In August, onCampus (MyGPS) released a new Rubrics feature for assignments. One great feature is that graded rubrics will be visible to students and/or parents in grade books that are not open. Also, rubrics can be returned to students one by one or all at once.
Rubrics can also be added to any MyGPS Turnitin assignment, click here for information and instructions. Turnitin is not just a plagiarism check, it has a wonderful assignment annotator including a 3-minute voice memo for multi-media assignment grading.
- General Rubric Information
- Student and Parent Views
- Create a Rubric
- Add To My Rubrics
- Grade with a Rubric
- Copy/Print Rubrics
- Rubric Import Rules
Good overview video. Note: onCampus is the brand name for MyGPS.
General Rubric Information
- Create, edit and modify Rubrics from Faculty > My Day > Rubrics. Your rubrics will appear in a list under My Rubrics while all other available rubrics, regardless if permissions to add, edit, or delete are given, can be found within the Rubric Bank.
- Teachers can only add Rubrics to the Rubric Bank from the context menu. In addition, they can only delete Rubrics they own, and not those created by others.
- When creating a new assignment or editing an existing ungraded one, select Associate rubric to add a rubric from your My Rubrics list.
- Once a rubric is selected, See rubric appears, letting you preview it to ensure the correct one has been selected before it is added. If there are no Rubrics to select, Associate rubric becomes disabled.
- In addition, if you want to modify a rubric then you’ll need to adjust it from My Rubrics and then re-associate it with the assignment.
Student and Parent Views
- Once a rubric has been applied to an assignment and made available by the teacher, students can access it from the Assignment Center and then select a particular class assignment to see the Assignment detail.
- When See rubric is selected, the Rubric appears, enabling the student to see teacher expectations before finishing the assignment.
- Once a teacher commits the Rubric and Grade to the Grade Book, students return here to view the results. Comment Only Rubrics are available as soon as the comments are entered.
- Additionally, if parents have access to Assignments, they can also access their child’s graded rubrics through the Assignment Center. Select the assignment from their child’s page to view the details. Under Evaluation, select See rubric to view the point totals and any comments the teacher may have left.
- Alternatively, Rubrics can be accessed in the visual grade book from MyDay > Progress > Courses by selecting See grade details followed by See rubric. Rubrics that use a letter grade also display the total number of points that student earned on the assignment, while the grade book simply shows the translated letter grade.
Once a Rubric is applied to an assignment, it appears in Evaluation under Assignment Detail.
- Based on your role, Rubrics can be found in a few different places:
- Teachers work with Rubrics from Faculty > My Day > Rubrics
- Parents and students can find Rubrics in the Assignment Center, once applied to an assignment and made available by the teacher.
- Select then add a Rubric Name. Though it isn’t required, you can also add a Description or change how the assignments are evaluated. Evaluation methods include points, comments, percentages, and point ranges.
- Create the first skill to evaluate.
- Add new proficiency levels for the skill traditionally ranging from those who demonstrate a mastery level to those that need improvement.
- For teachers that plan to associate the rubric with an assignment using Grade Book, the Total Points in the Rubric automatically become the Max Points for the assignment.
- After the skill is created, select Done to save it or Cancel to start over.
- If additional skills are needed, select Add another skill and follow the previous steps again. Any added skill sections you add retain the previously created Point totals and Proficiency names by default, but you can change them if you want. You can add as many skills and proficiency levels as you want.
- To remove a proficiency level, select X.
- Optionally, you can associate the newly created Rubric with specific grade levels or departments. These associations, as well as the Rubric Name and Description, are searchable in the Rubrics Bank.
- Once completely finished with the Rubric, select Save to my Rubrics or Cancel to close without saving.
- Teachers then select a Rubric and add it to their individual rubrics list by selecting Add to my rubrics either from the menu options or selecting the title.
- From here, Rubrics can be added, viewed, edited, or deleted. Select the Rubric name to open the Rubric, or select these options right from the context menu.
- Delete removes a template from the manager and teacher Rubric Bank view though copied Rubrics aren’t be impacted. To prevent any potential accidents, a confirmation appears once delete is selected before the Rubric is removed.
Grade with a Rubric
- To grade the student with the associated rubric, select Evaluate with rubric.
- From here, proficiency levels for each skill can be selected, automatically adding the number of points each is worth to a counter. For example, if an assignment is worth 100 points in total, the counter first displays 0/100. Each proficiency holds a value that when selected, increases that total score. Once finished, the point total represents the student’s final score.
- Though it is optional, each skill allows you to add optional comments if you want to provide additional details or explanation if needed. Finally, options to print the rubric or clear out all entered data is available as well.
Note: Once a Rubric has been used to grade at least one student from the Assignment, it is then locked down and can’t be changed or edited further.
- When ready, open the class grade book. You will see “Rubric grades not yet committed.” Click the Commit grades & post rubrics button to commit grades and publish to students and parents. This adds all available grades into the Grade Book and posts the completed rubrics, so that students and parents can view them. Comment Only rubrics become available to students/parents immediately after a teacher evaluates with them.
- Teachers can also copy Rubrics. The duplicated Rubric retains the original title as well as Copy Of appended to the front.
- The option to print Rubrics is also available, even to ones that have already been used for evaluation. Teachers select this option either through the Rubric detail view or context menu. A print preview appears once Print is selected, giving the user a final glimpse on how it appears once printed.
Rubric Import Rules
- When a teacher imports his/her own assignments, any associated rubrics are also imported. However, teachers who import assignments from another teacher won’t import the associated rubrics.
- When a teacher deletes a rubric template that has not yet been used to evaluate student work, a notification shows the teacher which assignments are going to be affected. If the rubric template has been used to evaluate an assignment, any associated rubrics are then locked down and no longer allow edits.
- In addition, rubrics with deleted templates are not available for import.