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I use the rubric tool a lot and like it quite a bit. Here are some features that would make it even better:

  • Full screen editor - When I'm making the rubric, I want to be able to pop that tiny little box out full screen to really see what I'm doing.
  • Some basic text formatting - I need to be able to bold items, make bulleted or numbered lists in each criteria description at the very minimum. I would love to be able to add color as well.
  • The rubric needs to share the screen better with the document viewer. When I'm grading and click on the rubric to begin entering a score for say the introduction, the rubric hides a huge section of the student's paper that I'm viewing in the doc viewer. This is a similar frustration when using the record tool to leave verbal feedback. Both the rubric window and the record tool window layer on top of the student's work, and I can't see the student's document anymore. This forces me to take hand notes as I grade & then enter them on the rubric or use them as I narrate feedback. That is one extra step that is really slowing down my workflow. If the rubric window could be moved around the screen as I grade, that would solve the issue I think.
  • Ability to save Rubrics to Resources. If this was possible, it would make it SO much easier to share a rubric, and we could all contribute rubrics to the public resources.
  • Ability to average rubric indicators instead of adding them together. When standards-based grading on a 4,3,2,1 scale with 4 criteria, the rubric forces the assignment to be worth 16 points. I want to average the criteria so the end score is a 4,3,2,1.
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    Mr. Boland

    Agreed, the view of the rubric when editing is a mess especailly

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    Susan Nygaard

    I second all of these!

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    Mr. Davenport (admin)

    I also wish I could add/delete line items in a general rubric that I could tweak per assignment.

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    Susan Nygaard

    Also, when you grade a group with a rubric, why do you have to fill out the rubric for each individual group member?! I'm grading the group! I should be able to fill out the rubric once and have that score automatically applied to all members of the group! THAT'S the WHOLE POINT!

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    Rod Kirby

    I second the suggestion to average the rubric indicators.

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    Ms. McKay

    While some of these features are now in place, they could still be improved. For example, yes, now you can enlarge the rubric editor window, but it is still not full screen, and still requires a lot of scrolling. Rich Text editing would be a big bonus, in order to emphasize things for students. It would also be great to have the expanded rubric show on the student's grades page, so they can benefit more immediately from the feedback. And it would be nice to have the ability to use text rather than numbers for the feedback (like a more customizable mastery system).

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    Mitch Martin

    Yes, rich text editing has been something that our assessment markers have also asked for. Hit helps them highlight specific things that students need to pay attention to in the overall feedback.

    Fully support the grading suggestion of text as well as numbers. We use a text grading achievement outcome, although we work within the limitations of the system in terms of points.

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    Rod Kirby

    I also would like the option to have the final score as an average of all the ratings rather than a sum. I use this for faculty observation evaluations. Some of the categories are not rated for a particular observation (since the teacher might not be using a particular teaching method in a lesson). As a result, the total points are lower than they should be just because some elements are left out. An average would be much more helpful - the teacher gets a 3.57 out of 4, for example.

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    Matthew Drucker

    Adding rubric grading option in the Add Grade Column of the grade book would be great!

    Also the Schoology Blog post of ideas on to use rubrics the other day Jan 6th, 2016 was great. However all those things would affect a student's grade if I used them since you can only use a rubric in a graded assignment. A checklist for an assignment shouldn't affect a students overall grade.

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    Marcia Ivers

    I agree.  I do not like having a hard copy open so I can see the criteria for each point value.

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    MICHELLE ROSARIO

    I totally agree! Check out my post on how rubrics can be improved overall: https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115007449848-Rubrics-in-Schoology

    If you agree, give it an upvote so we can get this improved! :) 

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    Brad Friis

    Here in New Zealand and Australia we are desperate to get rid of numerical points on rubrics. We would rather then was a letter grade score. For example Not Achieved - Achieved - Merit - Excellence and numerous other versions of a word based grade. In some instances NO SCORE is preferable.

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