Rubrics

Blackboard Learn 9.1, comes with a great new assessment tool: Interactive Rubrics.

In addition to being a top requested feature from our clients, Interactive Rubrics are a great tool to foster instructional best practices and help faculty teach more efficiently.

  • Increase Efficiency – Rubrics built right into the grading workflow with click-and-score simplicity saves you time.
  • Support Consistent and Quality Feedback – Rubrics empower educators to provide consistent evaluation and higher quality feedback to students.
  • Promote 21st Century Skills - We’ve made it easier to use essay questions, individual and group assignments, blogs, wikis and discussion boards as assessment activities which foster critical thinking and collaboration.

Blackboard has gathered rubrics from it's Blackboard community. These examples were provided by Exemplary Course Award winners as well as users from the Blackboard Idea Exchange, who helped shape the design and workflow of the new Interactive Rubric tool.

 

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Grading Rubric for Discussion Boards Karen Lynden, Business Instructor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College This rubric can be used for Discussion Boards and includes criteria such as Promptness and Initiative, Mechanics of Writing, Relevance of Post, Creating Community and Critical Thinking/Analysis. For those using this for evaluations, the levels of achievement are Below Expectations, Proficient and Exemplary which are worth 0, 1 or 2 points respectively for a potential total of 10 points. Download
Grading Rubric for Discussion Topics Michele M. Pelter, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno This rubric can be used for grading student participation in discussion boards and includes criteria such as Responsiveness, Communication, Interaction, Critical Thinking and Analysis, and Mechanics. The levels of achievement are defined as Failing, Average, Good and Exceptional and are worth .5, 1, 1.5, and 2 points respectively for a potential total of 10 points.

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Grading Rubric for Event Proposal Glaucio Scremin, Assistant Professor, Jacksonville State University This rubric can be used to evaluate an event proposal, and, in particular, judges criteria such as the Executive Summary, Revenue Generation Strategies, Promotional Plan and more. The levels of achievement are defined as Poor, Fair, Good and Excellent for a potential total of 100 points. Download
Grading Rubric for Writing Assignments Karen Lynden, Business Instructor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College This rubric can be used for Discussion Boards and includes criteria such as Reasoning and Analysis, Focus, Accuracy of Facts and Citations, MLA, and Mechanics/Organization. The levels of achievement are Below Expectations, Proficient and Exemplary which are worth 0, 1 or 2 points respectively for a potential total of 10 points. Download
Grading Rubric for Blogs John Graham, Instructional Media Director, McKendree University This rubric can be used to evaluate student engagement and proficiency in blogging. It includes criteria such as Completeness, Analysis, Spelling and Timeliness. The levels of achievement are defined as Exemplary, Proficient and Below expectations and are worth 5, 4 and 2 points respectively.

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2012 Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubrics

2012 Exemplary course Rubrics document

This award recognizes course creators whose courses demonstrate best practices in four major areas: Course Design, Interaction & Collaboration, Assessment and Learner Support. Courses are evaluated by a peer group of Blackboard clients using a rubric. Past participants have reported that the experience has improved their courses and made them stronger course designers. Tour the courses of the 2011 winners.

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