D2L - Grading with a rubric (UW-Madison)
UW-Madison is adopting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system, and discontinuing support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and Moodle. Access to D2L and Moodle will permanently end June 1, 2018. For information about retaining materials from D2L or Moodle, please refer to this document.
A rubric allows for easy grading while giving students clear criteria. This document explains the process of grading with a rubric. See these docs for an overview or for information on creating a rubric or attaching a rubric to an assignment.
Grading with a rubric to some degree differs by the type of assignment being graded.
When grading a dropbox submission with an attached rubric, click on the rubric name or green icon to open the grading window. Select the appropriate level for each criteria by clicking in its description box.
Note that the score or feedback text can be changed for any criteria by clicking the pencil in the "Score and Feedback" field.
Feedback that was entered during the rubric creation process or under "score and feedback" can be automatically entered into the dropbox feedback text if the "Transfer rubric feedback to general feedback for the assignment" box is checked. When finished, click Save and Record.
Rubrics for grade items are only visible on the individual item's grading screen. From the Enter Grades gradebook view find the column for the grade item the rubric is to be attached to. Select Edit from the dropdown arrow for the desired grade item. Scroll down until the button "Add Rubric" appears. From that button chose a pre-existing rubric or create a new rubric. Go back to the Enter Grades gradebook view. Choose the drop down menu for the grade item again. This time, click on "Grade All." Next, click the rubric icon in the "Assessment" column to grade each student's rubric. Click Save for each student's rubric, and for the grade item when complete.
Remember that using rubrics in "Grades" is suggested for adding assessing quizzes, and survey tools (students cannot see the rubrics used in these tools, due to a Desire2Learn bug).
Recall that the ePortfolio must be accessed through a course Navbar link in order for available rubrics to be displayed. If assessment permissions have been granted by the ePortfolio item creator, the rubric should appear in the review/assessment screen of the ePortfolio item.