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

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2. 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 menu

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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 Holistic

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11. Click Continue

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

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13. Click No Score

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14. With No Score you'll see that the user will only receive a text grade, such as Level 4 or Excellent.

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15. Click the Scoring dropdown menu and choose Percentage

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16. You can see now there is a place for you to add a percentage so the user will get a numeric grade.

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17. Now it's time to set your levels.

Click the textbox under Level 4.

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18. Type in what a Level 4 evaluation criterion would look like.

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19. Repeat for the remaining cells of your rubric.

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20. You can change the names of the Levels as well.

Click in the textbox entitled Level 4.

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21. Type a name for the level.

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22. Repeat for the remaining levels.

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23. 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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24. You'll see you now have a new level at the end of the rubric.  Give it a name, percentage and evaluation description as you did in the earlier part of the rubric.

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25. This is a completed holistic rubric.

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

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

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29. 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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30. Click Close

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

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