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The Rubric feature is designed so instructors can list their evaluation criteria for an assignment (or other gradable content item).

This feature will be available in Blackboard following the December 2012 upgrade.


How to create a Rubric

  1. Go to the Blackboard paper you want to add a rubric to
  2. Go to the Control Panel and click Rubrics within Course Tools
  3. Click Create Rubric
  4. Give the Rubric a name and description (the description is not visible to students)
  5. Fill in the rubric details – you can add new rows and columns as well as changing their weighting
  6. Click Submit.

How to add a Rubric to a Content Item

  1. Find the content item you want to add the rubric to (remember this can only be added to gradable items)
  2. Edit the item
  3. Scroll down to the Grading section – turn grading on if it is not old by default
  4. Use the Add Rubric button to add a rubric – you can choose to create a new rubric or use an existing one. We’re going to use an existing one
  5. Select the rubric you’d like to use and click Submit
  6. Now you can decide if your students get to see the rubric or not. Change these options if you need to.
  7. Click Submit

How to Grade using a Rubric

  1. Go to the Blackboard paper where you need to do the grading
  2. Go to the Needs Grading section in the Grade Centre drop down menu
  3. Find the user’s attempt and and open it
  4. Click on ‘View Rubric’ to open the rubric
  5. Here you are able to apply marks based on the rubric, this will create a running total. Fill in the grades as appropriate
  6. Click Save when you’re finished
  7. Click Submit when you’re finished with the grading