Creating a Rubric
Watch a short video on creating rubrics or review more in-depth information below.
What are Rubrics?
Rubrics are customizable evaluations that can be completed within GoReact as you critique videos. Rubrics can be reused on multiple activities and can be shared with others in your organization, if you choose.
Rubrics can contain categories of items, will auto-score totals, and more. The following Rubric element types are available:
- Individual element (possible points for an item)
- Checkbox element (points earned/deducted when an item is checked)
- Numeric scale (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 rating)
- Qualitative scale (i.e. Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent)
- Text response (open text box item)
- Category and overall totals
How do I set up a Rubric?
While creating or editing an Activity, you can add a Rubric in the Activity Settings.
To add a rubric, click the "+ Rubric" button. This will open up your library, where you can select a Rubric you previously created or you can create a new Rubric by clicking "+New Rubric."
Working with Rubric elements
When creating or editing a Rubric, you'll see the Rubric canvas. The area on the right is where you'll build your rubric template. On the left is a "palette" of element types that you can drag onto your canvas to customize it.
You can add as many categories and individual elements as you like. If you are using it as a scoring rubric, enter the points for each element and the rubric will automatically track the overall points for you.
If you have an element you'd like to copy, such as a numeric or qualitative scale that you use repeatedly, just click the "Copy" button at the top right corner of the element you wish to duplicate, and the copy will appear beneath it, ready to customize.
Previewing and saving the Rubric
At any time, you can click the "Preview" button to see how your rubric will look. Click "Close Preview" to return to the editor.
Once your Rubric is complete, click "Save & Close." Your Rubric is saved and ready to use!
Auto-save note:Please note that the rubric editor auto-saves continuously, so you'll never lose your work.
Editing a Rubric
To edit a rubric already in use, select the activity it's attached to and click "Edit Activity" at the top right. Then click the "Edit Rubric" button on the right side of the activity settings page. (See **Caution** below.)
To edit a rubric in your Library, click the "Library" button on the top of your Dashboard (or bottom right in an LMS), select the "Rubrics" tab on the left, and then click the "Edit Rubric" button on the right.
From here you can start editing. Once you make your first edit, a pop-up window will ask you if you want to "Apply to ALL" instances of this rubric or to "Save a New a Copy".
Caution when changing a rubric
If you edit and save a Rubric that is already in use, those edits will be applied to all previously graded video submissions. This may result in some unanticipated consequences with point totals or other elements no longer matching the score, so you may want to save the edited rubric as a new copy.
Here's what instructors and students need to know about student rubrics:
- They allow students to evaluate their peers or themselves using a rubric provided by the instructor. This rubric can be different from, or the same as, the instructor rubric.
- Student scores are visible to the instructor, both individually and as an averaged score.
- Students can see their own evaluations on any video submission, but will only see peers' evaluations on their own video. To encourage qualitative feedback, peer scores will not be displayed.
- Student evaluation points are not tallied with the instructor's evaluation score.
To add a student rubric to an activity, simply check the box for Self Evaluation, Peer Evaluation or both in the Activity Settings panel. Then add or create your rubric as outlined above.
Once evaluations are added to a video submission, they will be displayed in a drop-down menu on the feedback panel. Instructors will see all evaluations and scores, while students will only see their own evaluations. The icon next to each name in the dropdown list indicates whether an evaluation is from an instructor, reviewer, or a peer. The graduate's cap icon indicates instructor and TA evaluators while the people icon indicates student evaluators.
Can I include student rubric scores in my final evaluation?
While GoReact doesn't include student rubric scores in the instructor evaluation score, here are a couple of options if you would like to use student scores:
- Create a point element in the instructor rubric. When peer evaluations are complete, enter the average score provided in the evaluations drop-down menu.
- If you'd rather use peer scores only, add a peer rubric but don't add an instructor rubric. Then enter the average student score as the point value on the activity itself or weight that score with your own.
How do I use a Rubric?
When you play back a video, you will see a "Rubrics" tab on the feedback panel on the right. Click that tab, and then you may fill out the rubric.