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Rubrics

Create customisable marking schemes and store templates for reuse.

Creating an Analytic Rubric

Analytic rubrics allow you to grade assessment tasks such as a dropbox submission or a discussion post based on a pre-defined set of criteria. Levels of performance are displayed in columns and the assessment criteria are displayed in rows. Analytic rubrics may use points, customs points or text-only (no score) scoring methods. Points standardise the values for all criteria listed in the rubric. Custom points allow you to nominate different values for different criteria, giving you complete flexibility. For both points and custom points, an overall score is provided based on the total number of points achieved.

It is best that you have a fully designed rubric for your assessment before creating it within VU Collaborate. For tips on creating rubrics refer to this article on 5 Ways to Create Great Rubrics.

To see a short video on How to Create an Analytic Rubric, see the video below:

 

 

 

Step One: Access the Rubrics


1. From the navbar select Assessments, then Rubrics.

access to rubrics

Step Two: Create a New Rubric


Click New Rubric.

new rubric

Step Three: Review the Rubric Properties


1. Enter a Name for your rubric, using the same name as the associated assessment dropbox and grade item.
2. Your progress will be automatically saved as you go as marked by the "✔ Saved" notification.
3. Keep the default rubric properties for Type as Analytic, and Scoring as Custom Points.

rubric name 

Scoring methods 

  • Custom Points - each criterion can have a different value (i.e. Criterion 1: 10 points and Criterion 2: 20 points)
  • Points - all criteria have the same value (i.e. Criterion 1: 10 points and Criterion 2: 10 points). 
  • No Score is where the levels are indicated by Text Only. For example, three performance levels for a rubric can be "Poor", "Good", and "Excellent".

 

Step Four: Define the Rubric Performance Levels and Criteria


Performance levels

To edit the performance levels

  1. Select the Add new level (+ icon) to add a new performance level column 
  2. Select the Delete bin icon to remove a performance level column
  3. Click the text field and enter the performance level names
    • Full Marks and 5 Mid-Point levels:
      Full Marks, HD (80-100%), D (70-79%), C (60-69%), P (50-59%), N (0-49%)
    • Full marks and 3 Mid-Point levels:
      Full Marks, D/HD (70-100%), P/C (50-69%), N (0-49%)
  4. Use the left and right arrows to scroll to view all levels 

performance levels edit

An example of Full Marks and 5 Mid-Point levels 
This rubric uses the VU Grading Scheme, with the following levels: Full Marks, HD (80-100%), D (70-79%), C (60-69%), P (50-59%), N (0-49%)

performance levels

 

Criteria

To edit the criteria

  • Enter the criterion name and description (1)
  • Select the drag icon (2) to change the row order 
  • Select actions (...) to copy or delete (3) a criterion row 
  • Click Add Criterion (4) to add a new criterion row 
  • Add the criterion value (5)
  • Enter the criterion score for each level, in this example, the mid-point (7.5 points) (6), is entered for the level range (0-14.9 points) 
    NOTE: the left-most column (Full Marks), needs to be the same as the criterion value 
  • Enter the description required to achieve each level of the criterion, and include the score range i.e. (0-14.9 points) (7)
  • Enter initial feedback (8) for each level 

criterion

 

Descriptions help evaluators determine which level best reflects an assessment criterion.
The more detailed the descriptions, the more consistent evaluations will be. 

 

When editing the descriptions, the HTML editor has the following options: BoldItalic, bullet lists and Insert Stuff (links etc.,). 
You can also click on the Fullscreen button located on the right to expand the editor. Re-click on the same button to go back.

html editor

5. If you would like to add a new criteria group to the rubric click on Add Criteria Group below the existing group. 

add criteria group button

 

Step Five: Prescribe an Overall Score


The overall score provides students with a level or grade that they have achieved in their assessment. 

 

Overall Score

1. Enter the Level names. These should be the same as the level names you have used at the top of the rubric.

    • Full Marks and 5 levels:
      Full Marks, High Distinction (80-100%), Distinction (70-79%), Credit (60-69%), Pass (50-59%), Fail (0-49%)
    • Full marks and 3 levels:
      Full Marks, Distinction/High Distinction (70-100%), Pass/Credit (50-69%), Fail (0-49%)

2. Enter the Start Range for your level. This should be the minimum score for the level.

3. Optionally, enter a description for achieving the performance level.

overall score edit 

Step Six: Review the Rubric Options


 In most cases, there is no reason to change the default options. To review these settings, scroll to the bottom of the page and expand the Options.

Click the options header or arrow to expand

 

Step Seven: Publish the Rubric


For your rubric to be used with an assessment item it must be published. Ensure that all information entered is correct, and then move on to the next step.

1. Scroll to the top of the page and from the Status drop-down menu select Published.

publish rubric

close button

If additional changes need to be made to a published rubric, you can change the status back to draft up until it has been used for grading.
Once grading has commenced you will have to make a copy of the rubric.

 

Print or save as a PDF


1. From the Edit Rubric title select Preview, to open the rubric in a new window.

From Edit Rubric, select Preview

2. Click Print Rubric.

Select the print icon above the rubric

3. Select a printer or select Save as PDF.

select a printer or pdf

Click Save.

Click save

 

Points Allocation/Range Guide for an Analytic Rubric


 

Full Marks and Five (5) Mid-Points

Full MarksHDHD Point RangeDD Point RangeCC Point RangePP Point RangeNN Point Range
5 4.5 (4 - 4.9 points) 3.8 (3.5 - 3.9 points) 3.3 (3 - 3.4 points) 2.8 (2.5 - 2.9 points) 1.3 (0 - 2.4 points)
10 9 (8 - 9.9 points) 7.5 (7 - 7.9 points) 6.5 (6 - 6.9 points) 5.5 (5 - 5.9 points) 2.5 (0 - 4.9 points)
15 13.5 (12 - 14.9 points) 11.3 (10.5 - 11.9 points) 9.8 (9 - 10.4 points) 8.3 (7.5 - 8.9 points) 3.8 (0 - 7.4 points)
20 18 (16 - 19.9 points) 15 (14 - 15.9 points) 13 (12 - 13.9 points) 11 (10 - 11.9 points) 5 (0 - 9.9 points)
25 22.5 (20 - 24.9 points) 18.8 (17.5 - 19.9 points) 16.3 (15 - 17.4 points) 13.8 (12.5 - 14.9 points) 6.3 (0 - 12.4 points)
30 27 (24 - 29.9 points) 22.5 (21 - 23.9 points) 19.5 (18 - 20.9 points) 16.5 (15 - 17.9 points) 7.5 (0 - 14.9 points)
35 31.5 (28 - 34.9 points) 26.3 (24.5 - 27.9 points) 22.8 (21 - 24.4 points) 19.3 (17.5 - 20.9 points) 8.8 (0 - 17.4 points)
40 36 (32 - 39.9 points) 30 (28 - 31.9 points) 26 (24 - 27.9 points) 22 (20 - 23.9 points) 10 (0 - 19.9 points)
45 40.5 (36 - 44.9 points) 33.8 (31.5 - 35.9 points) 29.3 (27 - 31.4 points) 24.8 (22.5 - 26.9 points) 11.3 (0 - 22.4 points)
50 45 (40 - 49.9 points) 37.5 (35 - 39.9 points) 32.5 (30 - 34.9 points) 27.5 (25 - 29.9 points) 12.5 (0 - 24.9 points)
55 49.5 (44 - 54.9 points) 41.3 (38.5 - 43.9 points) 35.8 (33 - 38.4 points) 30.3 (27.5 - 32.9 points) 13.8 (0 - 27.4 points)
60 54 (48 - 59.9 points) 45 (42 - 47.9 points) 39 (36 - 41.9 points) 33 (30 - 35.9 points) 15 (0 - 29.9 points)
65 58.5 (52 - 64.9 points) 48.8 (45.5 - 51.9 points) 42.3 (39 - 45.4 points) 33.8 (32.5 - 38.9 points) 16.3 (0 - 32.4 points)
70 63 (56 - 69.9 points) 52.5 (49 - 55.9 points) 45.5 (42 - 48.9 points) 38.5 (35 - 41.9 points) 17.5 (0 - 34.9 points)

 

Full Marks and Three (3) Mid-Points

Full MarksHD/DHD/D Point RangeC/PC/P Point RangeNN Point Range
5 4.3 (3.5 - 4.9 points) 3 (2.5 - 3.4 points) 1.3 (0 - 2.4 points)
10 8.5 (7 - 9.9 points) 6 (5 - 6.9 points) 2.5 (0 - 4.9 points)
15 12.8 (10.5 - 14.9 points) 9 (7.5 - 10.4 points) 3.8 (0 - 7.4 points)
20 17 (14 - 19.9 points) 12 (10 - 13.9 points) 5 (0 - 9.9 points)
25 21.3 (17.5 - 24.9 points) 15 (12.5 - 17.4 points) 6.3 (0 - 12.4 points)
30 25.5 (21 - 29.9 points) 18 (15 - 20.9 points) 7.5 (0 - 14.9 points)
35 29.8 (24.5 - 34.9 points) 21 (17.5 - 24.4 points) 8.8 (0 - 17.4 points)
40 34 (28 - 39.9 points) 24 (20 - 27.9 points) 10 (0 - 19.9 points)
45 38.3 (31.5 - 44.9 points) 27 (22.5 - 31.4 points) 11.3 (0 - 22.4 points)
50 42.5 (35 - 49.9 points) 30 (25 - 34.9 points) 12.5 (0 - 24.9 points)
55 46.8 (38.5 - 54.9 points) 33 (27.5 - 38.4 points) 13.8 (0 - 27.4 points)
60 51 (42 - 59.9 points) 36 (30 - 41.9 points) 15 (0 - 29.9 points)
65 55.3 (45.5 - 64.9 points) 39 (32.5 - 45.4 points) 16.3 (0 - 32.4 points)
70 59.5 (49 - 69.9 points) 42 (35 - 48.9 points) 17.5 (0 - 34.9 points)

When creating a rubric, the left-most column must include the highest value attainable. All other levels are set at the starting point or a mid-point score. 
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