Rubrics

Create customisable marking schemes and store templates for reuse.

Linking a Rubric to an Assessment Dropbox Folder

Rubrics are an assessment tool used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are evaluated fairly and consistently.

Prior to reading this guide, please ensure that you have created an Assessment Dropbox folder. You will also need to create a rubric before attaching it to the assessment dropbox folder. View the How-to guides on Creating a Holistic Rubric or Creating an Analytic Rubric for more information.

 Below are steps to walk you through linking a Rubric to an Assessment Dropbox Folder:

This can only be done in the Master Space by the Block convener, Convener, Block Instructor or Key Block Academic. Visit User Roles Explained for more information.

VU Collaborate is currently being updated. This update will include a change to the layout of Creating an Assessment Dropbox called New Assignment create/edit experience. (See a full layout image down below for future reference).


New Dropbox Layout

If you would like to use the new layout or turn it off to use our current layout, please look for a large dropdown arrow located at the top right of the page when creating a new dropbox and select it.

Look for dropdown arrow at the top of the page

A large dropdown will appear, you can select to leave the new layout on or off by selecting Leave it on or Turn it off. Then select the dropdown button again to close the selection.

You can select leave the new layout on or off

Step One: Access Assessment Dropbox


1. Select Dropbox from the Assessments dropdown menu.

Select Assessments in the Navbar to activate the dropdown box and select Dropbox

Step Two: Edit Assessment Dropbox


1. Select the drop-down menu arrow next to the Assessment Dropbox you would like to attach the rubric to.

2. Select Edit Folder from the menu.

Select Edit Folder

Step Three: Attach a Rubric


 1. Click on the Add Rubric button in the edit folder properties tab.

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2. A pop-up window will appear. Select the rubric you wish to attach from the list and click Add Selected.

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If you do not see your rubric listed, your rubric may be listed as Draft or Archived. Please ensure that the status is Published. To check the status of your Rubric, go to the Rubrics tool, clicking on the arrow next to the rubric name and select Set Status, changing it to Published.

3. Your rubric will now be listed in the Rubrics section. Leave the Default Scoring Rubric as No Default selected.

Only one rubric can be used for each assessment. If more than one rubric is added, only one rubric result will be entered into the Gradebook.

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4. Click on Save and Close to save your changes.

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View the guide on creating an analytic rubric or creating an assessment dropbox for more information.

5. Once the rubric has been saved, the students can click on Show Rubrics to view the rubric from their dropbox.

If the rubric has been linked to a group assignment dropbox, students need to first be enrolled into a group to access the dropbox and the rubric.

Show Rubrics

New Assignment Dropbox create/edit experience layout.

6. Select Evaluation & Feedback to open the dropdown settings to showcase settings associated with Evaluation and Feedback of Assessment.

New Dropbox Layout Evaluation Feedback to open the dropdown settings to showcase the following settings

7. Select Add rubric to activate a dropdown selection. Select Add Existing to select a rubric from your collection to attach to the Assessment.

New Dropbox Layout Select Add rubric to either select a rubric from your collection or create a new one to attach

8. Tick an existing Rubric from your list and then select Add Selected to attach the rubric to the Dropbox.

You can select the Magnifying Glass icon on the right of the Rubric to view the Rubric on another page.

Tick Rubric you wish to attach and then select Add Selected

If you do not see your rubric listed, your rubric may be listed as Draft or Archived. Please ensure that the status is Published. To check the status of your Rubric, go to the Rubrics tool, clicking on the arrow next to the rubric name and select Set Status, changing it to Published.

Only one rubric can be used for each assessment. If more than one rubric is added, only one rubric result will be entered into the Gradebook.

9. Once the rubric has been inserted into the dropbox, you can select the Added Rubric to view what it will look like when evaluating a student's assessment. Simply select the Added Rubric again to minimise the viewing,

Viewing Rubric within Dropbox

10. Click on Save and Close to save your changes.

New Dropbox Layout Save and Close

View the guide on creating an analytic rubric or creating an assessment dropbox for more information.

 


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