Create a Rubric (Ultra)

This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.


When to Use?

You can create rubrics to use as a scoring tool when evaluating graded work. Review the instructions or watch the video below to learn more.

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Rubrics can be created either from the Gradebook or when creating an assessment

Rubric Creation from the Gradebook

  • In your Gradebook, select the Settings gear icon. Then, in the Gradebook Settings panel, select Create New Rubric in the Course Rubrics section.

Rubric Creation from an Assessment

  • When creating an assessment, you will need to create your rubric before you add questions to the assessment.
  • On the assignment, test, or discussion page, select the Settings gear icon to open the Settings panel.
  • In the Additional Tools section, select Add Grading Rubric, and then select Create New Rubric.

Regardless of the starting point for creating the rubric, whether it be from the Gradebook or an assessment, a rubric is created in the following steps:

  • On the New Rubric page, give the rubric a title, and then select a Rubric Type.
  • By default, four criteria rows and four achievement-level columns appear. You can add, delete, and rename the rows and columns. Point to a cell to access the edit and delete icons. Select the Purple plus sign wherever you want to add a row or column and type a title (Note: the purple plus only appears when the mouse is in the column or row headers). If you don't want a row or column, you can delete it.
  • The criteria total percentage must equal 100%. If the percentages don't equal 100, a warning message appears at the bottom of the screen. Select Balance Criteria next to the message to auto-adjust the percentages so they equal 100. Or you can manually update the percentages as needed.
  • For the levels of achievement, one column must have a value of 100%.
  • You can align goals with rows in the rubric if you want to measure achievement against goals set by your institution. Select Align with Goals to get started (Note:  Align with Goals are generated by the department then added into Blackboard.  At this time CMU does not use the Align with Goals feature).
  • When you are finished creating your rubric, select Save.

Rubric Overview

Watch this short video on Rubric Creation to learn more.

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