Today we’re hosting a CELT co-sponsored session about using Rubrics for assessment in Moodle! Through our recent assessment push, faculty all around have discovered the value in rubrics for administrative reporting, feedback communication, and consistent evaluation. As a teacher myself, it’s most important for me to effectively communicate to students why they’re getting the score they earned. Many students will see a number/letter they like (or don’t like) and react. Since implementing rubrics, students have gained a better understanding of the reasoning behind their grade, which has sparked better, more honest conversations about performance. Now you don’t have to use Moodle to use a rubric, but it is a nice, paperless way to deliver timely feedback in a form that’s accessible to students. It creates one more valuable step in the Moodle work flow– the student checking back to see how he/she did! We hope these instructions help you implement rubrics (PDF). If you have any questions or concerns, or if you’d like to use shared rubrics among multiple courses in a program, let us know!