Rubrics are guidelines for assessing student work and setting up the criteria for your rubrics will take some participation. Rubrics can be simple or complex, with one or more criteria used to calculate a grade. Rubrics are beneficial for both students and instructors. They provide students with guidelines for expected contribution and instructors can ensure objectivity in their grading.

Blackboard provides an easy to use tool for creating and using rubrics for assessments. View the Teaching Tip PDF for more information.