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Linking a Rubric to a Learning Space Module

This guide will take you through how to link a rubric to the content in the Learning Space so that students can view the assessment rubric.

On this page:

Additional Information

 

Option One: Add a Quicklink to a Rubric on the Assessment Information module


1. In your unit space on the navbar select (1) Learning Space, from the side menu select the (2) Assessment Information module and then click inside the (3) description text area

Access assessment information module

2. Place the (1) cursor in the description area where you want to include a link to the rubric, then select the (2) Insert Quicklink icon from the toolbar.

Insert quicklink

4. Scroll down and select Rubrics, then locate and click on a rubric name to select. In this example, Assessment 1 rubric is selected.

 Select rubric

5. The (1) rubric link will now be displayed in the location you have chosen. To add other rubrics, click to select the next location and repeat the process. 

View inserted link

After you complete, click on Update to apply changes.

update btn

 

 

Option Two: Add a Quicklink to a Rubric on an Assessment page


Go to the Assessment Information module

1. In your unit space on the navbar select Learning Space, then from the side menu select the Assessment Information module.

Here, you can create Assessment pages to provide instructions and details for each assessment.

 

Create a new Assessment Information page

2. Click on the New tab and select New Document.

Create new document       

3. When creating a new document, you have an option to select an existing HTML content template. These templates provide a good content structure to ensure that online and accessibility standards are met. For example, you can Select a Document Template, from the selection list, or Browse for a Template, to search for another template already in the space.

For these instructions, we will select a Document Template.

Enter a (1) title name, then from the (2) Select a Document Template dropdown list, select (3) 03. Assessment Page.

Select document template assessment page

4. In your HTML template, place your cursor in the area where you need to insert the rubric link.

With Assessment Page, go to the Assessment Criteria section and select and delete the text (1) Insert Quicklink to Rubric Here, then select (2) Quicklinks.

b3 insert quicklink to the rubric

5. Select the (1) Rubrics, then (2) choose the rubric that you want to have linked.

Select rubric

6. The Rubric Quicklink (1) Assessment 1: Creative Work in blue, shows up with the rubric title. 

View rubric quicklink

For more information on using HTML content templates, refer to this guide: Using HTML Content Templates.

7. When complete, select Save and Close. 

save and close

 

 

How do students view the rubric?

Students select the Assessment Information page

Student view of assessment information web page

Then select the (1) rubric link under the Assessment Criteria section.

Student view of rubric link

Students can also right-click on the rubric title and then select Open link in a new tab, so the rubric presents as the picture below.

c3 open rubric in a new window

student view after clicking on rubric quicklink

 

Troubleshooting if students cannot access the rubric


Before adding assessment rubrics to your Learning Space Module, ensure that the rubric is visible and accessible to students. Follow the steps below to check if your rubric is visible:

Troubleshooting checks

  • 3.1. Check if the Rubric Visibility setting is set as Visible to students. 
  • 3.2. Check if the rubric is attached to the assessment Dropbox or Discussion
  • 3.3. Check if the Assessment Dropbox or Discussion is visible to students
  • 3.4. If it's a group submission, check that students have been enrolled into the associated groups.

 

3.1. Check if the Rubric Visibility setting is set as Visible to students. 

1. Navigate to Rubrics from the Assessments tab.

 screen 1 access to rubrics

2. Click on the rubric name that you would like to edit. 

Select the Rubric Title

3. In the Edit Rubric window, scroll down and expand the Options at the bottom of the page. Then, in the Rubric Visibility setting, make sure the Rubric is visible to students is selected.

screen 1.1 rubric visibility options 

 

3.2. Check if the rubric is attached to the assessment Dropbox or Discussion

These guides can assist you in checking and linking the rubric into dropbox or discussion:
Linking a Rubric to an Assessment Dropbox Folder
Using Discussions

 

3.3. Check if the Assessment Dropbox or Discussion is visible to students 

1. Ensure both relevant dropboxes and discussions are not hidden from the students. You can check them through the eye icon.

An example of Assessment 1 Dropbox is hidden from the students.

screen 3 check dropbox visibility

An example of Assessment Discussion Forum and Assessment 3 Topic is hidden from the students.

screen 3.1 check discussion visibility

2. You can change this setting by clicking on the dropdown option next to the assessment name and selecting Make Visible to Users.

screen 3.2 change visibility of dropbox

 

3.4. If it's a group submission, check that students have been enrolled into the associated groups.

 

 


Further Support

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