A standard rubric is like a matrix that can clarity and visualise criteria, e.g. learning outcomes in coursework and exam situations. Rubrics support feedback from academics to students. In WISEflow, a rubric is created by the author,
This article will go through how to create and publish a standard rubric.
- Step 1: Creating your new rubric
- Step 2: Adding a rubric matrix
- Step 3: Adding mark converter
- Step 4: Review and publish your rubric
Step 1: Creating your new rubric
When on the rubric section of the author tool, click + New rubric.
In the pop-up, you can (1) define a title for the rubric, (2) add a description (max. 500 characters), and (3) add tags. Except for the title, these are optional. Click (4) Next to continue.
Next, you choose between the Standard or Custom rubric (How to create a Custom Rubric). For this article we choose Standard rubric. Click create to continue.
The newly created rubric will now show up in the top list. As it is a new rubric, you have the following tools available to edit your new standard rubric.
- Open pop-up to edit the title, description and tags of the rubric.
- Copy the current version of the rubrics.
- Open focus view. This makes the tab show only the rubrics you are currently working on.
- Delete the rubric (Hold to confirm).
- Add rubric matrix.
Step 2: Adding a rubric matrix
Click Add rubric matrix.
You can either add a pre-made rubric matrix from the content bank or create a new matrix. In this example we will create a new matrix. In the menu, click New to continue.
The matrix editor has the following options:
- Choose criterion names (e.g. Spelling, Content).
- Choose Rating titles (e.g. Above average) and amount of points each rating is worth.
- Choose the influence of each criterion. Each rating score is automatically recalculated to show this influence ratio (e.g. 25/75 would change the fourth rating to 10/30 points). Up to 1 decimal number is allowed.
- Choose whether or not assessors that use the rubric can add a text or audio comment to the criterion during assessment.
- Click to add descriptions of each rating/criterion. There is a limit of 1500 characters in the description field.
- Click Adjust matrix to add the ability to add or remove columns or rows of the matrix.
Below is an example of a filled rubrics matrix (Attached to this article is the JSON-file, allowing you to import the same rubric to your library):
In this example, we have two criteria (Spelling and Content) and four levels of rating. Notice, the descriptions shows the actual worth of each block. These add up to a maximum score for the rubric of 15 points (the last rating), if assessed to "Perfect" in both Spelling and Content. Spelling allows for a written comment to the rating, and Content allows for an audio comment (these can be combined).
When we have added the matrix, your updated rubric will include some extra information and options as seen below:
- Number of criteria.
- Maximum amount of points available.
- Add mark converter.
- Publish rubric, allowing it to be used on flows (with or without mark converter).
- Edit rubric matrix.
- Add rubric matrix to the content bank.
- Delete rubric matrix.
- Open/Close matrix preview.
Step 3: Adding mark converter
A mark converter decides a mark according to the points given by the matrix. The mark converter is not necessary for publishing the rubric and adding it to a flow. However, the manager or author tasked with adding the rubrics can choose to use the predefined mark converter or simply use it as reference.
Click the Mark converter button (3) to open the converter editor.
In the editor, you have a list of the available marking scales, with the current chosen one marked with the colour blue, and the current mark matrix below. Marking scales marked with grey are unavailable, because the current matrix does not allow enough points for the scale (e.g. the British scale need at least 17 points compared to the 15 point maximum in our example).
You can edit the currently selected mark matrix by pulling the slider left or right, or by inputting a number in the box at the top of the bar.
When you are satisfied with the matrix, click Save mark converter.
The saved mark converter is marked with Saved. Any changes to the matrix will reopen the marking scale to be saved again.
Notice: You can add more than one mark converter for one rubrics, allowing it to adapt to any scale needed by the flow. Simply choose another scale after saving the current one.
Step 4: Review and publish your Rubrics
Clicking Publish on your rubrics allows you to preview the version of your rubric (and your mark converters) that is shown to the assessor or manager, and make your rubrics accessible to flows.
- Switch between a view of the rubric or the mark conversion matrices.
- Rankings available for the first criteria (Spelling).
- Comment box for the first criteria.
- Audio comment tool for the second criteria.
When you have reviewed your rubric, click Approve in the bottom right corner to publish the rubric.
The published rubric will show up in the published rubrics list. Click the rubric name to quickly copy the reference ID (to be inserted on the Manager flow page).
Click the drop-down menu which currently says Private to share the rubric with other authors. You can either Share with everyone (on the licence) or search for specific authors by clicking Search for author.