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 go through step by step, how to create and publish a Custom Rubrics.
- Step 1: Creating your new Rubrics
- Step 2: Add sections
- Step 3: Adding mark converter
- Step 4: Review and publish your rubric
Step 1: Creating your new Rubrics
When on the Rubrics section of the Author tool, click + New rubric.
In the pop-up, you can (1) define a title for the Rubrics, (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 Rubrics) or Custom rubric. For this article we choose Custom rubric. Click Create to continue.
The newly created rubrics will now show up in the top list. As a new rubrics, you have the following tools available to edit your new Custom rubrics.
- Open pop-up to edit title, description and tags of the rubrics.
- Copy current version of the rubrics.
- Open focus view. This makes the tab show only the rubrics you are currently working on.
- Delete the rubrics (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 dropdown-menu, we have the possibility 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 given by the answers given by the sections. The mark converter is not necessary for publishing the rubrics 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 color 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 scal need at least 17 points to our examples 15 max).
You can edit the currently selected matrix by pulling the bare 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 rubrics allows you to preview the version of your rubrics (and your grade converters) that is shown to the assessor or manager and make your rubrics accessible to flows.
- Change 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 rubrics, click Approve in the bottom right corner to publish the rubrics.
The published rubrics will show up in the published rubrics list. Click the rubrics name to quickly copy the Reference ID (to be inserted on the Manager flow page).
Click the dropdown-menu which currently says Private to share the rubrics with other authors. You can either Share with everyone (on the license) or search for specific authors by clicking Search for author.