A rubric is a tool that lists evaluation criteria for an assignment. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors use rubrics to ensure consistent and impartial grading.

Rubrics are made up of rows and columns. The rows correspond to the various criteria of an assignment. The columns correspond to the level of achievement expressed for each criterion. A description and point value for each cell in the rubric defines the evaluation and score of an assignment. You can create as many rubrics as you need.

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There are three steps to working with Rubrics in Blackboard:

Step 1: Create a Rubric

Step 2: Align the Rubric to an Assignment

Step 3: Grade Using a Rubric

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