elements.)
3. Exemplary – We would like to challenge all faculty members to build their courses into Exemplary courses by striving to include the elements described in the Exemplary level. While not all items will apply to all courses, you should try to include at least 80% of the items in the Exemplary column to be considered an Exemplary instructor.
Discussion Board Rubrics Weekly Discussion Posting Grading CriteriaWeekly Point Value Meaningful and New Ideas: Ideas examine topic from new perspective that contributes to group understanding of topic. 2 Message Coherence: Messages explain issues, provide new perspectives, effectively question, or meaningfully elaborate on topic. 1 Relevance of Replies to Other Messages: Responses elaborate, contradict, modify, or explain the original message. 1
UnacceptableNeeds Improvement AverageExcellent Initial Comments Initial comments were posted but did not address the assignment Initial comments address some of the assignment requirements. Comments are not well organized and show limited knowledge and evaluation of the topic. Initial comments address most, but not all, of the assignment. Comments are reasonably organized and demonstrate adequate familiarity and analysis of the content. Initial comments thoroughly address all parts of the assignment. The comments are clearly and concisely stated, demonstrating that the content was appropriately reviewed and synthesized. Message Quality Postings are not substantial, limited to I agree types of replies. Only one substantial message was posted. Multiple postings including some substantial content were posted, however, a limited number include errors or need additional supporting detail. Multiple postings are made offering substantial, well written contributions-opinions, observations, questions, experiences, critiques, suggestions, etc. Response Contribution/ Duration Etiquette
Blackboard Rubrics Training Module Ronnie Creel October 2011
In Service Pack 6, Blackboard added new Clickable interactive rubrics. A rubric is a tool that lists evaluation criteria for an assignment. Instructors can create and apply rubrics to assignments in Blackboard. When a rubric is linked to an assignment or other gradeable feature, it can easily be accessed from within the grade center interface to make evaluating student work online easier. Rubrics enable efficient, consistent grading of manually graded student submissions. Located in the Course Tools, instructors can: Create, Copy(Import), and Edit Rubrics. Interactive Rubrics
How to Create a Blackboard Rubric 1.Sign into Blackboard 2.Get into your class where you wish to create a rubric 3.Scroll down to the Control Center and Expand the Course Tools menu 4.Select Rubrics
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How to Create a Blackboard Rubric 5.On the Rubrics page click either Create Rubric or Import Rubric
How to Create a Blackboard Rubric 6.On the Create Rubric page, fill out the following sections: Rubric Information (Section 1): Type the name of the rubric in the given text-box. A description is optional but the Rubric Name is required.
How to Create a Blackboard Rubric 7. Rubric Detail (Section 2): A Rubric grid with 3 criteria and 3 levels of achievement appear by default. To add additional rows or columns click the ADD ROW or ADD COLUMN buttons. A new row or column will be added to the grid. Notice that you can choose No Points, Points, Point Range and Percent for Rubric Type. Also, you can toggle on or off Show Criteria Weight.
How to Create a Blackboard Rubric 8.Rubric Detail (Section 2 contd.): The names of these items can be edited by clicking on the DOUBLE- DOWN ARROWS next to the name and typing in a new name in the text-box that appears. Click SAVE when you are done editing names. When you have these items ready, fill in the qualifying details for each level of proficiency. If you want to associate a range of points to be earned for each level of proficiency, click SHOW POINT RANGE and type your point values in the given text-boxes. When you are done, click SUBMIT.
How to Create a Blackboard Rubric 9.A confirmation message will appear on the screen. The rubric will be added to your list of rubrics on the Rubrics page. The rubric is ready to associate with an item in the Grade Center.
How to Import a Blackboard Rubric 1.On the Rubrics page click Import Rubric
How to Import a Blackboard Rubric 2.Indicate where you will import your file from: Either you will be importing your rubrics file from your computer or the content collection.
How to Import a Blackboard Rubric 3.Click Browse Content Collection 4.Click on TROY Content 5.Click on Institution 6.Click on Shared Rubrics Notice the file selected that had originally been imported in the rubrics file to be shared. 7.Click Submit
How to Import a Blackboard Rubric 8.Note the confirmation 9.At this point, you can click on Rubrics and Edit it a needed
Applying a Rubric in the Grade Center 1.Navigate to the Grade Center. 2.Click the Double-Down Arrows next to the name of a column in the Grade Center and select Edit Column Information from the pop-up menu that appears.
Applying a Rubric in the Grade Center 3.Scroll down until you see Associated Rubrics 4.Click on Add Rubrics 5.Choose either Select Rubric, Create New Rubric, or Create From Existing
Applying a Rubric in the Grade Center 6.If you click Select Rubric all rubrics available to you are displayed 7.Choose the rubric you wish you use 8.Click Submit
Applying a Rubric in the Grade Center 9.You will see the rubric added 10.You can Remove, View or Edit the rubric 11.You can Use for Grading or Use for Secondary Evaluation
Applying a Rubric in the Grade Center 12.Finally you can choose whether the students see the rubrics 13.And do not forget then to submit the changes you have made to the grade center column
Viewing a Rubric While Grading 1.In the Grade Center, rubrics can be accessed when grading individual students assignments 2.Click on View User Activity 3.Click on Edit Grade 4.Click on Grading Rubric 5.Click on Show Description and Show Feedback 6.Enter Grade and Feedback 7.Once Complete click on Submit and Save Grade