LaunchPad > How to use a student rubric in a Video Assessment Program

Document created by Digital Support on Mar 5, 2018Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 19, 2018
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You can now add student rubrics to your activities!

Here's what instructors and students need to know:
  • Student rubrics allow students to evaluate their peers or themselves using a rubric provided by the instructor. This rubric can be different from the instructor rubric or it can be the same one.
  • Student scores are visible to the instructor, both individually and as an averaged score.
  • Students can see their own evaluations on any video submission but will only see their peers' evaluations on their own video. To encourage qualitative feedback, peer scores will not be displayed.
  • Student evaluation points are not tallied with the instructor's evaluation score.
To add a student rubric to an activity, simply check the box for Self Evaluation, Peer Evaluation or both in the Activity Settings panel. Then add or create your rubric as outlined above.


Once evaluations are added to a video submission, they will be displayed in a dropdown menu on the feedback panel. Instructors will see all evaluations and scores while students will only see their own evaluations on any video they have graded. Students will also see any evaluations given by their peers on their own video submissions, though the scores will not be displayed. 

The icon next to each name in the drop-down list indicates whether an evaluation is from a instructor/reviewer or a peer. The graduate's cap icon is shown for non-student evaluators and the people icon is shown for students.


Can I include student rubric scores in my final evaluation?

If you would like to include student rubric scores into your final evaluation, here are a couple of options:
  • Create a point element in the instructor rubric. When peer evaluations are complete, enter the average score provided in the evaluations dropdown menu.
  • If you'd rather use peer scores only, enable peer evaluations and add a student rubric but don't add an instructor rubric. Then enter the average student score as the point value on the activity or weight that score with your own.

Suggested Uses for Student Rubrics

  1. Self-reflection activities
Rubrics can help students evaluate themselves, reflect, and improve. The rubric serves as a reminder of key input from a teacher or mentor, what to look for, what to consider when critiquing their performance, and how to be objective about the most subjective of things.
  1. Next-level peer feedback
Peers comments and feedback are an important way for speakers to understand how their performance rates in front of an audience. Now peer can be guided via the student rubric. This keeps peer input focused on similar themes or areas of instruction as student peers step into the role of an instructor. The result? All your students learn faster.
  1. Large and online class peer reviews
Online and blended courses can have a lot of students and more restricted interaction with instructors. Student rubrics bridge this gap. Assignments can be reviewed entirely by peers if needed, and average scores from peer evaluations are calculated and available for instructors to review and post.
  1. Weighted peer/instructor feedback
The student rubric can be either the same rubric or one customized to the needs of students. In some cases, instructors may want to use scores from peer rubrics as a weighted portion of the final grade. To do this, instructors simply create a section in the instructor rubric and enter the average peer score before posting.