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How do I attach a grade item and/or rubric to an assignment? Activities | Assignments

When you are evaluating an assignment, you can do so with the help of a rubric and/or a grade item: grade items represent the course items that you would like to evaluate in the grade book. By attaching a grade item to an assignment, you can let Brightspace calculate and register the final grade for you.

Attaching a grade item to an assignment

An instructional video is included for this subject. This instructional video will provide a step-by-step explanation about how you can attach a grade item to an assignment. Below the video you will find the written manual.

  • Navigate to Activities in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Assignments.
  1. In the overview, search for the assignment you want to attach a grade item to and click on the fold-out arrow next to it. 
  2. Click Edit Assignment.
  3. In case you have not created an assignment yet, click New Assignment to create one now.

In both cases you will be navigated to the Properties tab of the created assignment. 

  1. Below Grade Item you can select the grade item you want to attach to the assignment in the drop-down menu. If you would like to create a new grade item on the spot, click New Grade Item (in a pop-up window you will walk through the same steps as when you create grade items from Grades).
  2. Click the fold-out arrow under Student View Preview to tick in which manner the grades will be displayed to the students. 
  3. Click Save and Close.

Only a grade item of the numeric and selectbox type can be linked to an activity. Keep in mind that the activity and grade item must have the same amount of maximum points.

When a grade item has already been attached to another activity, it will no longer show up as an option in the drop-down menu. 

  • In the overview of the Assignments you can see by the rosette icon whether or not an assignment is attached to a grade item. Hover over the rosette icon with your mouse to see which item is attached to the assignment. 

There has also been made a video about this subject. This video explains step by step how you can create a grade item. Below the video you will find the written video.

Attaching a rubric to an assignment

You can evaluate an assignment with the use of a rubric, by attaching a rubric to an assignment. 

  • On the Assignments homepage, search for the assignment you want to attach a rubric to and click the arrow.
  • Click Edit Assignment.
  • In case you have not created an assignment yet, click New Assignment to create one now.
  1. Click Add Rubric to add one (or more) existing rubric(s).
  2. Click Create Rubric in New Window to create a new rubric.
  3. Use the drop-down menu below Default Scoring Rubric to select a default scoring rubric, after you have attached one (or more) rubric(s).
  4. Click Save and Close.