Step 1: Begin the Assessment Creation

  • Select Assessments from the left.
  • Select Create Assessment.
  • Select the Rubric assessment option.
  • Enter the Assessment Name, Assessment Type, and desired Grading Scale. Note: The grading scale for the assessment will be locked, but you can clone the assessment to change the grading scale from points to non-points and non-points to non-points.

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Step 2: Add Descriptors

A rubric assessment will need to have at least one descriptor.

  • Enter a descriptor title (200 character limit).
  • Enter the description of the descriptor (1000 character limit).
  • Link a standard (optional) - the language of the linked standard will automatically generate as part of the description. Deleting the language of the standard will not unlink the standard!
  • Determine point values for each descriptor (if you are using a standards-based grading scale, this step is not needed, as the performance level titles will automatically generate).
  • Enter the descriptions of each performance level. (500 character limit).
  • Repeat the process with any remaining descriptors you with to add by clicking Add Descriptor.

HINT - want to "duplicate" the descriptors to save time? Use the Descriptor Bank!

Descriptor Bank:

Each time you create a Descriptor, it will be automatically added to your descriptor bank. When adding the Descriptor Title, you can type the first 3 characters of the descriptor to find ones that you have already created, starting with those 3 characters!


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Step 3: Attach Document(s) - if needed

These attachments are viewable by the student when they open up the rubric assessment.
You can attach many file types to your Rubric Assessment:

  • Upload File: Teachers and students can browse and upload documents, videos, photos or other files stored on their device. This includes videos or photos in the camera roll on iOS.
  • Link: a link to a web resource.
  • Photo: Upload a photo from your device's hard drive.
  • Video: recorded live from your device, or from your device's hard drive.
  • YouTube: Attach a link from a Youtube video.
  • Audio: recorded live from their microphone, or from their device's hard drive.
  • Google Drive: add resources already in the student's Google Drive.
  • Microsoft OneDrive: add resources already in the student's Microsoft OneDrive.

For more information on Google Doc sharing please click HERE.

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Step 4: Preview the Rubric Assessment

If you'd like to preview your assessment, just select Preview from the ellipsis on your draft assessments page.

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