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Creating and Using Rubrics

Rubrics are an extremely powerful and effective teaching tool that help save time when you grade and give students clear criteria that they can use to self-evaluate. In this class we will learn about the three most common types of rubrics that are used for grading, including a type of rubric called a single-point rubric that can be used to grade work where the parameters for success are not clearly defined and change from student to student. In addition to this, we'll workshop a new rubric or a rubric that you are already using, learn how to use it for student self-reflection and benchmarking, and learn how to use the rubric tool by putting it up on blackboard.


Please bring:

  • A USB drive or something to save your work onto
  • A rubric that you have created and the assignment sheet that goes with it OR the assignment sheet for the rubric you'd like to create. 
    • note: feel free to bring this as a hard copy but it might be easier to work with it if you have it in an editable format such as a .docx and won't have to retype it. 
  • Your blackboard username and password


  • Your own laptop to work on.
    • note: If you do not have a laptop or do not want to bring one we will provide you with a computer to use for the workshop. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Construct rubrics that help you evaluate your students and track progress over time.
  • Implement rubrics in your courses and draw on best practices to use them successfully.
  • Use the Blackboard Rubrics Tool to evaluate student work.

Delivery method: Instructor led

Delivery type: Traditional (Face-to-face, one or more sessions)
Single session

Upcoming sessions


Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm


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