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 by changing the "Scoring & Evaluation" drop-down to "Rubric."  This will open up your library, where you can select a Rubric you previously created or you can create a new Rubric by clicking "+Rubric" at the bottom.


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" Rubric_Copy.png button at the top right corner of the element you wish to duplicate, and the copy will appear beneath it, ready to customize. Click on any textbox (including numeric point values) to edit the text.


Previewing and saving the Rubric

At any time, you can click the "Preview" button at the top 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 that has been added to an activity, you cannot have any graded submissions within the activity.  If you haven't graded anything in that activity, open the Activity Settings and locate the rubric. Then click the "Edit" pencil icon.


Editing Graded Rubrics

If you have already graded with your rubric and wish to edit it, you must remove the graded rubric on each student submission before editing or replacing the rubric.

To edit a rubric in your Library, open the Library, locate the rubric, click the ellipses next to the rubric you want to edit, and click "Edit."

If the rubric has been used in previous activities, you may be prompted to create a copy. 

Participant Rubrics

Here's what you need to know about participant (or student) rubrics:

  • They allow participants to evaluate their peers or themselves using a rubric provided by the Owner/Instructor.  This rubric can be different from, or the same as, the scoring rubric used by the Owner.
  • Participant scores are visible to the Owner/Instructor, both individually and as an averaged score.
  • Participants 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.
  • Participant evaluation points are not tallied with the instructor's evaluation score.

To add a participant rubric to an assignment, simply click "+Participant Rubric" in the Feedback section of the Activity Settings. 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. The icon with a person in front of a whiteboard indicates a Reviewer or Owner role, while the individual icon indicates a Participant/student role for that user.


Please Note

Only one Owner rubric and one Participant rubric can be attached to an assignment.

Rubric FAQ

Can I include participant rubric scores in my final evaluation?

While GoReact doesn't include student rubric scores in the overall 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 Owner/Instructor rubric.  Then enter the average student score as the point value on the assignment 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.

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