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How do I set up Rubrics in Brightspace?


Create A Rubric

  1. From the course navigation bar, click Course Tools and select Course Admin from the drop-down.
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  2. Click RubricThis is the central location of all rubrics in your course.
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  3. Click New Rubric.
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  4. Enter a name for the rubric.
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  5. Click the Type drop-down and select the type of rubric this will be. An Analytic rubric enables you to establish multiple criterion and multiple levels of achievement.  A Holistic rubric enables you to establish multiple levels of achievement for the activity as a whole.
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  6. Based on your previous selection, continue building the rubric.  
    • Use the + icons to add additional levels to the rubric.
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    • Use the + Add Criterion option to add additional criterion to the rubric. (Analytic Only)
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    • Use the Add Criteria Group button to add additional criteria groups to the rubric. This is useful when some items of the rubric will have a different levels and/or point values.  (Analytic Only)
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  7. When you are finished creating the rubric, ensure the Status is set to Published and then click Close
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Attach A Rubric To An Assignment Or Discussion

  1. When creating or editing an assignment, click the Evaluation & Feedback section on the right, click Add Rubric, and select Add Existing from the drop-down.
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  2. When creating or editing a discussion, click the Assessment tab and then click Add Rubric.
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  3. Select the rubric from the pop-up window and click Add Selected.
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 Last Updated: 3/1/2022