Designing and Using Quality Rubrics for Blended and Online Courses (CLT)

 This session is hosted by the Centre for Learning and Teaching.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

B400, Basement Killam Library


Adrienne Sehatzadeh and Chad O’Brien

Instructional Designers

Centre for Learning and Teaching

Well-developed rubrics can provide a “powerful way to clarify expectations and guide performance” (Roblyer & Wiencke, p.79). They can “help students understand what is expected, how they will be assessed, and how to improve” (UW-Madison Continuing Studies).

Will you be grading final papers and/or activities without the aid of a rubric? Would you like to streamline your feedback and grading process? Please join us for this workshop on designing and using rubrics for an online course. The workshop starts with a 20-minute presentation followed by a 40-minute practice session in which you will create or re-create a rubric for one of your courses. The workshop will conclude with a 15-minute demonstration on how to build the rubric in Brightspace.

 At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  •  Describe what a rubric is
  • Identify benefits for students and instructors
  • Differentiate the two main types of rubrics
  • Differentiate the two main components of a rubric
  • Create/re-create rubric for use in an online course
  • Learn how to build the rubric in Brightspace

Space is limited to 10 participants, so please register early to secure your spot.