Evaluate an Assignment Submission with a Rubric

The instructions below focus solely on evaluating submissions with a rubric. For more basic instructions for evaluating student assignments, see Add Feedback and Evaluations to Assignment Submissions.

Rubric Tip for Instructors
When an instructor uses an attached rubric to evaluate a submission within the Assignments tool, the instructor can select “Transfer rubric feedback to general feedback for the assignment submission” at the bottom of the rubric window. This will allow students to see any rubric feedback as part of their overall submission feedback in both the Assignment folder and their Grades area.

  1. On the nav bar, click the Activities menu, then select Assignments.Assignments on Nav Bar
  2. On the Assignment Submission Folders page, from the context menu of the folder you want to evaluate, click View Submissions. Note: The Assignment Folders page provides a summary of the Total Files, Unread Files, Flagged Files, and Due Date for each assignment folder. Click on a folder to navigate to its Folder Submissions page and view submitted files.
    View Submissions Assignment Folder
  3. On the Submissions page, Click the Evaluate link for a student’s submission.
    Assignments Evaluate Submission
  4. To add evaluations using an attached rubric, on the Evaluate Submission page, in the Evaluation panel, click the Assess All Rubrics icon or select the title of the rubric you wish to assess.
    Evaluate Rubrics in Assignment
    Evaluate an assignment with rubric detail
  5. The rubric will open as a pop-up window.
  6. Select the box for the level the student achieved for each criterion on your rubric. As you select levels for each criterion, the rubric will automatically save as draft and update the point total.
    Evaluate an assignment with rubric select box
  7. Optional: Instructors can click the points to modify score values. The points will display with an editable score field.
    Edit Rubric Score
  8. Optional: Click the Add Feedback link to enter qualitative feedback for a particular criterion. Feedback entered is automatically saved. Students will see rubric feedback when they view the graded rubric.
    Feedback for Rubric Criteria
  9. The Overall Score will automatically calculate based on the scores of the levels for each criterion.
    Rubric Overall Score
  10. Click Close. All scores and feedback are autosaved. Students will see the score, completed rubric, and feedback in the submission folder.
  11. In the Evaluation panel of the Evaluate Submission page, the score for the assignment will update with the rubric score.
    Rubrics Evaluation Panel Score
  12. If your submission folder is linked to a grade item, click Publish to send the score to Grades. If you wish to grade more assignments before publishing grades, click Save as Draft and return later to publish all grades at once.

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