Learn@UW - Use of Rubrics for Course Tools Requires Competencies Setup

If you are using Rubrics and any course tools in the Learning Environment (e.g., Grades, Quizzing, Dropbox, Discussions, and others), you will need to do some 'setup' for Competencies, even though you are not using the Competencies tool. Without this 'setup' you will not be able to use your Rubrics in any of the course tools.

It is a known issue that the use of Rubrics in course tools is tied to Competencies even though Competencies are not being used.

First, for each Rubric, the option to allow associations with Competencies needs to be turned on if you want to use the Rubric with any course tools (e.g., Quizzing, Dropbox, Grades) in the Learning Environment.

From the Rubrics tool, select Edit Properties from the drop-down by the Rubric name. Then, check the box by "Competencies" under "Allow new associations in" in the "Advanced Availability" section.

Allow associations with competencies

If the box is unchecked, the Rubric does not appear in the list of available rubrics to select from within other course tools.

Second, certain permissions will need to be enabled for the Competencies tool. If you do not see the control to add a Rubric to a course tool, a Competency permission may not be set. Contact your local support staff.

Note: When the permissions are set, you will see an 'Objective' tabbed page in the interfaces for managing course tools.  Ignore this tabbed page if your are not using Competencies.


For Site Administrators Only

If users of a role do not see the control to add a Rubric to a course tool, the following permissions under "Competencies" must be set in "Roles and Permissions" at the "Course Offering" level:
  • See Competencies
  • Manage Competencies
  • Create New Activities
Competencies permissions



Keywords:brightspace learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn rubrics competency permission association known issue setup   Doc ID:20314
Owner:Susan D.Group:Learn@UW Utility
Created:2011-09-19 09:11 CDTUpdated:2015-05-22 11:06 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison, Learn@UW Utility
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