Bubble Sheets have two available question types: Multiple Choice and Rubric. This article will describe the process of adding Rubric Questions to your Bubble Sheet Assessment.

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Step 1: Select Rubric when adding a new question.


Step 2: Understand the rubric question logistics

If using the POINTS GRADING SCALE:

  • The number of "options" for points will match the number of Answer Options.
  • In this example, there are 3 answer options: 0 points, 1 point, or 2 points. This question is worth a total of 2 points.
  • CAUTION: If you change the number of answer options, it will change for all questions on the assessment.

If using a STANDARDS-BASED GRADING SCALE

  • The number of answer options is pre-determined by the grading scale chosen, therefore, the number of answer options can't be changed.
  • For example, if your grading scales has 4 levels (Mastery, Near Mastery, Approaching Mastery, Not at Mastery), there will be 4 answer options.
  • The bubbles will still be have labels of 0, 1, 2, 3. In the example mentioned previously, 0 would stand for Not at Mastery, 1 would stand for Approaching Mastery, and so on.


Step 3: Edit the rubric question (optional)

  • When clicking Edit, you will see the following options:

From this screen, you can...

  • Add work space and format that work space.
  • For reference, see the image below for the size of small and large sections:
  • The image above shows blank work spaces in both small (left), and large (right). Choosing Lines or Grid will encompass the same amount of space. If you choose Lines, the small will have 5 lines, while the large will have 10 lines. If you choose Grid, the small will have a 21 x 5 grid, while the large will have a 21 x 10 grid.
  • Add custom point values (points-based only).

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ IF YOU USE CUSTOM POINT VALUES

In the example shown above: 

  • This rubric question is now worth 6 points instead of 3. When grading, you will have the option to award the student 0, 2, 4, or 6 points.
  • GradeCam will still calculate the grade based on the 0, 1, 2, 3 grading scale, BUT the Otus Gradebook WILL calculate based on the 0, 2, 4, 6 grading scale.

What this means for you:

Know that if you change the grading scale of a rubric question, GradeCam will not display the correct total percentage, but the Otus Gradebook WILL display the correct total percentage. This is a GradeCam limitation, rather than an Otus limitation.

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