Add a Rubric to a Grade Item





Rubrics are used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are evaluated fairly and consistently. Rubrics can be attached to Dropboxes, Quizzes, Discussions, and Grade items. Rubrics only need to be attached directly to the grade item if that grade item is not already attached to a Discussion, Dropbox, or Quiz with a rubric. For example, grade items where the student is handing in a hard copy of their work but the faculty member would like to enter the grade into the MyCourses gradebook. The rubric will be available to the student after it is graded.


  1. Click on Grades
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the grade item 
  3. Click Edit Grade Item
  4. Click Add Rubric
  5. Check the box next to the Rubric you would like to attach 
  6. Click Add Selected
  7. Click Save and Close

Additional Resources

Have Questions? Contact the OLS iTech team at or call 727-341-3500 (Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern) or the SPC Helpdesk at 727-791-2795 or during nights and weekends.

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