Blackboard: How to use a rubric to grade in classroom work that is not turned in electronically in Blackboard

a quick tutorial on how to use a rubric to grade in classroom work that is not turned in electronically in Blackboard

You can also associate a rubric with any non-calculated Grade Center column. For example, you can associate a rubric with a manually created column for class participation and use the rubric to grade participation. Access a column's menu and select Edit Column Information.


To associate a rubric, access the Add Rubric menu and choose one of these options:

  • Select Rubric from those you've created

  • Create New Rubric opens a window so that you can create a rubric

  • Create from Existing uses an existing rubric as a template to create a new rubric

In the Type column, you can designate a rubric as Used for Grading or Used for Secondary Evaluation. If you associate multiple rubrics, you can use only one as the primary grading rubric.


Show rubric to students showing with options of


Show Rubric to Students has four options for rubric visibility:

  • No: Students can't view the rubric

  • Yes (With Rubric Scores): Students can view the rubric when you make the item available, including possible point or percentage values

  • Yes (Without Rubric Scores): Students can view the rubric when you make the item available, but they can't see the possible point or percentage values

  • After Grading: Students can view the rubric only after you've finished grading their submissions

Now that our rubric is associated with the gradebook column, we can begin to grade:
  1. Go to the Grade Center area of the Control Panel and then select Full Grade Center

  2. Identify the column for the assignment.

  3. Click on the contextual arrow for the field that corresponds to the student’s row and submission.

  4. Select View Grade Details

  5. At the next screen, the rubric button should be available next to the field where we would manually enter a score. Instead of doing this, we’ll click the View Rubric button to open the grading interface

  6. The rubric will open in a pop-up window. Evaluate the student with the rubric and save. The pop-up window will close and the score should populate the previously blank field for the column

  7. Enter any additional feedback. Save the grade and move on to the next student




Keywords:How to use a rubric to grade in classroom work that is not turned in electronically in Blackboard   Doc ID:85737
Owner:Jessica M.Group:Washington State University - Vancouver
Created:2018-09-19 16:48 CDTUpdated:2018-10-29 12:52 CDT
Sites:Washington State University, Washington State University - Vancouver
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