NOTES:

  • A rubric inserted in the Discussions “Assessment” area cannot be viewed in the Grades area.
  • Students cannot see the scored rubric in Discussions.
  • Students can only be see the *unscored* rubric in Discussions, just above the Topic title.
  • Overall, inserting a rubric in the Discussions area under “Assessment” is not recommended.
  • Rubrics can be linked to multiple grade items.

To assess discussions using a rubric, we recommend:

  • adding “Rubrics” to your navigation bar so that students can see the rubric, and
  • placing the rubric in your linked grade item in the D2L gradebook.

Here’s how to use rubrics to assess Discussion posts:

Add Rubric to Grade Item

1. Click on [Grades] in the navigation bar.

2. Click on [Manage Grades].

3. Click on the name of the grade item for your discussion assignment.

4. Under grading, click [Add Rubric].

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Select the Rubric from the list, and click [Add Selected].

6.  Click [Save].

Link Discussion Topic to Grade Item

7.  Click [Discussions] in the main navigation bar.

8.  Find the Topic you wish to assess. Beside the title of the Topic, click the [small inverted triangle] to reveal the dropdown menu.

9.  Click [Edit Topic] in the dropdown menu.

10. Click the [Assessment] tab.

11. Click the dropdown menu under “Grade Item” to select the appropriate grade item to be linked to the Topic.

Link_Topic_to_Grade_Item

12. Type the number of possible points in the “Score out of” field.

13. Click [Save and Close].

Assess Discussion Posts and Enter Grade

14. Click [Grades] in the main navigation bar.

15. Click on the small inverted triangle beside the appropriate grade item.

16. Choose [Grade All] in the dropdown menu.

Assess_Discussions_from_Grades

17. Click the colorful icon in the [Submission] column to read any student’s aggregated posts in the linked Topic.

18. Click the yellow ruler icon under the [Assessment] column to score the rubric.

19. Manually enter the score into the [Grade] column — scoring the rubric will NOT automatically enter the grade.

20. You may choose to leave comments in the [Feedback] column.


After you score the rubrics, students will be able to view them when they go into their gradebook.