Quick Guide - Creating a Text Only 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 text only analytic rubric. This means each level and criteria are assessed by text only. This type of rubric is not used for scoring the students work. It is primary used for feedback only. For example, levels could be poor, good, and excellent. 


Video Tutorial:

Creating a Text Based Analytic Rubric (4:54)


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. Click Edit Criterion from the context menu  of a criterion you want to modify.
    10. Enter a Criterion Name.
    11. 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.
    12. 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. 
    13. Click Save.
    14. Repeat Steps 12-16 for each criterion.
    15. Click the context menu  next to Overall Score.
    16. Click Edit Levels.
    17. Give a name for each performance level.
    18. Click Save.
    19. In the Criteria context menu   click Edit Criterion Group.
    20. Enter the name of each level of assessment (ex. Excellent - Poor).
    21. Click Save.
    22. Click Close when you are done.

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