LaunchPad > How to use the Video Assessment Program rubric feature

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Rubrics are completely customizable, and you can reuse them as well as share them with others in your organization.

Rubrics can contain categories of items, auto-score totals, and more. The following Rubric element types are available:
  • Individual element (possible points for an item)
  • Checkbox element (points earned/deducted when an item is checked)
  • Numeric scale (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 rating)
  • Qualitative scale (i.e. Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent)
  • Text response (open text box item)
  • Category and overall totals

Creating a rubric

There are three ways to create and/or add a rubric.

When you create an activity you will have the option to add a rubric under the Feedback panel.

Click the +RUBRIC button to open your library. From here you can select a rubric you have already created/used previously, or you can create a new rubric by clicking +NEW RUBRIC.

You may also add a rubric to an activity that has already been created by clicking EDIT ACTIVITY on the top-right of the Activity page.

The third way to create a rubric is by clicking the Library button on the bottom right corner of any page. Select Rubrics and then click +New Rubric. Note that creating a rubric this way will add it to your library for later use and won’t attach it to any previously created activity. You will still need to add it when editing the settings of an activity as described above.

Working with rubric elements

Once you've created a rubric template (or chosen to edit one), you'll see the rubric canvas. The main white area is where you'll build your rubric template. On the left is a "palette" of element types that you can drag on to your canvas to customize.

You can add as many categories and individual elements as you like. If you are using it as a scoring rubric, enter the points for each element and the rubric will automatically track the overall points for you.

If you have an element you'd like to copy, such as a numeric or qualitative scale that you use repeatedly, roll your mouse over the element you wish to duplicate. A copy icon will appear at the top-right of the element. Click the copy button and a copy will appear beneath the original element, ready to customize.

Previewing and saving the rubric

At any time, you can click the Preview button to see how it will look in live mode for evaluations. Then click Close Preview to return to the editor.

Once your rubric is complete, click the red Save & Close button. Your rubric is now saved and ready to use.

Auto-save note: The rubric editor auto-saves continuously, so you'll never lose your work.


Using the rubric 

When a rubric is assigned to an activity, it will automatically be available to instructors and reviewers who give feedback on a video session. (Peer rubric use is not yet supported.)

Scoring with a rubric: If you gave your activity total points possible and added a rubric with scoring elements, anything entered with the rubric will override the points possible. Also note that if more than one reviewer completes an evaluation on the rubric, the video session score will be the average of the completed evaluations.

Note: Once a video has been graded with a rubric, the evaluation is permanently attached to that video. If you edit the rubric after grading, those edits will not be applied to the rubric on any previously graded video submissions. 

Editing a rubric

To edit a rubric, go to the rubric in your library that you wish to edit and click anywhere within the rubric to change elements and text. (You can also edit directly from your Activity Settings page). 

Once you make your first edit, a pop up window will ask you if you want to Apply to All or Save a New a Copy