Blackboard Grading Rubrics - Staff Guide
Blackboard (Minerva) Grading Rubrics are a different tool to the Rubrics available in Turnitin. Blackboard Rubrics cannot be used in Turnitin. Read the Turnitin guide on Rubrics for information if you are marking in Turnitin.
Blackboard Grading Rubrics can be created for Blackboard Assignments (including offline assessments), Blackboard Tests, Minerva Journals and Minerva Discussions.
Introduction to Rubrics
Blackboard Grading Rubrics are a teaching and grading scoring tool which allow you to formalise grading schema for an assessment item. They can help instructors communicate grading methodology and expectations to students. Rubrics are not exclusively related to summative assessment - they may be used for feedback in any kind of assessment.
Blackboard Grading Rubrics consist of criteria and expectations related to the learning objectives of the assessment item.
Instructors can create rubrics from the Gradebook or assessment settings before creating the assessment. Blackboard Grading Rubrics can be created for Blackboard Assignments (including offline assessments), Blackboard Tests, Minerva Journals and Minerva Discussions.
Different types of Blackboard Grading Rubric can be created including
- Percentage-based rubrics.
- Percentage-range rubrics.
- Points-based rubrics.
- Points-range rubrics.
Instructors can also associate existing rubrics with assessment items as long as the item has not been graded. An assessment item can have only one Rubric associated with it.
You can reuse Rubrics by copying them from your Original (used for 21/22 modules and earlier), or Ultra Course View modules. For further information on copying content see the Copy Content in Ultra Course View guide.
Read - Understanding Blackboard Grading Rubrics
For more information and guidance on how to set up Blackboard Grading Rubrics, see the Rubrics guide on Blackboard's website.
Watch - Creating Blackboard Grading Rubrics
Learn how to create Blackboard Grading Rubrics in Minerva(1.46 minutes).