Creating a rubric can set proper expectations for your students. This short tutorial will show you the basics.

  1. Competency (Objective)
  2. Performance Tasks (Range)
  3. Criteria (Degree)

You’ll want to start with the competency, then you will find that your rubric will just flow right together with the performance tasks, and the criteria.

Competency or Objective:

What is the ultimate goal of this project. What is it that the student will have learned when the instruction is complete? This is the area where you will state the ultimate goal or objective. For example:

Competency: “Learners will be able to effectively teach online using Blackboard. ”

Performance Tasks or Range:

This component of the rubric defines the process or product that will provide evidence of learning the competency from above.

Performance Task: “Create an online course using Blackboard”

Criteria or Degree:

This is where you will list the criteria, or specific characteristics that will tell you that the learner has met expectations for the performance task above.

Criteria:

  • Student is able to navigate effectively inside of Blackboard.
  • Student will be able to scan at least two images to post inside of their class.
  • Student will be able to create and edit discussion board items inside of Blackboard.
  • Student will be able to create quizzes and exams inside of Blackboard.
  • etc. etc. etc.

After you have the 3 sections above complete, you can plug it into any kind of rubric template and give it to your students and use it as your grading tool. Students will now know what is expected of them and you can justify your grade through the rubric.

Course:

Online Teaching 101

Competency:

Learners will be able to effectively teach online using Blackboard.

Performance Task Description:

Create an online course using Blackboard

 

 

Criterion

Yes

Yes, But

No, But

No

4

3

2

1

Able to navigate to 8 out of 10 given areas of Blackboard. Able to navigate to 6-7 out of 10 given areas of Blackboard. Able to navigate to 4-5 out of 10 given areas of Blackboard. Able to navigate to 3 or less out of 10 given areas of Blackboard.
Able to use the available “tools” to add and setup 6 or more course components. Able to use the available “tools” to add and setup 5 or more course components. Able to use the available “tools” to add and setup 4 or more course components. Able to use the available “tools” to add and setup 3 or less course components.
etc. etc. etc. etc.

 

Grading Criteria:
15-16 — 4.0
13-14 — 3.0
11-12 — 2.0
9-10 — 1.0
8 or below — 0.0