A rubric is an assessment tool listing evaluation criteria for an assignment, and provides a means to convey to students your expectations for the quality of completed assignments. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment, and you can use them to explain evaluations to students. Rubrics can help 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.
Blackboard Rubrics allow:
- Clearer communication of expections to students
- Quicker grading for faculty
- In depth analysis of students' work and meeting objectives through rubric reports
For more information on developing and using rubrics in Blackboard, visit Blackboard's Rubrics page.
Below you will find list of example rubrics that you can download from here, upload to Blackboard, modify in Blackboard, and apply to your Blackboard assessments.
Note: Click on the icon to preview the rubric. Click on the icon to download the Blackboard zip file.
Discussion Forums and Blogs
- HIM Discussion Board Participation Template Rubric
- NURA Discussion Board Rubric
- Discussion Boards Example
- Discussion Topics Example
- Blogs Example
Research Papers - Reflection Papers - Essays
- Research Paper N. Belz
- Research Paper S. Painter
- Article Reflection Paper N. Belz
- Reflection Essay S. Painter
Addition Rubrics to Consider:
- USC Sample Rubrics - here is a number of Blackboard rubrics you can download and modify