Quick Guide - Creating a Custom Points Analytic Rubric



Before you start creating rubrics within MyCourses, you might want to review the information on Writing Effective Rubrics page. It is also important to not create your rubric until you have it mapped out with the levels, criteria, and descriptions written out. Using Word is the best tool to complete this task. It is much easier mapping out your rubric than trying to create it from scratch within MyCourses.


This tutorial will show you how to create a custom points based analytic rubric. This means the point values are different for each level and criteria. If you want to have same point values for each criteria, you need to create a Points Rubric. An analytic rubric breaks performance into multiple criteria. You assess each criterion separately, resulting in an overall assessment score. Each criterion uses the same point values with a points based scoring method and the points are added up for each criterion to determine the level archived by the student.


Video Tutorial:

Creating a Custom Points Analytic Rubric (7:04)


Step-by-Step Tutorial:

  1. Click the Edit Course Tab on the Navbar.
  2. Click on Rubrics.
  3. Remember that you should have your Rubric mapped out completely before you get to this stage.
    1. Click New Rubric.
    2. Enter a Name.
    3. Select a Rubric Status from the drop-down list. NOTE - Keep the Status as Draft as you create the rubric.
    4. Select "Analytic" from the Rubric Type drop-down list.
    5. Select how many achievement levels you want the rubric to have in the Initial # of Levels field. NOTE - Remember to use your completed mapped out rubric as your reference.
    6. Select how many criteria you want to break your evaluation down by in the Initial # of Criteria field. NOTE - Remember to use your completed mapped out rubric as your reference.
    7. Select Custom Points from the Scoring Method drop-down list.
    8. Click the Levels and Criteria tab.
    9. In the Criteria context menu   click Edit Criterion Group.
    10. Enter the name of each level of assessment (ex. Excellent - Poor).
    11. Enter the name of of each criteria.
    12. Click Save.
    13. Click Edit Level from the context menu  of a level you want to modify.
    14. Enter a Edit Level.
    15. Enter the custom point value for each criteria. NOTE - The point values represent the weight of each of criteria.
    16. Enter a Description of what is required to achieve the level for each criterion. NOTE - Remember to use your completed mapped out rubric as your reference.
    17. Enter a standard Feedback for each level. Standard feedback appears to users who achieve the level, and it is an easy way to communicate a rubric's evaluation methodology. 
    18. Click Save.
    19. Repeat Steps 16-21 for each level.
    20. Click the context menu  next to Overall Score.
    21. Click Edit Levels.
    22. Give a name for each performance level and a minimum score to achieve for each level. NOTE - You will need to figure out the math for this part. For example, if the level is 25 points and you have 4 criteria, the most the student could achieve for that level would be 100 points. You need to decide what the minimum score will be to achieve that level.
    23. Click Save.
    24. The level order is from high to low by default. If you would like to change that order, click on the Reverse Level Order above the rubric table.
    25. Click Close when you are done.

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