A custom rubric is a set of questions that can clarify the assessment process for both assessors and participants, 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 show how to create and publish a custom rubric.
- Step 1: Creating your new rubric
- Step 2: Add sections
- Step 3: Adding mark converter
- Step 4: Review and publish your rubric
Step 1: Creating your new rubric
When on the Rubrics 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 title, these are optional. Click (4) Next to continue.
Next, you choose between the Standard (How to create a Standard Rubric) or Custom rubric. For this article we choose Custom 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 custom rubric.
- Open pop-up to edit the title, description and tags of the rubric.
- Copy current version of the rubric.
- Open focus view. This makes the tab show only the rubric you are currently working on.
- Delete the rubric (hold to confirm).
- Add a rubric section (or more sections through the content bank).
Step 2: Add sections
To further develop our custom rubric and add the actual content, click Add a section (5).
From the drop-down menu, we have the option of adding a "quick and easy" standard question, creating a more customised question or adding a section (or sections) from the content bank. For this guide, we will choose With standard multiple-choice question. For a guide to the question editor, see article How to create a question.
When added, the custom rubric will include additional information and options, as seen below.
- Number of sections in the rubric.
- Maximum amount of points attainable by the rubric.
- Add mark converter.
- Publish the custom rubric. After having added the first section, the rubric is technically ready to be published. For more, go to the end of this article.
- Preview the section.
- Toolbox, allowing you to:
- Copy the question to the same section.
- Edit the question.
- If there are more than one question, remove the question from this section and add to a new section instead.
- Delete the question (There must be one question to a section).
- Copy section.
- Add section to the content bank.
- Delete section.
- Add additional content to the section. Including:
- An extra standard multiple-choice question.
- An extra customised question.
- An extra question from the content bank.
- A tool (e.g. calculator or a ruler).
- Add a text section.
- Change the name of the section.
You can download and import the example rubric attached to this article.
Step 3: Adding mark converter
A mark converter decides a mark according to the points awarded to the answers in the sections. The mark converter is not necessary to publish the rubric and adding it to a flow. However, the manager or author tasked with adding the rubric 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 currently chosen one marked with the colour blue, and the current matrix below. Marking scales marked with grey are unavailable, because the current matrix does not allow enough points for the scale (e.g. British scale requires at least 17 points compared to the 15 points maximum in our example).
You can edit the currently selected 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 rubric
Clicking Publish on your rubric allows you to preview the version of your rubric (and your mark converters) that is shown to the assessor or manager and make your rubric accessible to flows.
- Switch between preview of the sections or the mark converters.
- Section title, below is a text section and three questions (each worth -1/1).
- See next section.
When you have reviewed your rubric, click Approve in the bottom right corner to publish the rubric.
The published rubrics 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 rubrics with other authors. You can either Share with everyone (on the licence) or search for specific authors by clicking Search for author.