1. The Rubrics tool in OAKS allows you to grade assignments and discussions using a criteria grid.  

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2. To get started, click Management

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3. Click Edit Course

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4. Scroll down and click Rubrics

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5. Click the blue New Rubric button at the top left

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6. First, from the far right, be sure that your rubric is set to Published next to Status. If not, select Published.

Only a published rubric can be used for grading.

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7. With your mouse, select textbox under Name.

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8. Type the name of your rubric and press Enter or Return on your keyboard.

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9. Click the Type dropdown arrow

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10. There are two types of rubrics: Holistic and Analytic. In Holistic rubric you evaluate on one criterion.  In Analytic you evaluate on multiple criteria.

Click Analytic

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11. To determine how your rubric will be scored, click the Scoring Points dropdown menu.

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12. This shows the options for points.

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13. If I choose Points you'll see that each level shares a point value, regardless of the criterion being evaluated.  

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14. If I choose Custom Points

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15. You'll see that each criterion has it's own custom point value per level.

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16. Click Points as I want all levels to be equally weighted.

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17. Now it's time to set your criteria.  The criteria are the overarching objectives of the assessment.

Click on the textbox entitled Criterion 1

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18. Type in your criterion

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19. Next click the textbox on the same row under Level 4

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20. Type in what a level 4 of this criterion would look like.

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21. Repeat for all 4 levels.

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22. You can add an additional Level, either at the front or the end of the level list by clicking on the plus sign.

Click on the Plus Sign.

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23. You now have a new level.  Give it a name, Point Value, and description.

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24. Here is the rubric with the first row completed.

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25. Now you would repeat these steps for your remaining criteria.

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26. You can add addition criteria rows by clicking Add Criterion

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27. As you can see I have a New Criterion at the bottom.

You can add a new grouping of criteria by clicking Add Criteria Group.

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28. Type the group name

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29. Then complete the rows and columns as you did in the section above.

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30. When you've completed the Levels and Criteria, scroll to the bottom and click on the arrow to the far right of Options, to open the options panel.


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31. The first section addresses the rubric's visibility to the student.

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32. The second section addresses the rubric grade's visibility to the student.

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33. In the Advanced Availability section, make sure that BOTH items are clicked.  If they aren't, you may not be able to attach this rubric to an assignment or discussion later on.

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34. Scroll down and click Close

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35. That's it. You're done.

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