Our enhanced rubric features now let you create multiple rubrics in a unit plan. You also have the ability to create/favorite/search for rubrics like you can with unit plans. Favourited rubrics will appear in a new My Favourite Rubrics page.
Wit the new rubrics features, you can do the following:
- Develop a database of your own rubrics
- Create a collection of rubrics you’ve favorited or “loved”
- Choose custom titles for collected rubrics for easy reference
- Create rubrics right from your Profile Page
- Develop multiple rubrics for a unit plan
- Copy rubrics you’ve written
Creating a Rubric
On your Profile Page, all your custom rubrics, and favorited rubrics, are visible under the Rubrics tab.
To create a new rubric, click on the New Rubric button while in the Rubrics tab of your Profile Page. You can also use the New Rubric button on your rubrics page.
You get a blank 4–1 rubric which you can add components to.
Copying a Custom Rubric
Once you have a rubric created, you can create a copy of it and give it a name for classification/quick reference. To copy, click on the button below your profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
You can choose to Copy or Delete the rubric. If you click Copy, a copy of that rubric will appear on your My Rubrics page in the Rubrics tab on your Profile Page. (You can also print rubrics, although that feature is not shown here.)
Cool Tip: You can access the rubric features by using the icon drop-down menu in the top right corner of your screen (the little arrow beside your picture.)
Adding Rubrics to Your Units
When you create a new unit plan, you’ll discover that rubrics are now done in the Assessment tab in the top toolbar. In the Assessment tab, just click on Add Rubric.
A window pops up which gives you a few different options: you can either create a whole new rubric, or you can choose custom rubrics from your My Rubrics master page, from a drop-down menu.
Once you’ve created a title for your new rubric or chosen one from the drop-down menu, simply click on Add Rubric. Your rubric then appears as an icon on your Assessment page. From there you can start working on it.
Cool Tip: When you attach a rubric in this manner, it attaches a COPY of the original which you can edit, which means you can create rubric templates that are the starting point and customize them each time you use them. Cool, huh?
In order to do this, you can be right inside the rubric itself. On the far right, beside your rubric components, you’ll see the words Delete Rubric in gray with a trash can icon beside them.
When you click on it, a pop-up window appears. Type in the word “delete” and click on OK, and the rubric disappears.