Create and Edit Rubrics

The Rubric Tab

The Rubric tab is found on an instructor’s landing page.  The Rubric tab is used to create, edit, and view rubrics available to an instructor.


A rubric is a table used to define assessment criteria and to evaluate the submitter’s performance of each criterion.  Rubrics are a component of a template and are scored through the template.

The Create Rubric Page

Building a rubric takes place on the Create Rubric page. Student Learning & Licensure provides the instructor with complete control over the content of a rubric, including performance levels [columns], elements [rows] and their associated standards, descriptions, and point values.

To create a rubric:
1. On the landing page Rubrics tab, click the CREATE RUBRIC button.
2. On the Create Rubric page, type a title for the rubric into the Name field. 


3. Add or delete levels and elements as necessary.
4. To add descriptions, click the description box, and type in the desired text.  To change the label of elements and levels, click the labels and type in the desired text.  For each level of an element, point values can also be added.


5. To map standards to an element, click the ADD ALIGNMENT button. Then select the checkboxes next to the statements you would like to align to that element. 


6. When finished mapping standards, click the mapping page SAVE button.
7. When finished building the rubric, click the create rubric page PUBLISH button to make the rubric usable in templates.

TIP: Instead of Publish, clicking the Save As Draft button will save the rubric but will not make it available for use in a template.

Editing Rubrics

Once a rubric is published, some attributes of the rubric become “locked,” and cannot be changed.  Locked attributes include:

  • The number of performance levels
  • The number of elements
  • Point values
  • Associated standards and outcomes
  • Previously aligned Met / Not Met values

While associated standards and outcomes cannot be deleted, additional standards can be added at any time. Unassigned Met / Not Met values may be assigned after publishing.

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