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Rubrics

A Rubric can be used to communicate the assignment requirements and acceptable performance standards to students. Interact2  rubrics allows you to mark assessments online and have the feedback and grade automatically recorded in Grade Centre.

Interact2 rubrics can be used to mark discussion boards, blogs, journals and wikis.  A rubric can also be associated with other  Grade Centre columns.

How to Create a Rubric

You can create a rubric from the control panel or add it to tools in the creation or editing process.

To create a rubric from the Control Panel in Interact2:

  1. Expand the Course Tools section and click Rubrics.
  2. On the Rubrics page, click Create Rubric on the action bar.
  3. Type a name and optionally, provide a description of the rubric to make it easier to associate it to relevant assignments.
  4. Edit the rubric grid.
  5. Click Submit.

How to access the rubric tool from the course tools menu

How to Attach a Rubric

You can attach a Rubric to the following tools:

  • Essay, Short Answer, and File Response test questions
  • Blogs and Journals
  • Wikis
  • Discussion Board forums and threads

In the creation or editing process of these tools you select 'Grade' and then 'Add Rubric'.  The picture is an example for the blog tool.

How to add a rubric to a tool

Display Rubrics to Students

The rubric is not automatically shown to students, by associating the rubric to the task you make it available to them.

Once you have added a rubric you are able to select 4 options for rubric visibility:

Rubric for students

  • No Students cannot view the rubric.
  • Yes (With Rubric Scores) student can view the rubric, including possible point or percentage values.
  • Yes (Without Rubric Scores) student can view the rubric, but does not including possible point or percentage values.
  • After Grading allows students to view the rubric only after grading on their submission is completed.

Note:  The rubric will only be available to students when marks are available in the grade column.

Marking with a Rubric

Accessing the Rubric


From the Grade Centre open a student’s attempt.

  1. Click the grey chevron beside the students attempt and click Attempt.

    Accessing a rubric
  2. Click VIEW RUBRIC to open the full rubric (this example is the where the rubric has been used for a test).


    View Rubric
Using a Rubric to mark


When the rubric is open:

  1. Click on the appropriate cell for each assessment criterion against a point on the Level of Achievement scale. When you select a cell it displays in pale blue, with a large green tick.
  2. Enter a short piece of individual feedback in any of the selected cells (0ptional).

    Using a Rubric to mark
  3. Optionally, enter a feedback summary below the rubric in the Feedback to Learner field.

    Feedback to Learner
  4. Press Save to save your rubric entries and feedback, and return to the main grading screen.
What Do Students See?


Once marking has been completed, unhide the Grade Centre column.  When students view their marks in My Grades they will see a speech bubble icon next to the grade.

My grades

Clicking on this icon will show them comments entered in the main FEEDBACK TO LEARNER area, and also the summary feedback entered at the bottom of the Rubric.
There is a link to the Rubric underneath the assignment title (this example is the where the rubric has been used for a Journal) .

My grades Rubric

Clicking on this link opens the full Rubric grid in a new window.

Rubric Detail

Students can also view the rubric when looking at their submitted paper.  They can click on the icon next to their mark to open up the Rubric in a new window.